Divisional News

After the tornado roared through southeast Barrie Ontario on July 15, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team of volunteers were on site to provide practical, emotional and spiritual support. Ron vanDeursen leads a group of 32 EDS volunteers in Orillia. Three of those volunteers made the trip to Barrie last Saturday with a  […]
For the third year Christmas in July returned to Huntsville, bringing in food and financial donations to The Salvation Army. More than two tons of food and $6,500 in donations and gift cards were provided during the two-day food drive that will help The Salvation Army provide essential programs and services to the community’s most  […]
Chaplain Dean Gregory is excited to do his first official 5 km fun run in support of The Salvation Army! This September, The Salvation Army Ontario Division is launching their inaugural  Hope Run Ontario 2021, a province wide virtual run, in support of life-changing programs. Hope Run Ontario 2021 brings runners/walkers from across the province  […]

New Plant Life Takes Root at Burlington Community Church

Posted on 19th July 2021, by Caroline Franks
What was once a bunch of weeds and overgrown bushes is now a quiet and serene prayer and meditation garden at The Salvation Army Burlington Community Church. The meditation garden is a community space for anyone to stop by and take time to relax, rejuvenate, and reflect. “It amazes me how many people are using  […]

Salvation Army Supports Barrie Residents Affected by Tornado

Posted on 16th July 2021, by Caroline Franks
Donations are pouring in from the community as residents of southeast Barrie deal with the aftermath of a strong tornado that struck the city yesterday. Not long after the tornado touched down, concerned citizens began dropping off water, food, clothing, toiletries, and other items to Saint Gabriel Catholic School. The outpouring of donations has overwhelmed  […]
A different type of sound will bring campers together at this summer’s Ontario Senior Music Camp. Although the music component of the camp is not possible because of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the organizers vow to keep the sound alive at two one-day Adventure Days at Jackson’s Point Camp on Lake Simcoe. The Ontario Senior Music  […]
Customers can once again shop in person at The Salvation Army Thrift Shoppe in Kemptville. The store originally opened in November 2020, but two COVID-19 closures prevented an official grand reopening celebration, until now. Moving into a former Giant Tiger location has expanded the store to 7 500 sq. feet, which is twice the size  […]
Food insecurity continues to be impacting individuals and families across the province, and The Salvation Army in Ontario remains an innovative partner to help bring an end to empty bellies. Children should never have to go hungry, so The Salvation Army and its partners in Lindsay are bringing lunch right to the neighbourhoods where they  […]