Divisional News


Posted on 19th July 2019, by Ontario Central East
By: Anneliesa McLean The Salvation Army World Missions works alongside colleagues in the developing world, to fund projects that are holistic in nature with the goal of creating sustainable growth and development. With this on their mind, Captains Robert and Laura Burrell set-out on May 21st for their 2nd annual Chaplains Walk to raise funds  […]
By: Anneliesa McLean   What do you do when critical incident stress impacts employees? This question became the new reality for the Peel Shelter and Housing Services (PSHS), a consequence of the current opioid epidemic. On a regular basis, shelter staff are exposed to traumatic events such as overdoses, deaths, and physical violence. The experience  […]


Posted on 21st June 2019, by Ontario Central East
Day Family
By: Anneliesa McLean Twelve-year-old Mason Day, a Bradford resident, has important insight for us all. We can use our passions as a way to give back to our communities. This spring, Mason decided to use his hobby to fundraise on behalf of The Salvation Army. “I did not realize that I could use my cubing  […]

Groundbreaking for Redwood Park Communities and The Salvation Army

Posted on 14th June 2019, by Ontario Central East
On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, under grey and rainy skies, shovels pierced the soil to signify a bright new future of short-term supportive  housing for families in Barrie, Ontario. Redwood Park Communities, The Salvation Army Bayside Mission and The Salvation Army Barrie Citadel held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the kickoff of the joint Family  […]

13th Annual Circle of Hope Luncheon

Posted on 11th June 2019, by Ontario Central East
On Thursday May, 30th, The Salvation Army’s Ontario Central East Division held its Circle of Hope luncheon at the historic Guild Inn. The Circle of Hope Luncheon, is an annual event held to honour individuals who have a left a bequest gift to support the work of The Salvation Army. It is a wonderful opportunity  […]

Transformissional Leadership Development Weekend

Posted on 9th April 2019, by Ontario Central East
Majors Brian and Glenda Bishop pose for a photo at the Transformissional Leadership Weekend.
What a spirit-filled weekend! OCE Division held its first Transformissional Leadership Development Weekend this past April 5-7, 2019. It was an inspiring and encouraging weekend! We had delegates from all across our division! Some of whom were Corps Officers, volunteers, lay leaders from Ministry Units or lay employees of The Salvation Army. The weekend had  […]

A Place to Call Home

Posted on 8th April 2019, by juneli
A photo of Xavier at the Food Bank
By: June Li When Xavier came to Canada from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, he was lost and alone. With many of his friends and family over 6,000 kilometres away, home never felt further away.  One day, he decided to volunteer at The Salvation Army Cedarbrae Community Church food bank in Scarborough, Ontario. Through  […]
The 'Ribbon Cutting' with Cobourg Mayor John Henderson, Cobourg Deputy Mayor Suzannne Seguin, Director Edward Nyki, Captains Carolyn & Michael Simpson
Pictured above from left to right: Ribbon cutting with Community and Family Services Director Edward Nyki, Cobourg Mayor John Henderson, Cobourg Deputy Mayor Suzannne Seguin, Captain Carolyn Simpson and Captain Michael Simpson. By: June Li On Thursday, April 4th, 2019, The Salvation Army in Northumberland officially launched their Community Mobile Outreach Program. In partnership with  […]

Finding Home

Posted on 20th March 2019, by juneli
A photo of a sketch family in front of a Salvation Army building
By: June Li When 30 families from Nigeria and Ethiopia arrived in Toronto last summer, The Salvation Army welcomed them with open arms at their Peel Family Shelter in Mississauga. With no close family or friends and in addition to culture shock, many newcomers may feel scared upon their arrival. Moreover, they are faced with  […]