Welland Food Drive Keeps Families Fed at Christmas

Posted on 26th November 2021, by Chris McGregor
To help people and families have a happy Christmas, the annual Welland Food Drive brought in a whopping 5,000 pounds of food and over $56,000 financial support for three local food banks, including The Salvation Army in Welland. The massive event took place recently and sees all community donations split evenly between local food banks  […]

Toys for Tots Brings Christmas to Children in Peel Region

Posted on 24th November 2021, by Chris McGregor
A lot of children will receive Christmas presents this year thanks to an innovative partnership between the Peel Region Police and The Salvation Army. Recently, the Peel Region Police officially kicked off their annual toy drive called Toys for Tots, where The Salvation Army is the recipient of donated toys that are given to families  […]
MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2021 TORONTO, Ontario—The Salvation Army Ontario Division kicks off the Christmas season with the launch of the 2021 Kettle campaign on Thursday, November 18 at the Distillery Winter Village in Toronto’s Distillery District. A ceremonial first donation in the world’s largest 35-foot-tall Salvation Army Christmas Kettle will take  […]

Human Trafficking Survivor Dedicates Life to Freeing Others

Posted on 26th October 2021, by Chris McGregor
Caroline Pugh-Roberts credits The Salvation Army for saving her life. After eight years of being a victim of human trafficking, she now dedicates her time, day and night, freeing young women from a life where they have no control. Human trafficking occurs across Ontario along the Highway 401 corridor, from Windsor to Montreal. Women and  […]

World Homeless Day – Islington Seniors’ Shelter

Posted on 8th October 2021, by Chris McGregor
The Islington Seniors’ Shelter opened their doors in late 2018. Staff work exclusively with men and women over the age 55 who are experiencing homelessness. The three-story building has 90-fully accessible beds. A 2018 City of Toronto study showed that of the more than 8,000 people experiencing homelessness in the city, 18.2 per cent were  […]

World Homeless Day – Gateway Linens and Disposal Services

Posted on 7th October 2021, by Chris McGregor
The Salvation Army Gateway Linens and Disposal Services in Toronto is more than just a laundry, it is a way back to a normal life, one sheet at a time. After four homeless years on the street, Leif Michaels knows the transformative power of being part of the commercial laundry and employee retraining program at  […]