Divisional News

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  […]

Summer day camp is back in session!

Posted on 7th July 2021, by Caroline Franks
Ontario’s Salvation Army Ministries are forging ahead with in person day camps that meet all COVID-19 public health guidelines. One of those camps is The Salvation Army Northridge Church in Aurora, led by camp organizer and youth pastor Sandra Reid. “Everything will be happening outdoors this summer. We are installing a low ropes course along  […]
Salvation Army Ministry Units promise a fun, screen-free time at day camps across Ontario this summer. Becca Allen is The Salvation Army’s Divisional Children and Youth Program Coordinator in the Ontario Division. She says it has been difficult for Ministry Units to plan camps as early as usual due to COVID-19 restrictions. “It’s led to a  […]
The vegetable garden located behind The Salvation Army Ottawa Citadel is already blooming and soon it will be ready to help feed the local community. The garden which consists of 12 raised beds, including two which are higher than the others to allow easier access to those who are disabled is always open to anyone  […]
The Salvation Army in Barrhaven is hosting a new youth mental health and wellness program over the summer called PhotoVoice. PhotoVoice was originally created in the UK and the organization trains facilitators and partner organizations virtually around the world so they too can offer the program in their communities. PhotoVoice invites individuals to tell their  […]