Alberta & Northern Territories Division

Terry and Melissa from the Food Services team at Edmonton's ARC.

Meeting Basic Needs With Food Programs


Offering food programs has been part of The Salvation Army’s services since it was founded in London, England in 1865 by William Booth, who established the Army with his belief in Soup, Soap, and Salvation. He believed that by meeting people’s basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter, only then would people be able to accept salvation. This belief carried on throughout The Salvation Army’s history, from the lassies serving doughnuts on the front lines in WWI, to the mobile [...]


Downtown Whitehorse To See New Centre of Hope


Tuesday March 31, 2015 was an important day for the people of Whitehorse. With many Salvation Army officials in attendance, Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski announced the construction of a new homeless shelter in Downtown Whitehorse by the Yukon government. The Centre of Hope will be operated by The Salvation Army and is projected to open in late 2016.

“Poverty is a critical issue in the Yukon today and whether helping struggling families with food and other practical assistance or providing a [...]

Famiy Day Dinner at the Centre of Hope

Family Day Dinner Brings Everyone Together at the Centre of Hope


Family Day at The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope in Calgary was a little extra-special this year. A roast beef dinner was served, but not just to their own residents. This year, residents invited friends and family, as well as the homeless from the community and other shelters. With the help of many helpful volunteers, 585 people were served in just 2 hours!

The Centre of Hope is a men’s residence in Calgary that offers over 300 beds for addictions recovery, [...]

Calgary's PRD team with the Grey Cup at the Centre of Hope.

Grey Cup Visit a Treat at The Centre of Hope


The residents at The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope had an extra special opportunity February 3, 2015 when the Grey Cup was brought in by Calgary Stampeders Corey Mace, Robe Cote, and Rene Paredes. Residents could get their photo taken with Canadian Football’s top prize and the players, receive autographs, and enjoy some lunch. The event was also open to the public for a $20 donation.

“It was an amazing day, and we are blessed to have such a [...]