Alberta & Northern Territories Division

Residential Care Worker Denard Miller, and Chaplain Peter Mitchell serving at Edmonton's ARC soup kitchen

Soup is Just the Beginning at Edmonton’s ARC


“How are you today? Welcome to The Salvation Army!” Chaplain Peter Mitchell’s voice rings loud over the din in the small dining room at The Salvation Army Addictions and Residential Centre (ARC) in Edmonton. Peter welcomes each person in line at the weekly free soup lunch, aiming to make a connection with each one. Many are homeless, carrying their possessions in garbage bags, while others are just needing a hot meal. On this day, 53 people show up and it’s […]


Back-to-School Is Easier With The Right Tools


Going back to school is an exciting time for kids, but can be stressful for parents struggling to pay for school fees and supplies. The Salvation Army is there to help by providing backpacks and/or school supplies to children through programs in Calgary, Edmonton, Peace River, and Wetaskiwin.

In Calgary, the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre hosted a “Back to School Fair” on August 7 to kick off the distribution of over 1200 back packs to students across the […]

Super * stafff comes by to drop off food donations at Drumheller Salvation Army's 'Stuff-a-Bus' event.

Drumheller Stuff-the-Bus Food Drive Restocks Shelves


The 6th Annual Drumheller “Stuff the Bus” event took place on August 27 and brought in 2332 lbs of food and $4003.35 for the local Salvation Army Food Bank. Community member Shannon Wade recognized that this is traditionally a time of the year when supplies run low and she has become a driving force behind “Stuff the Bus” to help restock the food bank shelves.

“With the downturn in the economy this year, our shelves our very bare and very empty,” […]


New Paved Walking Path Gives More Freedom To Grace Manor Residents


It’s been an exciting August at The Salvation Army Grace Manor senior’s home in Edmonton. The residents now have a brand new, paved walking path that stretches 400 metres around the outside of their building. Now any resident, regardless of mobility level, will have access to fresh air and exercise on a safe, solid surface.

On opening day, Erna Zigash and some friends took their walkers out for a spin on the new path and had a great time. “This is […]