Ontario Emergency Disaster Services Volunteers Practice Response Skills

Posted on 27th September 2022, by Chris McGregor
A major flood caused by heavy rain affected the community of Jackson’s Point, trapping hundreds of residents in the town on Lake Simcoe. Dozens of homes lost power in the storm, and families were evacuated from their homes to a nearby community centre. The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) response team travelled through the  […]

Whitby Thrift Store Volunteer Enjoys Giving Back

Posted on 1st September 2022, by Chris McGregor
What began as just another night on the job with the Toronto Transit Commission led Mario Spitale to volunteering with The Salvation Army. For five years now, the retired TTC supervisor can be found a couple days a week at The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Whitby, pricing and preparing jewelry and watches for sale.  […]

Former Police Officer Answers Call to Ministry

Posted on 29th August 2022, by Chris McGregor
“I look back at my life and my experiences over the last 10 years and this is what God has been training me for all this time. He had a plan,” said Jacob Moore, Salvation Army Director of Community and Family Services in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Jacob (Jake) Moore worked as a police officer for  […]
It was a beautiful day on the greens for golfers coming together to play a round and support The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) program. The Salvation Army Golf Classic at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Ottawa hosted 120 golfers who raised nearly $20,000. Golfers were greeted by Salvation Army mission partners and received  […]

Remembering the Empress of Ireland

Posted on 18th August 2022, by Chris McGregor
May 29, 1914 is a day forever tied to the history of The Salvation Army. On that day, in the chilly early morning hours, Canadian ocean liner Empress of Ireland sunk in the St. Lawrence River, taking with it almost 150 Salvationists. The regal ship was a reliable one, having made 95 transatlantic crossings between  […]
Valerie Davis’ memory lives on through butterflies and forget me not flowers. A huge wall-sized mural recently unveiled at The Salvation Army Adult Day Program at Meadowlands Community Church captures Valerie’s spirit and love of nature and just like the symbolic flowers, she is not forgotten. When Valerie, a program participant at Meadowlands in Ancaster,  […]

Students Start School off Right with Best First Day

Posted on 10th August 2022, by Chris McGregor
Back to school might still be a month away, but for Best First Day partner organizations, including The Salvation Army, preparation starts early to give students the tools to succeed in class. Best First Day is a London-wide community backpack drive in partnership with the Thames Valley Education Foundation, The Salvation Army London Community and  […]
Residents of Broadview Village now have a dedicated space to focus on their spiritual, mental, and physical health. The Jennifer Ing Memorial Wellness Quarters is a room designed to nurture spiritual contemplation and to encourage active living and healthy lifestyle choices for residents with developmental challenges. It is dedicated to Jennifer Ing, a long-term resident of  […]