Divisional News

A Generation of Support

Posted on 23rd May 2018, by juneli
A photo of Susan Park's Mother and Father
By: June Li The month of May is often known as ‘Red Shield Month’ in The Salvation Army organization. Also known as the Red Shield Appeal, this annual fundraiser helps support the organization’s many life-changing programs and services running year round. For Susan, a long time donor, her support for the Red Shield Appeal stems  […]

A Way Home

Posted on 13th May 2018, by juneli
A Photo of Erin and Crystal together
By: June Li Crystal had a stable job and a warm home to go to every night. In every aspect, Crystal was self-sufficient. However, sudden turns of events left her without a place to call home. Unfortunately, Crystal was facing eviction and left with nowhere to go.  “I didn’t have time to find a place.  […]

Will You Be Ready When Disaster Strikes?

Posted on 9th May 2018, by juneli
An EDS personnel helping a lady to a Salvation Army victim services vehicle
By: June Li The Canadian Disaster Database reports that since 1900 more than 1,000 natural, technological, and conflict events have directly affected Canadians. Disasters vary in size and whether it is a forest fire or a house fire, the damage can be significant causing injuries, displacement, homelessness and even fatalities. “Devastating weather events are happening  […]

The Best Place Where You Will Never Eat

Posted on 2nd May 2018, by juneli
The Salvation Army Bayside Mission eating area
By: Mary Harris The name has been known in the City of Barrie for over 110 years. Twice a day, there’s a long line-up to get in, most customers are regulars and many eat both lunch and dinner there. The address is 16 Bayfield Street. When you take a look around you may realize you have  […]

The Hand of God in the Heart of the City

Posted on 27th April 2018, by juneli
Photo of the outside of the Gateway building
By: June Li For over two decades, Jason called the streets his home. Things went from bad to worse when he began experimenting with drugs. Unfortunately, after living on the streets for five years, he became addicted to narcotics and soon his life went on a downward spiral. Road to Recovery  Looking for some peace  […]

Volunteering to Recovery

Posted on 20th April 2018, by juneli
Kevin at the Bloor Central Corps' Community Meal
By: June Li After years of battling a drug addiction, Kevin ended up in the hospital. For nearly three months, he was in the hospital recovering from heart surgery. “I was addicted to IV drugs and unfortunately, I had a fungal infection that affected my heart because I was using dirty needles,” Kevin explained. When  […]

The Salvation Army Gives Thanks to Volunteers

Posted on 18th April 2018, by juneli
Thank you banner to volunteers
By: June Li It is National Volunteer Week and The Salvation Army wants to celebrate all of our wonderful selfless volunteers who donate their time; a gift that is priceless. Whether an individual is sorting clothing at our thrift stores or at the food bank giving a hungry family a much-needed food hamper, these kind  […]

Territorial Prayer Focus

Posted on 16th April 2018, by juneli
A Cross sitting on a hill as the the sun rises behind
As the Congress and Commissioning Weekend approaches, we ask that you join us in prayer for the upcoming weeks. We need and invite God’s people to: Pray that all the congress and commissioning events will be characterized by joy as people celebrate God’s faithfulness and calling. Pray that the Good News of the Gospel is  […]

Humboldt Strong

Posted on 12th April 2018, by juneli
Ontario Central East team wearing Salvation Army Jerseys in honour of the Humboldt community
The Salvation Army continues to send prayers to the entire Humboldt community. The team at Divisional Headquarters is wearing jerseys today in memory of the lives lost in this tragedy. Please show your love and support today by wearing a jersey or green in honour of those affected.