March Break Camp Brings Joy to Underprivileged Children

Posted on 15th March 2019, by juneli
Campers from The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple enjoying a day out at a conversation area feeding birds.
By: June Li “My favourite memory was the time… actually I forgot my favourite part because I like every part of camp!” exclaimed 10-year-old Tomas, a camper at The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple. March Break has officially begun and our campers are ready for some fun! All across Ontario, Salvation Army Community and Family Services  […]

A Century of Dedication

Posted on 8th March 2019, by juneli
Connie Cook and Beverly Williams - Receptionists at The Salvation Army's Divisional Headquarters in Scarborough, Ontario
By: June Li A century of love, care, compassion, and dedication; 36500 days, – that is the combined number of days that Connie Cook and Beverly Williams have devoted to The Salvation Army. Every day when you walk through the doors of The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters in Scarborough, Ontario, you will see the welcoming  […]

The Warm Room Shares Love, Care and Community

Posted on 25th February 2019, by juneli
Carm and Chris at The Warm Room in Belleville
By: June Li Every year, The Salvation Army in Belleville operates a program called ‘The Warm Room’. Though the name suggests that it is a place of shelter from the blistering cold, a step inside the Warm Room will show you that it is much more than that. Rather it is a place of love,  […]

Help The Salvation Army Feed Hungry Families

Posted on 20th February 2019, by juneli
Volunteers at Salvation Army Railside Centre
By: June Li Over this past Christmas, thousands of people volunteered at The Salvation Army. Whether it was sorting toys at our distribution centre or serving a bowl of warm soup to someone in need, we are truly grateful to all the dedicated volunteers we had over the holiday season. With Christmas come and gone,  […]

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  […]