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The Salvation Army Commends Federal Government on Creation of RCMP Enforcement Team Combating Human Trafficking

Toronto, December 9, 2013 – Canada’s largest non-governmental direct social service provider is commending the Federal Government on the creation and launch of a dedicated enforcement team based in Montreal to combat human trafficking (click here for report). The Salvation Army has participated in consultations around the development of the national plan and sees the creation of this team as a significant step towards continuing action as outlined in the plan.

Although anyone can become a victim of human […]

The Salvation Army Applauds Federal Government on Human Trafficking Strategy

OTTAWA, June 6, 2012 – Canada’s largest non-governmental direct social service provider is commending the Federal Government on the release of a national strategy to address the issue of Human Trafficking. The Salvation Army had called on the government to develop a national plan and participated in the development of the strategy announced today in Ottawa.

“The Salvation Army is very pleased that the federal government is further strengthening its measures in addressing the growing issue of human trafficking through the […]

Interview With Salvation Army’s New International Leader

On August 3, 2013, The Salvation Army announced its new world leader, General André Cox. In this interview with SalvationArmy.ca, General Cox discusses a variety of pressing issues, such as worldwide poverty, human trafficking, and embracing different cultures.

Tell us about your early years. How did they shape you as a person?

I was born in Harare, Zimbabwe.  My parents were Salvation Army officers/pastors and I spent my childhood years in Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom.

In Zimbabwe my parents served in a […]

Salvation Army Hosts Olympic Venue for Mountain Biking

The Salvation Army’s Hadleigh Farm in Hadleigh, Essex, is the venue for the London 2012 mountain bike event, August 11 and 12.

For more than 120 years the special education needs training centre and working farm has removed barriers to employment.

The Salvation Army is playing a major role during London 2012 Olympic Games by handing out water and refreshments at major transport hubs, hosting big screen events at its local churches and members are providing accommodation for […]

Prime Minister Welcomes Salvation Army National Leader

In November, Commissioner Brian Peddle, Territorial Commander for The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory was officially welcomed to Canada by the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada.

During the meeting, which took place at the Prime Minister’s Hill office, Prime Minister Harper thanked The Salvation Army for its work in communities across Canada.

Commissioner Peddle was also welcomed in the House of Commons prior to Question Period by Kildonan-St. Paul MP Joy Smith. Mrs. Smith, whose private […]

Salvation Army World Cup Campaign Makes a Big Noise

While world audiences focus on a black-and-white football (soccer ball) in the FIFA World Cup, The Salvation Army in South Africa is handing out red cards against human trafficking.

In the run up to the World Cup, The Salvation Army kick-started a campaign to help protect people in South Africa, a country that suffers a high level of violent crime, including kidnapping, assault and trafficking.

A major awareness campaign during the soccer event includes anti-trafficking messages on special Salvation Army World Cup […]

Community development, not charity, touted by Salvation Army commissioner

Eradicating poverty, be it on the streets of Victoria or in Third World countries, is not about bricks and mortar or dollars. Rather, it’s about creating a community in which people have reasons to value their lives, says Salvation Army Commissioner Christine MacMillan.

MacMillan, the organization’s international director for social justice in New York City, is in Victoria this week to speak about such international challenges as poverty and human trafficking. She will meet with MLAs tomorrow before a speech to […]