The Environmental Impact of Thrifting

Posted on 5th June 2019, by
Thrift store employee sorts through racks of clothes in the store
World Environment Day, an annual event held on June 5, raises global awareness about environmental issues and encourages the public to engage in effective actions. The Salvation Army believes that the earth is God’s creation and we should be good stewards of its care. One of the ways The Salvation Army strives to help the  […]

Community Garden Helps Boost Food Security in Penticton

Posted on 30th May 2019, by
Since 2013, The Salvation Army’s community garden in Penticton, B.C., has been a place where social connections are established, healthy eating is celebrated and food security is boosted. “The community garden works in conjunction with the Penticton food bank, which is operated by The Salvation Army, to create community and long-term solutions to food poverty,”  […]

Respite for Autism Caregivers

Posted on 21st May 2019, by
Elijah plays with stuffed toy at autism program
In Canada, more than a quarter of a million families are touched by autism spectrum disorders. The Salvation Army London Village Respite Program supports over 200 families; approximately 50 have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Seven-year-old Elijah has attended the ASD program for over a year. It has been a huge relief for  […]

Promoting Positive Mental Health

Posted on 8th May 2019, by
Jackson gets mental-health support at The Salvation Army
Mental Health Week, May 6 to 12, helps to promote the importance of positive mental health and well-being. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) says that in order to thrive, we all need purpose, hope, resilience and belonging. “When I came to The Salvation Army’s Booth Centre in Hamilton, Ont., I was penniless, slept on  […]
EDS workers being served by a Salvation Army trailer
As spring arrived in April, a combination of rapidly melting snow and heavy rainfall has had a devastating effect on three Canadian provinces. States of emergency have been declared in communities across Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, as rising rivers have forced thousands from their homes. Underscoring the seriousness of the situation, 2,000 military personnel  […]

Easter Message from Salvation Army World Leader

Posted on 18th April 2019, by
Crown of thorns under cross build of nails
Do Not Be Afraid What causes you to be afraid? Is it the dark? Spiders? Illness, heights, confined spaces, money problems or the future? A myriad of things are understandable causes of fear, and often that fear is accompanied by anxiety. There is a recurring theme throughout Scripture where God tells us not to be  […]

Canadian Officers Return Home as Salvation Army National Leaders

Posted on 18th April 2019, by
Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd
Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd, serving as territorial leaders in Australia, have been appointed to the Canada and Bermuda Territory, with Commissioner Floyd Tidd as the Territorial Commander and Commissioner Tracey Tidd as the Territorial President of Women’s Ministries. “We look forward to the opportunity to serve in our home territory and anticipate all that  […]