Congratulations! The Salvation Army of Chilliwack won the Not-for-Profit Award at the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence gala dinner recently. Chilliwack Community Ministries Director Tim Bohr states, "It was quite a surprise, considering the calibre of our fellow nominees, many of whom would be considered "heavy hitters" in our community. We are very pleased to  […]

Give a Gift of Hope

Posted on 15th February 2017, by British Columbia
Holidays and family celebrations throughout the year are times when we exchange gifts as an expression of our love and affection for the special people in our lives. Choosing the right gift is always a challenge! This year, choose a gift that is guaranteed to make a difference! The Gift of Hope program allows you  […]

2016: A year of great success

Posted on 9th February 2017, by British Columbia
2016 was a very successful year for The Salvation Army BC Division.  We were able to not only provide food and clothes to those in need, but also delivered many other services to indivudals in need of support. In 2016 The Salvation Army in British Columbia provided: 1,227,895 Meals for the hungry 228,488 Adults and Children  […]

Meeting the needs of all

Posted on 2nd February 2017, by British Columbia
Meeting the needs of all isn’t always easy, but a public forum presented by The Salvation Army Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre Victoria with the partnership of the Vancouver Island Criminal Justice Association will try to do so.  Entitled Public Safety, Compassion, and Community Integration: Meeting the Needs of All, the purpose of this forum is  […]

Food hampers provided in New Wesminster

Posted on 26th January 2017, by British Columbia
Those who are in need of food have yet to be forgotten in New Westminster. Every weekday at The Salvation Army New Westminster Citadel, for the past 15 years starting at 1:00pm, food hampers are given out to individuals in need, including; seniors, singles, families, refugees and individuals who are homeless. On these days between  […]

We’re here when you need us.

Posted on 18th January 2017, by British Columbia
Each and every day of the year The Salvation Army Emergency Response units and their teams of volunteers are 'at the ready' to respond to emergencies and disasters of all kinds, often providing support and assistance long after the initial crisis has passed. In the early morning hours of Saturday January 14th, The Salvation Army  […]

Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Posted on 11th January 2017, by British Columbia
Today is #HumanTraffickingAwareness Day. The Salvation Army is committed to fighting sexual exploitation and has championed rehabilitative care and awareness across the country by opening Deborah’s Gate in 2009, the first Canadian safe house and residential program of its kind for survivors of human trafficking. Deborah’s Gate is a specialized program of care that exists  […]

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses Goal

Posted on 10th January 2017, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that it raised over $4.3 million provincially in British Columbia through its Christmas Kettle Campaign, surpassing its $4-million goal.  Nationally The Salvation Army raised over $23.5 million provincially, surpassing its $21 million goal! “We are truly grateful for the continued support of our donors, volunteers and community partners, who enable us  […]

Semi-Trailer Donation to Emergency Disaster Services

Posted on 3rd January 2017, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services has received a sizable and practical donation for use in British Columbia from the Vancouver Island Disaster Relief Trailer Association. The semi -trailer contained new, unopened emergency response items that will be used by The Salvation Army EDS when called to an event. John McEwan, The Salvation Army Emergency  […]

Salvation Army helps fill the gaps for working single mom

Posted on 21st December 2016, by British Columbia
For one Victoria mother without sick-leave benefits, a seasonal cold means the space under the Christmas tree can be sparse. Tyra, 35, is a home-support worker who has never been on social assistance but still finds herself turning to places like the Salvation Army at Christmas to help fill the gaps. “I’m a single parent  […]