A Joyful Santa Claus Parade

Posted on 19th November 2018, by juneli
By: June Li Ho ho ho! The crowds are gathering and the snow is falling, it’s the third Sunday of November. Do you know what that means? It means the Toronto Santa Claus Parade is in town! Once again, The Salvation Army’s Ontario Central East Division joined this annual festive parade to help spread Christmas  […]
By: June Li Rise and shine! Bright and early this morning, the Ontario Central East Division officially launched their annual Christmas Kettle Campaign with Jeff Robertson, spokesperson for The Salvation Army alongside Roger Peterson and Winston Sih from Breakfast Television. Poverty is hiding in Canada. For many, it hides in the shadows of unaffordable rents,  […]

Lest We Forget

Posted on 11th November 2018, by juneli
On this day, The Salvation Army honours the sacrifices that thousands of brave men and women made for the freedom of our nation. Please join us as we pay tribute to those who have served and continue to serve, during times of war, conflict and peace. History During the First World War, The Salvation Army  […]

Remembering our Heroes (Part 2)

Posted on 10th November 2018, by juneli
For many residents at The Salvation Army’s Meighen Health Centre in Downtown Toronto, Remembrance Day holds a special place in their heart. Revisiting memories of the war can be hard and emotional. Lieutenant-Colonel David Hammond remembers soldiers who were excited to face the war but returned back home forever changed. For Major Caroline Braddock, memories  […]

Remembering our Heroes (Part 1)

Posted on 9th November 2018, by juneli
As Remembrance Day approaches, we would like to recognize members of the armed forces and pay our gratitude to those who have sacrificed for our freedom and protection. As many of us reflect on our memories of the war, writer Richard Todd visited The Salvation Army’s Meighen Health Centre in Downtown Toronto. With many residents  […]

A Chef’s Journey to Recovery

Posted on 8th November 2018, by juneli
By: Caroline Franks Chef Jay Barnard, also known as Chef Recovery, is the guest speaker at The Salvation Army Hope in The City Breakfast in Barrie at Liberty North on November 14th, 2018 where he will share his story of hope and change. From the time he was 12-years-old, Jay was drinking and doing drugs.   […]

A New Twist to a Handcrafted Treasure

Posted on 25th October 2018, by juneli
Community Care Ministries Team
By: June Li Every month, the Community Care Ministries team at The Salvation Army’s Whitby Community Church visit old age homes in the neighbourhood to help spread compassion and joy to those who may be lonely or hurting. This year, Darlene Owen, Community Care Secretary, thought of a new way to spread joy this Christmas.  […]

Human Trafficking: Hidden in Plain Sight

Posted on 17th October 2018, by juneli
By: June Li Human trafficking occurs in Canada more often than people may think. “When people think of human trafficking they think of Thailand or the Red Light District in India,” says Larissa Maxwell, Director of Anti-Human Trafficking Programs for The Salvation Army British Columbia Division, “But the reality is, Canadian children, youth and adults  […]

Thanksgiving Meal Serves Up a Sense of Community

Posted on 5th October 2018, by juneli
Chef Don showing the Thanksgiving lunch served at the community meal
By: June Li Fellowship, love and compassion, that is what you will find when you visit The Salvation Army East Toronto Citadel’s community lunches. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, East Toronto hosted a free Thanksgiving lunch for those in the community. Between 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., anyone who needed a meal or wanted fellowship  […]