Wai Young, MP for Vancouver South, accompanied by Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay, announced funding of more than $88,000 to The Salvation Army Deborah's Gate program to help victims of human trafficking reintegrate into community. This funding follows through on the Government of Canada's commitment to protect society's most vulnerable  […]
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thoughts shared.

Posted on 7th July 2015, by British Columbia
"I have the pleasure of working in a supportive environment where I am able to take ownership, be creative and take on friendships in the workplace. I take pride in honouring the 50 years of generational success The Salvation Army has in The Comox Valley, which I see as an important ingredient for women.  To be  […]
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A Legacy Gift from the heart.

Posted on 6th July 2015, by British Columbia
This is the story of a generous woman, bright lights and her legacy.  Betty Bonnington (née Rogers) was born in rural Saskatchewan in 1927.  She moved to Toronto in 1952 to live near her future husband, Ken Bonnington.  Soon afterward, Betty and Ken married and in 1957 moved to West Vancouver, British Columbia.  Ken’s job  […]
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green rooftops.

Posted on 30th June 2015, by British Columbia
Belkin House Food Services have literally put "community" into their  community roof top garden! The team has partnered with Evangelical Chinese Baptist Church, BC Hydro, KPMG, AIG, and  RBC, and AON and through their generosity, they have sponsored a custom designed planter. Constructed in-house by Lionel – an incredibly talented member of the maintenance department – the planters  […]
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harvest for local food banks.

Posted on 29th June 2015, by British Columbia
Constellation Brands Canada, as part of their "Nourishing Neighbours" program, will oversee the tending, harvest and delivery of 3 acres of ground crops for the Oliver and Penticton Community Food Banks. Captains Tim and Miriam Leslie from The Salvation Army Penticton Community Food Bank were there and expressed their amazement at the organization of the  […]
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School’s out and the numbers are in.

Posted on 26th June 2015, by British Columbia
Every school day, volunteers and staff from Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Services and The Salvation Army Caring Place prepare approximately 175 bagged lunches for school children in our communities. With the school year coming to a close, we are pleased to announce that over 28,000 bagged lunches were provided this year. The school lunch bag  […]
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Posted on 10th June 2015, by British Columbia
With the recent earthquakes in Nepal, The Salvation Army International Emergency Services team is on the ground in Nepal to support local officials and assess how best The Salvation Army can respond in partnership with other agencies.  In the aftermath of such devastation, it is encouraging to see communities and individuals partner collaboratively to lend  […]
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A Father’s Story.

Posted on 9th June 2015, by British Columbia
Tom is no stranger to challenges. At a very early age he was exposed to alcohol, drugs and unhealthy environments that quickly led him to foster care and eventually to The House of Concord, a corrections facility run by The Salvation Army in the late 80’s.  Tom noted that through The Salvation Army programs at  […]
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Army responds after floods hit Cache Creek.

Posted on 3rd June 2015, by British Columbia
Disaster struck the small town of Cache Creek, B.C., in May when a heavy localized rainstorm dropped 30 cm of rain in one hour, causing severe flooding. “The local storm water channels were no match for that amount of water, and overflowed from the ditches on to the streets, becoming rivers of water, mud, debris  […]
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A BBQ and day of fun at The Salvation Army Nelson.

Posted on 28th May 2015, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army Nelson hosted a hot dog barbecue and offered tours of the facility on May 27th in an effort to share the services available at the downtown Nelson location. Social service worker students, Alita Tondu and Monica Fernandes are currently finishing their practicum at The Salvation Army. “As part of our practicum we  […]
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