Happy Birthday, Canada!

Posted on 30th June 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
Happy Birthday, Canada!
We are very excited and proud to display our Canada 150 banner for all of London to see! The team at London’s Centre of Hope installed the artwork on 261 Wellington (right by the Community Garden) earlier this week. If you look closely, you are able to see lovely pictures and birthday wishes to commemorate  […]

Kindness Meters Land in London

Posted on 12th June 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
By Charlie Pinkerton, The London Free Press A new set of parking meters is up and running in downtown London, but they’re there to give your money instead of take it. They’re called Kindness Meters and after nearly two years of lobbying by London’s Lincoln McCardle, they’ve finally arrived. “I’m relieved, happy, delighted and tickled  […]

Are You Prepared?

Posted on 11th May 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
Did you know 2 in 5 Canadians have experienced a major emergency in their lifetime? Are YOU prepared? May 7-13 is Emergency Preparedness Week. It's meant to encourage important conversations to have with loved ones to develop a plan in the event of an emergency situation. These three steps are critical. Plan. Prepare. Be Aware.  […]

National Hero Bringing Hope to London

Posted on 25th April 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
London, Ontario – We are thrilled to announce our Keynote Speaker for our 6th annual ‘Hope in the City’ breakfast. You’ll recognize him as the face of the monstrous Alberta wildfires–former Fire Chief Darby Allen. Allen was Regional Fire Chief of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (now retired), an area that encompasses the community  […]

Salvation Army Camp Builds Confidence

Posted on 3rd April 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
Healthy, hearty meals, bible lessons, canoeing, tight ropes and campfires. That’s what over 2,500 children will experience at Salvation Army camps this year. Executive Director for Ontario Camping Ministries, Captain Rick Zelinsky attended Salvation Army camp as a child. "It’s a friendship that moves beyond the borders of our camp property.” If kids are looking  […]

London’s Kettle Campaign Sets New Record

Posted on 10th January 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign final numbers are in, and several records have been broken. A total of $648,173 was raised in London, surpassing its goal of $500,000. There was also a record set for online donations, $10,815, made to the city of London through FillTheKettle.com “We are blown away by the generosity of Londoners,”  […]

Kids Commissioning Program

Posted on 14th June 2016, by Ontario Great Lakes
Excitement is building around the upcoming children's programming at Commissioning 2016! We have just released a brand new video promoting the event. You can check out the video here:          

Ontario Camping Ministries Wednesdays @ Jacksons Point

Posted on 13th June 2016, by Ontario Great Lakes
Ontario Camping Ministries Wednesdays @ Jacksons Point All concerts will take place at the following location and time unless otherwise noted: Auditorium 25 Salvation Army Road, Jackson’s Point ON 7:30 pm ~ Freewill Offering *****  July 6     Canadian Staff Band with special feature by Cambridge Singing Company   July 13  Heritage Brass at *Georgina Community Church    July  […]

Wiarton Trades Program Empowers At-Risk Youth

Posted on 9th May 2016, by Ontario Great Lakes
They are youth at risk―struggling, frustrated and uncertain about the future. But The Salvation Army’s Trades Start Program in Wiarton, Ont., is changing that. “Trades Start, a 20-week course that teaches both hospitality and carpentry skills, serves youth who have fallen through the cracks,” says Scott Concordia, Program Coordinator. “Participants are often from unstable home  […]