The Salvation Army in Richmond Hill, Ontario handed out over 70 Family Food Boxes to families in need in their local area, an initiative inspired by the many food box meal preparation services that are now available on a subscription basis.  “My wife and I are subscribed to a food box service, and it’s so convenient to receive all of the ingredients in one handy box with  […]
With freezing temperatures sweeping across Ontario, the need for warmth has increased dramatically for families and individuals in need. Recently, on one of these cold winter days, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services Team and Operation Mobilizing Hope discovered an opportunity to work together to help those in need.  Operation Mobilizing Hope provides blessing bags and food to those who are struggling throughout Ontario. Unfortunately, their program, which would be typically running at this time of the year, had  […]

Storage Space Urgently Needed in Windsor due to Fire

Posted on 19th February 2021, by Bianca Schmutz
Work is moving fast on completion to the Windsor Salvation Army Community and Family Services gymnasium, which was damaged by a January 17 fire. The blaze caused $75 000 in damage to the building’s floors and walls, plus the cost of food, supplies, toys and equipment kept in the gym, which serves as a storage  […]

Evolving the Church Service in the Time of Covid

Posted on 18th February 2021, by Bianca Schmutz
Moving is stressful at the best of times. But moving during a pandemic, with children, to a new city is even more trying. For Majors Michael and Carolyn Simpson, Officers at The Salvation Army Church in Peterborough, and their four children, the Covid-19 crisis, lockdowns and social distancing has increased the challenge. The Simpsons relocated  […]
The Salvation Army Bayside Mission in Barrie has received some local recognition for their hard work in supporting the community during the pandemic.  Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman sent certificates of appreciation to the workers at Bayside Mission to highlight the efforts of shelter workers. “There aren’t enough words or gratitude to recognize the work done  […]

Foodbank Needs Being Met & Exceeded – Volunteers Wanted!

Posted on 11th February 2021, by Bianca Schmutz
No matter what the future has to throw at the community of Sault Ste. Marie, the Community and Family Services division of The Salvation Army is well prepared. In this northern Ontario community of 75 000 on the shore of Lake Superior, 11 000 people are living under the poverty line and the economy has  […]

Serving with Dignity and Beyond the Basic Necessities

Posted on 5th February 2021, by Bianca Schmutz
For all of us, the past year has been different in many ways, but the light of generosity remained strong. This winter, many were left with challenging situations because of COVID-19, yet it has been because of the generosity of the community that basic necessities and security were made possible. Even in such an unprecedented  […]

Generous Donations Helping to Meet Increasing Needs at Ottawa Booth Centre

Posted on 4th February 2021, by Caroline Franks
As we continue to endure the affects of a global pandemic this winter, more and more individuals and families need assistance with the basic necessities as well as emotional and spiritual support.  The Salvation Army in Ottawa is so grateful for the unwavering and generous support from donors in Ottawa and throughout Eastern Ontario that  […]

Grateful for the Generosity that Keeps Childcare Clean & Safe

Posted on 4th February 2021, by Caroline Franks
  Childcare is important and offers lifelong social, economic and academic benefits for children and their parents. The Salvation Army has 5 Childcare centres that are spread out across Mississauga, Brampton, and Scarborough. These centres are very similar to others in that parents drop their children off for daily activities and classes, picking them up  […]

Editorial : Sharing the Joy of Christmas with Local Families

Posted on 22nd January 2021, by Caroline Franks
The Christmas season has always been a magical time of year for me because of the twinkling lights, the crisp, white snow, and the warm feeling of spending time with friends and family. Christmas is also a time to celebrate the season of advent, waiting and building excitement of Christ’s coming into our world, bringing  […]