The Salvation Army in Canada

Homeless Man is Internet Fashion Icon


A band of web followers call him the coolest man in China. “Brother Sharp,” they’ve dubbed him, is homeless. His eyes peer into the distance, he wrinkles his brow and appears mentally disturbed when approached on the street.

He is handsome, strides with confidence, and wears a rag-tag, but well coordinated overcoat on top of a leather jacket. His clothes are a bit dirty, but in good condition. He has developed a following of thousands who admire his good looks […]

Seven-year-old Donates Birthday Money to Haiti


Instead of birthday gifts, 7-year-old Claire-Marie Harrower asked her nine friends to bring money to her birthday party so she could give it to The Salvation Army’s ongoing relief efforts in Haiti.

A total of $214.21 was gathered. Claire-Marie and her mom, Lisa, made a special trip to The Salvation Army’s head office in Toronto to hand in the donation.

“We gave to The Salvation Army because we know that most of it goes directly to The Salvation Army’s extensive immediate and […]

Soup Kitchen Meets a Need in Corner Brook


The clients and volunteers who participate in The Salvation Army’s soup kitchen on Tuesdays are a close community. Marcus Maloney, 87, has a bowl of soup, or chili almost every Tuesday, along with his wife Hazel, 82.

Salvation Army Haiti Earthquake Relief: Update 10


The Salvation Army has distributed more then 4 million meals to those in need following an earthquake that devastated the nation of Haiti on January 12, 2010.

Most displaced people are receiving food distribution in Port-au-Prince twice a week at the Army’s largest location, which serves 20,000 individuals. Also, throughout the country food items continue to be distributed to small towns, churches, schools and much more.

In addition The Salvation Army has provided 3,650 8 x 8 tents and two MASH […]

The Salvation Army’s Strategy for Long-Term Relief in Haiti


The Salvation Army will be heavily and closely involved in rebuilding Haiti well past the conclusion of the current emergency situation caused by Haiti’s massive earthquake on January 12.

A Salvation Army international strategy conference was recently held in London, England, to determine Haiti’s long-term needs. It was attended by a delegation from The Salvation Army’s Caribbean Territory, representatives from 10 Salvation Army territories involved in the relief and rebuilding process, personnel from The Salvation Army USA National Headquarters, Salvation […]

Are You Ready to Join Earth Hour?


Will you be joining a billion people around the world in turning off the lights on Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 p.m.?

The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters is a registered participant in Earth Hour 2010. Participation in Earth Hour is a symbolic global statement about making long-term changes to the way we use resources both in the workplace and at home.

Last year more than 10 million Canadians turned off their lights. For more information visit

As The Salvation […]

Salvation Army Schools Resume in Port-au-Prince


College Verena is one of two Salvation Army schools in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It is, however, the only one still standing after the January earthquake. Prior to the quake the campus had three buildings with 1,200 students enrolled. The quake destroyed two of the three buildings, the administrative office and the storage area.

Within weeks of the disaster, Salvation Army staff and teachers found safe places in the courtyard so the children could continue their education. While the Haitian government prepares […]