Divisional News

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  […]

Fight Hunger This Thanksgiving

Posted on 28th September 2018, by juneli
Carolyn Kitney and local partnerships at the food drive
By: June Li Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and our food supplies are dangerously low. The holiday season is one of the most crucial times of the year for food banks as, after the summer months, many locations struggle with low inventory. “Food drives are very important during this time of year,” says Carolyn Kitney, Family  […]
Salvation Army volunteer hands a refreshment to a firefighter from the mobile canteen truck
The Salvation Army continues to serve those affected by Friday’s tornadoes in Dunrobin and in the Arlington Woods and Craig Henry neighbourhoods of Ottawa. Our Emergency Disaster Services teams are focusing their efforts on feeding those whose homes were affected the most, as well as emergency responders and hydro workers. Hot meals are being served  […]

Feeling Angry? Find Support Before It Controls You

Posted on 20th September 2018, by juneli
Robyn and Geof, facilitators of anger management program
*Pictured above: Geof and Robynn, Co-facilitators of Northridge Community Church’s Anger Management Program. Photographer: Steve Nelson.  By: June Li Tense muscles, a pounding heart, frustration, and irritation. These are all common indications of anger and are signs that something isn’t right. Anger is a natural human emotion but when it is uncontrolled, this powerful expression  […]

Alleviating Summer Hunger for Children

Posted on 18th September 2018, by juneli
Volunteers packing lunches
By: June Li For the first time this year, The Salvation Army in Lindsay partnered with Kawartha Lakes Food Source to create a summer outreach lunch program for children in need. Twice a week throughout the months of July and August, children were invited to enjoy a delicious lunch. These lunches were held at local  […]
On Sunday, November 4th we invite you to join The Salvation Army in welcoming our new Territorial Leaders, Chief Secretary, Colonel Edward Hill and Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries, Colonel Shelley Hill. The welcome meeting will be held at The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple and conducted by Territorial Commander, Commissioner Susan McMillan and supported by  […]
Photo of golfers on the golf course jumping in the air
By: June Li Bright and early on Wednesday, September 5th, The Salvation Army’s Ontario Central East Division held their 18th Annual Charity Golf Classic at the scenic golf course at The Country Club in Woodbridge. As golfers arrived and finished their breakfast, they were escorted to their golf carts where a morning stretch was lead.  […]

The Salvation Army Answers the Mayor’s Call for Support

Posted on 30th August 2018, by G. van Gulik
Toronto, Aug 30, 2018 – The Salvation Army in Toronto is responding to Mayor John Tory’s appeal for support for over 1,500 people, including over 300 children, who were displaced after the St. James Town apartment building fire last week at 650 Parliament Street. The Salvation Army is mobilizing their Community and Family Services teams  […]

Help Children Thrive with The Salvation Army and Miniso!

Posted on 17th August 2018, by juneli
Photo of boy with graduation hat
Last year, 33% of food bank clients in Ontario were children and youth. The sad reality is that thousands of children across the province live in conditions of poverty. With school starting in just a few short weeks, many families won’t be able to bare the added financial burden of purchasing new school supplies. Moreover,  […]