What are Your Memories?


The Salvation Army began its work in Canada in 1882, just fifteen years after Confederation. By July that year, The Salvation Army in London, Ontario, had grabbed the attention of the press. The success of the Army was remarkable and its growth was amazingly rapid.

Since opening its doors in Canada, The Salvation Army has served millions of people who have come to them in their hour of need.

Today, across Canada, in more than 400 communities, The Salvation Army continues to meet the challenges of local situations. Battles against hunger, poverty, loneliness and injustice give strong indication that Salvation Army services will be required for years to come.

What are your memories of The Salvation Army?



Bob Eakin

I try to support the Salvation Army on a regular basis when my income allows me to. The Sally Ann is always my first choice for giving. I am a son of a WW II veteren who fought with the Queens Own Rifles throughout North Africa, Sicily, Italy and up into Holland for VE Day. Dad always said the soldiers could rely on the Sally Ann for being there with needed supplies. The Sally Ann was there when other well known agencies were no where to be found.

Bob Eakin – Vancouver

Moe Flanagan

I try to support the Sally Ann’s whenever I can. My dad was also a WW2 vet. When I was little many years ago, the Sally Ann’s would come into the local bars to get donations and at that time, 25 cents was a good donation. My dad would get a magazine from the Sally Ann’s and always brought it home. In those days, there was always a list of missing persons in the magazine. As a youngster I never could get my head around how a person with a loving family could be missing for whatever reason. I can’t remember the name of the magazine but it was a very important one to me in those days. I asked my dad why he always got a magazine and gave a donation. My dad fought in Belgium and Holland and said that the Sally Ann’s were always there on the front lines with them giving them coffee and socks and he never forgot their generosity. From those times though, he never liked the Red Cross who he says were 5 miles back behind the front lines selling socks to the soldiers.


This is one of the only charities that I support just because I have seen the good that it has done. Recently I was doing some research on my grandmother who we never met, and found that her and her brother and sister were given a chance by the Salvation Army by coming to Canada as children and adopted out. How they fell into the Salvation Army;s hands we will never know, but they did and my mother would never have been born if they had not been part of that link.
Thank you


I will always be grateful to The Salvation Army. About 16 years ago my brother Pat went missing. We were all frantic. I filled out forms at a Salvation Army in Kitchener to find him because it was 6 months and I could not find him. The Lt there had spoken with me several times and we talked about my brother. This kind Lt said my brother could be schizophrenic so I started doing alot of reading. A short time later my brother called me from Toronto Salvation Army.He had seen my application to find him. It was a miracle. Thanks to Salvation Army I found my brother. Sadly tho my brother took his life 6 years ago, but we did have alot of years together because of The Salvation Army. Thank you!

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