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
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
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,  […]

The Sounds of Hope

Posted on 23rd December 2018, by juneli
By: June Li Ring-a-ling, ring-a-ling, ring-a-ling. Do you know what that sound is? It is The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Bells! Each year, The Salvation Army runs a fundraising campaign during the holiday season to support local programs and services. For Jeff, ringing the bells for The Salvation Army has become a yearly tradition. After  […]

The Gift of Volunteering

Posted on 20th December 2018, by juneli
Elliot, Volunteer at Salvation Army Event
By: June Li Helping has no age limit and at nine-years-old, Elliott proves that when children give back, they can have a powerful impact on the community. At the young age of six, Elliott began volunteering at The Salvation Army Lindsay Community Church.  His first memory of volunteering was ringing the bells at The Salvation  […]

Saved by The Salvation Army

Posted on 18th December 2018, by juneli
Salvation Army Volunteer with Kettles
By: Caroline Franks  “I owe The Salvation Army my life,” said James Troughton who once called The Ottawa Booth Centre home. James, now 58 lives in supportive housing and volunteers his time during the holidays by ringing the bells at The Salvation Army Christmas Kettles in Ottawa.  James says volunteering is his way of giving  […]
Jeff Robertson and Councillor Michael Ford at Toronto Flag Raising
By: June Li  Early this morning, Salvation Army members gathered at Toronto City Hall as City Councillor Michael Ford on behalf of Mayor John Tory proclaimed December 17th –24th, 2018 as Salvation Army Week. The Salvation Army’s Brass Ensemble accompanied those in attendance with the wonderful sounds of the festive season as Councillor Michael Ford, and Jeff Robertson, Spokesperson for  […]