Divisional News

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.

Street Stylez brings Dignity through Haircuts

Posted on 10th April 2018, by juneli
Hairstylists from Street Stylez giving haircuts to guests
By: June Li Pay for rent or buy groceries? Have your electricity turned off or go to sleep hungry? Sadly, these are the difficult decisions that thousands of Canadians living in poverty have to make every single day. Unexpected illnesses or a change in income can often force individuals to re-evaluate their lifestyle. “When people  […]

Food for Fines Alleviates Hunger in Community

Posted on 4th April 2018, by juneli
A barrel filled with non-perishable food items
By: June Li “Poverty finds ways to hide, and homelessness finds a way to blend in,” says James Dark, Community Services Coordinator and Youth Director. Though you may not see it, poverty often exists in places you least expect, such as in suburban neighbourhoods like Ajax, Ontario. In 2016, nearly 1,400 households accessed emergency shelters  […]

Mission Toronto: A Glimpse into Homelessness

Posted on 28th March 2018, by juneli
Two participants of Mission Toronto wearing Salvation Army cambro backpacks
By: June Li “I’ve always struggled when I walked pass homeless people. I wasn’t sure how to act, whether I should look at them or say something,” says Amber, “Mission Toronto showed me that they are just people, who need to be loved like everyone else.” Though Amber is one of the many youth who  […]

Join Us for Lunch and Learn with Merv Budd!

Posted on 20th March 2018, by juneli
Photo of Merv Budd
On Saturday, June 16th from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. join us at the Toronto Congress Centre located at 650 Dixon Road for Lunch and Learn with our special guest speaker, Merv Budd! Biography:  Merv Budd is the Ontario Regional Director for the Forge Missional Training Network and was formerly the National Director of the  […]

Food and Friends

Posted on 19th March 2018, by juneli
A photo of a painting that captions, "Everybody eats when they come to my house". The painting shows different groups of people gathered around a table of food.
By: June Li Every week, the Bloor Central Corps in Toronto hosts a community meal and invites anyone interested in an evening of eating and conversation. But these meals aren’t your ordinary community meals. Rather, Major Doug Hammond, the Corps Officer at Bloor Central strives to create a welcoming environment where those with no place  […]

Alpha: A Place to Belong

Posted on 16th March 2018, by juneli
A photo of Major Mercer and three students who attended Alpha.
By: June Li Attending University or College can be an exciting time but for many, this transition can be stressful. This new step in life can mean an added level of responsibility causing anxiety and in some cases even loneliness and isolation. That is where the Alpha Program steps in. In recent months, a new  […]

Toy Mountain Gives a Mountain of Thanks to Supporters

Posted on 12th March 2018, by juneli
By: June Li On Thursday, March 8th, The Salvation Army Ontario Central East Division hosted their annual Toy Mountain Appreciation and Awards dinner at the Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario. Emceed by Tom Brown, Weather Anchor of CTV News Toronto, this night was filled with laughter and excitement. As the sounds of melody  […]

Against All Odds

Posted on 8th March 2018, by juneli
By: June Li March 8th is International Women’s Day and The Salvation Army wants to celebrate the success of women everywhere.  On this day, we would like to pay special recognition to one of our newest team members at the Ontario Central East Division.  Helen Choi is our Major Gifts Representative, Individual Giving. She is  […]

Coffee, Conversation and Compassion

Posted on 6th March 2018, by juneli
Last month, our Annual Giving Coordinator, Delicia Carvery visited The Salvation Army’s Florence Booth House, a 64-bed emergency women’s shelter located in Downtown Toronto. As she made her way down to the shelter, Delicia noticed a young woman in distress. What she did next showed that kindness and compassion come in many different forms. Read  […]