Alberta & Northern Territories Division

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 [...]

Commissioner Susan McMillan's visit to Alberta.

Commissioner Makes First Visit to Alberta


Commissioner Susan McMillan, Territorial Commander for The Salvation Army Canada & Bermuda Territory, made her first official visit to the Alberta & Northern Territories Division last week. A site visit was made to several of the facilities in Calgary on Friday, January 22, 2015, including Agape Hospice, Centre of Hope, and the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre where a Messy Church event was held.

To complete her trip, the Commissioner travelled to Edmonton, and on Sunday, January 25th, a special service was held [...]

Kettle volunteer appreciation

Kettle Volunteers Make Year-Round Programs Possible


Edmonton’s 2014 Christmas Kettle Campaign saw well over 300 volunteers ring the bells at 42 kettle locations across the city, bringing in $520,000 for The Salvation Army’s Community & Family Services (CFS)! Even though we did not reach our $545,000 goal this year, we will still be able to provide year-round programs and services at CFS, including emergency food, clothing, toys, counselling, hot meals, senior’s programs, camps for kids, and more, throughout the next year.

To thank all the wonderful people who [...]