Divisional News

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) responded to a 3-Alarm industrial fire in Ottawa that occurred on January 13, 2022. Emergency Disaster Services’ volunteers rapidly deployed to set up an EDS canteen truck to provide first responders with refreshments and support at the family reunification centre. “Emergencies can occur in large urban centres or  […]
Our generous Army of Givers from across Ontario donated $9,457,592 million during The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle Campaign that kicked off in November and concluded on December 24, 2021. “We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing generosity of all individuals, businesses, organizations and community partners who donated to the 2021 Christmas Kettle Campaign. Your  […]
Although this may be the season when families gather and celebrate, The Salvation Army in Ontario continues to mobilize and provide hope to those experiencing homelessness. COVID-19 knows no boundaries and doesn’t recognize holidays, and due to a recent outbreak among the homeless population in St. Thomas, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) and  […]
A lot of children will be waking up Christmas Day with presents and smiles thanks to CTV Toy Mountain. Recently, the annual toy fundraiser in partnership with The Salvation Army wrapped up with great success. In the Greater Toronto Area, a total of 131,000 toys were donated, bringing holiday cheer to 38,000 children. And through  […]
A better Christmas and 2022 is on the way for individuals and families in need in Orangeville and several other cities across Ontario. The Tire Discounter Group hosted their second annual Wheels for Meals and More fundraiser and this year the Orangeville-based business raised $81,000 that will go directly to several Salvation Army locations in  […]

Family Perseveres through Hardship to Volunteer on Christmas Kettles

Posted on 21st December 2021, by Chris McGregor
After receiving support from The Salvation Army Picton Community Church, 10-year-old Robbie Watson continues to give back even in uncertain times. Robbie and his family have continued the tradition of volunteering on Salvation Army Christmas Kettles this year. He’s back on the ice for recreational skating and is more like his old self, following a diagnosis  […]

Lawson Ministries Clients Ringing the Kettle Bells

Posted on 20th December 2021, by Chris McGregor
For clients at The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries, volunteering on kettles in Hamilton is becoming a Christmas tradition filled with enjoyment. For the last few years, clients have been bell ringers on kettles during The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign, and this year is particularly special as it provides an opportunity for clients to get  […]

A Tradition of Giving Back Lives on in Whitby

Posted on 13th December 2021, by Chris McGregor
Marilyn Lannon’s reason for volunteering is summed up with three simple words: ‘giving is living.’ Having been raised in The Salvation Army, the value of doing for others was instilled in her at a young age. Those values continue to be an important part of both her and husband Wayne’s lives as they give their  […]
Natali Rios and her husband arrived in Canada in 2019. They left everything behind when they moved from Colombia and had to restart their lives. “At that moment I wasn’t feeling good. I was feeling really bad because I left my home, my family, and my profession. My husband also left everything behind as well.  […]
With a light snow fall bringing the Christmas spirit to London on Wednesday, December 8, London Police Service and London Fire Department officials teamed up for The Salvation Army Uniformed Services Kettle Day. Twenty police officers and firefighters fanned out  to locations across the City of London  to volunteer their time and show their support  […]