Federal Government Relations Report from THE HILL – September 2009

by Ontario Communications
Categories: Newswire


Announcement from Colonel Donald J. Copple, Chief Secretary
The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory

I am pleased to announce the following changes to The Salvation Army’s Federal Government Relations program.

The Federal Government Relations portfolio, which was formerly managed by Territorial Headquarters, will be integrated into the Ontario Central East Division’s Public Relations and Development Department under the leadership of Captain John P. Murray, APR the Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development.

Mr. Michael Maidment, Area Director, Public Relations and Development, for the National Capital Region has been appointed as the new Federal Government Relations Officer based in the Nation’s Capital and he will manage the day-to-day operations of The Salvation Army’s Government Relations program.

When Parliament resumes in a few short days, The Salvation Army’s Federal Government Relations agenda will focus on strengthening relationships with parliamentarians and senior government bureaucrats. It will also aim to build awareness at federal level on issues important to The Salvation Army such as; reducing and preventing homelessness, eliminating human trafficking, providing guaranteed family income and will seek to formalize the partnership between the federal government and The Salvation Army’s Emergency and Disaster Services.

Effective immediately, please direct all inquiries regarding The Salvation Army’s involvement with the Federal Government to Michael Maidment.

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