Valentine’s Brunch Warms Community’s Hearts

Posted on 14th February 2019, by juneli
Valentine's Day Brunch at The Salvation Army in Parry Sound
By: June Li Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to celebrate our loved ones and to let our friends know that they are cared for. On this special day, The Salvation Army Rainbow Country Church in Parry Sound held a Valentine’s brunch for the community. With over 50 people in attendance, the Church was buzzing  […]
Thrift Store Front
By: June Li Finding employment can be difficult, but for those living with a developmental disability, the barriers to entering the labour market can be challenging. Historically persons with disabilities have been underrepresented in the workforce and research has shown that persons with disabilities have the highest unemployment rate. To help break these barriers, The  […]

The Woman Behind The Timbrel

Posted on 25th January 2019, by juneli
Linda Leigh (left) and members of the timbrel brigade
By: June Li For many decades, the tambourine often referred to as the timbrel, has been a well-known icon of The Salvation Army. For over 100 years, the timbrel brigade has become a crowd favourite at Salvation Army events, often captivating the audience with their colourful ribbons and striking sounds. Today, the timbrel brigade is  […]

A Random Act of Kindness

Posted on 22nd January 2019, by juneli
Client receiving food hamper
By: Caroline Franks A random act of kindness can be a generous act or something as simple as a kind gesture like a smile or an offering of encouragement and comfort.  It’s something we can do all year round.  Over the holidays a Salvation Army employee went above and beyond. “God puts us in certain  […]
Mauricio Urtecho, Director of the Islington Seniors' Shelter
By: June Li Last month, The Salvation Army opened its doors to a new senior shelter in North Etobicoke. Though renovations are still underway, the shelter currently has 45 shelter beds available for seniors experiencing homelessness.  With roughly 20 to 22 percent of people accessing emergency shelters being 55 years of age or older, this  […]

Territory Unveils New Core Values

Posted on 15th January 2019, by juneli
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The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity. Mission Statement The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.  […]

Celebrate 50 years of the Canadian Staff Band!

Posted on 9th January 2019, by juneli
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History comes alive as the Canadian Staff Band of The Salvation Army celebrates its Golden Anniversary – CSB 50!  Founded on more than 100 years of Salvation Army brass band music, the band will perform with invited guests, the Chicago Staff Band, New York Staff Band, USA Southern Territorial Band and USA Western Territory Staff  […]

The True Meaning of Christmas

Posted on 24th December 2018, by juneli
Family Photo
By June Li*Adapted from a speech by Jeff Robertson to the employees of Index Exchange earlier in December 2018 For so many reasons, Christmas is a wonderful time of year. You see, while we certainly see an increase in need coming through our doors, we also see a tremendous increase in giving. Hearts grow bigger,  […]