Divisional News

Lynn used to dread the last week of every month, as she struggled with food affordability. Now she’s grateful to be thriving rather than simply surviving, with the assistance of The Salvation Army Windsor Centre of Hope food bank. “Thanks to the incredible support from the Centre of Hope, getting through the month isn’t a  […]

Furry Friends Inspiring Recovery in Thunder Bay

Posted on 14th May 2024, by Chris McGregor
Step into The Salvation Army Journey to Life Centre and you’ll be greeted by the playful and excitable presence of new residents: two young husky shepherd cross puppies. These furry companions aren’t just cute; they’re part of a transformative program designed to empower men living with addiction. As program participants progress on their path to  […]

Volunteer Kindness Shines Bright on Homeless Encampments

Posted on 9th May 2024, by Chris McGregor
A committed team of The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) volunteers were a beacon of hope, bringing dignity to the City of London’s homeless community. As part of London’s Health and Homelessness initiative, six passionate Salvation Army volunteers delivered more than 7,600 nutritious meals and 15,000 bottles of water to four encampment service hubs  […]

Are you Prepared for a Disaster?

Posted on 7th May 2024, by Chris McGregor
A disaster can strike without notice, leaving devastation in its wake. Preparation is key to keeping Ontarians safe and managing the impacts on individuals, families, and communities. Trevor McLellan, emergency disaster services specialist with the Salvation Army, says floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes do occur in Ontario and residents need to be aware and encourages them  […]
Gerald Jorgensen credits divine intervention for his remarkable transformation from years of homelessness, poverty, and substance use to a life filled with confidence, stability, and selfless generosity. In January 2023, while living outside in downtown Ottawa, he was a man without a future. Not having eaten or much to drink in a week, and weighing  […]

Pathway of Hope: From Adversity to Achievement  

Posted on 24th April 2024, by Chris McGregor
The road to positivity was not always an easy one for Olu Abatan, but with a confident spirit, yearning for success, and an eagerness to make a difference after arriving in Toronto in 2015 was the motivation to push forward and overcome many hardships along the way. The internal drive led the 42-year-old on a  […]
With passion in their hearts and tools in their hands, mission partners from The Salvation Army in Ontario embarked on a journey to transform lives and uplift communities. The 23 helping hands returned to Kingston, Jamaica in February to finish construction projects started in 2023 at The Salvation Army Caribbean Territory’s Evangeline Residence for Women  […]

Volunteer’s Dedication Brings Hope and Care to Those in Need

Posted on 16th April 2024, by Chris McGregor
Hellen Esonga walked through the doors of The Salvation Army in Windsor with a desire to give back to a community that has warmly embraced her. Since arriving in Canada from Kenya in October, the journey has been rooted in faith, resilience, and optimism for the future, and now she’s sharing that hopefulness with others,  […]

Building Strong Community Connections Through Empowerment

Posted on 4th April 2024, by Chris McGregor
Meaningful friendships are at the heart of leading a full and loving life, and through an innovative program expansion, individuals experiencing disabilities are forging new and lasting connections. Since early 2020 The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries in Hamilton has been offering life-changing workshops through their S.A.F.E Hub program on a range of topics, including sexuality,  […]