Divisional News

Community Fundraiser Sends Mothers and Children to Camp

Posted on 23rd July 2018, by juneli
Photos from Moms and Tots fundraiser
By: June Li Last month, The Salvation Army Lakeshore Community Church in Etobicoke held a rummage sale to help send local families to camp. From beginning to end, this event was truly a community effort, “We had people from the Church bring items to sell at the rummage sale, a group of ladies did a  […]

Salvation Army Staff Teaches Lifesaving Skills at Camp

Posted on 20th July 2018, by juneli
A photo of Rosemary Adams
By: June Li Whenever volunteers are needed, Rosemary Adam is always the first to offer a helping hand. For nearly 10 years, Rosemary has worked at The Salvation Army’s Divisional Headquarters in Toronto as an Administrative Assistant. This year, she had the opportunity to combine her two passions in life: nature and helping others. As  […]

A Gateway for the Homeless in Toronto

Posted on 17th July 2018, by juneli
Jake Aikenhead, Director at The Gateway
When you donate to Salvation Army thrift stores, you are helping fuel the dreams of those most vulnerable in your community. Proceeds received through Thrift Stores help assist local Salvation Army efforts like The Gateway in Toronto, a shelter that provides a guiding light to men and women in need. Housing 120 beds for men,  […]

Keeping Summer Hunger Away

Posted on 14th July 2018, by juneli
Major Donette Percy with a luncheon guest
By: June Li The summer months should be a carefree time for children and families to relax and have fun. Unfortunately, hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation, leaving many wondering when their next meal will be. The Salvation Army’s Whitby Community Church is taking a stance against summer hunger through their community luncheons. Carolyn Kitney,  […]

Ottawa Citadel Volunteers Plant Community Garden

Posted on 13th June 2018, by juneli
A photo of Ottawa Citadel's garden
By: Caroline Franks The Ottawa Citadel Church has planted their annual garden to grow fresh produce which will provide those in need with healthy food through the church’s Community and Family Services food bank. Volunteers from the congregation work with students from Marius Barbeau Catholic Elementary School across the street, planting and maintaining the garden.  […]

12th Annual Circle of Hope Luncheon

Posted on 6th June 2018, by juneli
Photo of Circle of Hope Members
By: June Li During a beautiful spring afternoon, Salvation Army donors gathered at Parkview Manor for the 12th annual Circle of Hope Luncheon in Toronto. The Circle of Hope is a group of caring individuals who have left a bequest gift to The Salvation Army. This annual event gives the organization an opportunity to pay  […]
A photo of three individuals who participated in the lunch fundraiser
By: Caroline Franks The Salvation Army in Pembroke held their first annual “May the Fourth Be with You” fundraiser in support of their Community and Family Services Lunch program. The fundraiser was a delivery style lunch consisting of Turkey Caesar wraps and potato salad made by Salvation Army staff and volunteers.  Businesses and individuals ordered  […]

The Salvation Army’s Best Kept Secret

Posted on 31st May 2018, by juneli
By: June Li National Doughnut Day is coming up on Friday, June 1st, but do you know the history behind this special day? Celebrated on the first Friday of June, National Doughnut Day began in 1938 to honour the ‘Doughnut Lassies’ who served sweet delicious treats to soldiers who were on the frontlines of war.  […]

Congress and Commissioning Prayer Request

Posted on 29th May 2018, by juneli
Photo of a cross during sunset
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ; The prayer requests noted below were originally sent out from the Territorial Spiritual Life and Development Department and we would like to draw your attention to them again and invite you to partner with us in prayer as we put final touches on the preparations for this special weekend.  […]

A Tribute to the Empress of Ireland

Posted on 27th May 2018, by juneli
Photo of the Empress of Ireland
By: June Li It was on the fateful day of May 29th that thousands of lives were lost in one of the country’s worst Maritimes disasters. During early hours, the Empress of Ireland was struck by a Norwegian Collier, causing the vessel to plunge beneath the surface of the St. Lawrence River in mere minutes.  […]