Divisional News

Paint on the Thunder Bay Journey to Life Centre has barely dried but the Salvation Army building is already taking home awards. The Centre recently received the ‘Looking Good’ prize at the 27th Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. The Looking Good award, sponsored by telecommunications company Tbaytel, goes to a business or  […]

Thrift Stores in Ontario are Open and Accepting Donations

Posted on 21st June 2021, by Caroline Franks
Ontario’s Salvation Army thrift stores are open for business! After being shut down for more than 100 days due to pandemic restrictions affecting non-essential stores, people can once again shop or drop off donations. “There were lineups at most of the stores, if not all of them, so we’re really happy to see everybody and  […]
Long before they were Salvation Army officers in Goderich, Ontario, Lieutenants Derek and Angela Kerr once sought help from The Salvation Army Food Bank. What they didn’t know at the time is that this experience would become a blessing in disguise. Back in 2009, Lieutenant Derek was working in retail management when he got sick  […]

 Making Camp Memories That Will Last a Lifetime

Posted on 8th June 2021, by Caroline Franks
When we think of camp our thoughts turn to making friends, creating memories, making smores on the open fire, learning new skills, and building confidence. After the past year they’ve lived through, immersing young people in nature takes on an even greater importance to help them maintain a positive outlook. With pandemic restrictions in place,  […]

Salvation Army Ottawa Grace Manor Resident Turns 107 Years Young

Posted on 7th June 2021, by Caroline Franks
Roberta Brown earned the celebration of a life well lived on Saturday, June 5, 2021. A parade of classic cars, a bagpiper playing happy birthday, and an appearance by Ottawa Police Service and Ottawa Fire Services recognized The Salvation Army Ottawa Grace Manor resident’s 107th birthday. Dressed in a pink blouse and summery white pants,  […]
Salvation Army urges public to call 311 if they are concerned about someone in the heat. The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre Outreach Team is checking on the well-being of the homeless population in the city during this week’s heat wave. The two teams of highly trained staff members serves those living on the streets  […]
The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services in Ottawa is providing snacks and water bottles to the city’s cooling centres during this week’s heat wave. Snacks include granola bars, chips and cookies. The four cooling centres located at Plant Recreation Centre at 930 Somerset Street West, Hunt Club -Riverside Park Community Centre at 3320 Paul Anka  […]
The Salvation Army in partnership with Mavericks Donuts is celebrating National Doughnut Day on June 4th, 2021 by delivering doughnuts to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in communities across Ontario. National Doughnut Day started in 1938 as a fundraiser for The Salvation Army and an opportunity to honour The Salvation Army “Lassies” of World  […]

Learn to ride the bus with The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries

Posted on 2nd June 2021, by Caroline Franks
To promote independence for individuals with disabilities, The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries in Hamilton is restarting an innovative program to help those with disabilities learn to use the Hamilton transit system. The Community Access to Transportation (CAT) program, funded by the City of Hamilton, was established in 2012 and is firing up again as we  […]