11-Year-Old Discovers the Importance of Volunteering

Posted on 10th May 2021, by SalvationArmy.ca
Payton in a mask, sorts food boxes
The COVID-19 pandemic brought many life adjustments for 11-year-old Payton and his family. As he looks back, none of the changes were more impactful for him than the cancellation of organized hockey and the decision to be homeschooled for the 2020-2021 school year. The loss of activity and time with friends was challenging as Payton  […]
The Salvation Army's extraordinary year year in disaster services
The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services in Canada has assisted those affected by disaster since 1917. Therefore, every year, we recognize and support Emergency Preparedness Week, a national event coordinated by Public Safety Canada. During the first full week of May, Canadians are encouraged to become better prepared for the range of emergencies that could  […]
Salvation Army worker delivers hampers to fire victims
At 1:30 a.m. on Valentine’s Day, a massive fire ripped through the Delair Court apartments in Abbotsford, B.C., leaving more than 100 individuals and families homeless. The complex contained 57 units, all now uninhabitable due to extensive fire, smoke and water damage. Within a couple of hours, Emergency Social Services (ESS) and The Salvation Army  […]

Honouring Volunteers Whose Vital Connections Strengthen Communities

Posted on 19th April 2021, by SalvationArmy.ca
Left: Eva bags food. Right Louise prepares beverages
Volunteers—unsung heroes—champions. During National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, The Salvation Army celebrates the selfless dedication and commitment of its thousands of volunteers who give their time and energy to help others succeed. “The impact of a volunteer can never be underestimated,” says Alice Johansson, The Salvation Army’s territorial manager of volunteer services. “We are truly grateful  […]

Celebrate Earth Month by Shifting to Thrifting

Posted on 6th April 2021, by SalvationArmy.ca
youth carrying black bag that says refresh, recycle, restyle
When it began in 1970, Earth Day’s mission was to diversify, educate, and activate the environmental movement worldwide—an imperative that we know is more important today than ever. April 22 is a time to recognize climate change and challenge us to see environmental issues as threats to everyone and everything, but particularly our most vulnerable  […]