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Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre Grand Opening in Calgary

The long anticipated cutting of the red ribbon brought a roar of cheers from a large crowd gathered for the grand opening of the new Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre in Calgary. On Monday, October 7, 2013, Calgary’s Mayor, Naheed Nenshi, and Eliza Mitchell from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation were joined by Salvation Army staff to celebrate the opening and dedication. The building, formally known as The Salvation Army Children’s Village, has just undergone a major renovation […]

Newcomers Learn English and Build Friendships

Lonely. It’s a word Evie and Julia use over and over again to describe their experience as new Canadians. The two women travelled a long road before arriving at their new homes in Calgary ―Evie from Albania and Julia from Ukraine.

In Calgary, both mothers were at home with young children and found their lack of English skills isolating. “When you stay at home, you have no friends,” says Evie. Both women were in a routine of housework and childcare. They did […]

Salvation Army Social Workers Honoured for their Contributions

Every day, Salvation Army social workers improve the well-being and care of people and communities.

March is National Social Work month, an opportunity for The Salvation Army to extend a heartfelt thank you to its countless numbers of employees whose expertise, dedication and hard work play a significant role in providing assistance to those who need it most.

Meet Some of our Employees

Denise has worked at The Salvation Army’s Community and Family Services in Oshawa, Ont., for 13 years. As a counsellor […]

Salvation Army Distributes Winter Coats to People in Need

Canada has one of the most severe winter climates of any country in the world. As temperatures start to drop, many Salvation Army centres across the country are collecting new and gently used coats for those in need.

“Winter wear can be expensive,” says Lieut. Violet Hopkins of The Salvation Army in Campbell River, B.C. “Buying a coat might mean there isn’t enough money for food or rent. We don’t want people to have to make that choice.” 

Last year, during the […]

Salvation Army Helps Newcomers Discover Canada

“When my family and I immigrated to Calgary from Ukraine in 2010 I had limited English language skills, couldn’t hold a conversation and knew little about everyday life in Canada,” says Julia. “In 2015, a friend told me about The Salvation Army’s Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre, a place where I could improve my English, meet new friends and explore Canadian culture and tradition. My life is so different now.”

The Family Resource Centre offers a variety of programs that include […]

The Salvation Army Sends Team to Assist During Fort McMurray Re-Entry

Edmonton, May 31, 2016 The Salvation Army is deploying a team of over 45 people to Fort McMurray to assist during the re-entry of residents this week. The teams will be present at three of the welcome centres that have been set up in the city to offer hydration, snacks and emotional care to evacuees as they return. In addition, The Salvation Army will operate the Sally Ann Café at the Fort McMurray Corps (125 Elmore Drive). The Café […]

The Salvation Army Raises Over $650,000 for Alberta Fire Response

Edmonton, May 13, 2016 The Salvation Army has now raised $651,524 for the Alberta fire response efforts. While The Salvation Army is still serving food to some of the first responders, we are experiencing increased demand for our assistance from Fort McMurray evacuees across the province. Our community and social service programs are distributing food, clothing and other items to help people with immediate and pressing needs. If people require assistance, The Salvation Army is available to help based […]

The Salvation Army Raises Over $500,000 for Alberta Fire Response

Edmonton, May 10, 2016 The Salvation Army is grateful for our donors who have contributed $525,917 towards the Alberta fire response efforts. The Salvation Army’s community response vehicles continue to serve over 2,000 meals a day to first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire efforts.

The Salvation Army is also supporting evacuees who have relocated to other areas of the province. Our community and social service programs are distributing food, clothing and other items to help people with immediate […]

The Salvation Army Serving 2,000 Meals a Day to First Responders in Fort McMurray

The Salvation Army’s community response vehicles are serving 2,000 meals a day to first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire efforts. In addition to distributing food, water and hygiene kits, we are also providing emotional and spiritual care – a listening ear – to those tasked with combating the fire and ensuring public safety. 

The Salvation Army is also supporting evacuees who have relocated to other areas of the province. Our community and social service programs are distributing food, clothing […]