What is The Salvation Army Doing?

The Salvation Army is passionately committed to eradicating poverty and caring for people who struggle. The Salvation Army works to address the dehumanizing scourge of poverty and injustice and educates the public about what it means to live in poverty – and what they can do to help.

The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 130 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction.