The Salvation Army Opens Doors to Public During National Red Shield Campaign


Largest Non-governmental Provider of Social Service in Canada Hosts Open House Events at Facilities Nationwide

WHO:  Salvation Army leaders and the general public, including local politicians, civic groups and community leaders

WHAT: On Wednesday, May 19th The Salvation Army will host a national open house, giving the media and public an opportunity to tour facilities and see, first-hand, the services provided to more than 1.5 million Canadians each year.

BACKGROUND: The National Open House is The Salvation Army’s largest one-day event, culminating a month-long fundraising campaign – the National Red Shield Campaign that seeks to educate the public about the cycle of poverty in Canada and raise funds to help combat the problem.

The open house events follow the release of a new Salvation Army report detailing the public’s perception on homelessness and poverty. More information about both the May Red Shield report and open house events can be found online at

Andrew Burditt
Territorial Public Relations Director
The Salvation Army

WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, May 19th at Salvation Army Centres and Shelters located across the country.

National Open House Locations

ALBERTA and Northern Territories
Centre of Hope
420 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
CONTACT: Captain Pam Goodyear

The Salvation Army Addictions & Residential Centre
9611 102 Avenue, Edmonton
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
CONTACT: Karen Diaper
The Salvation Army
125 Elmore Drive, Fort McMurray
CONTACT: Joan Noble

The Salvation Army Community Services
164 Stratton Way SE, Medicine Hat
CONTACT: Major James Hagglund

The Salvation Army Community & Residential Services
4925 45th Street, Yellowknife
CONTACT: Major Dale Sobool

Vancouver Harbour Light
119 E Cordova Street, Vancouver
CONTACT: Major Brian Venables

Victoria Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre
525 Johnson Street, Victoria
CONTACT: Carol Barton

Winnipeg Booth Centre
180 Henry Avenue, Winnipeg
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CONTACT: Major Al Hoeft
CONTACT: Captain Tiffany Marshall

Barrie Bayside Mission Centre
16 Bayfield Street, Barrie
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
CONTACT: Major Roy Randell
Kingston Harbour Light
562 Princess Street, Kingston
CONTACT: Major Gary Brown

London Centre of Hope
281 Wellington Street, London
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM 
CONTACT: Nancy Powers
Oakville Lighthouse Shelter
750 Redwood Square, Oakville
CONTACT: Rachel Sawatzky

Ottawa Booth Centre
171 George Street, Ottawa
CONTACT: Michael Maidment
St. Catharines Community Resource Centre/Booth Centre
184 Church Street, St. Catharines
CONTACT: Major Michael Hennessy

Toronto – The Gateway
107 Jarvis Street, Toronto
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
CONTACT: Pamela Loveless
CONTACT: Captain John Murray

Thunder Bay Community & Residential Services
545 Cumberland Street N, Thunder Bay
CONTACT: Major Merv Halvorsen
L’Abri d’espoir
2000, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
CONTACT: Amelia Desjacques

Montreal Booth Centre
880, rue Guy, Montréal
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
CONTACT: Michel Tasse

Hôtellerie pour hommes & Maison Charlotte
14, Côte du Palais, Québec City
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
CONTACT: Melissa Chasse
Regina Waterston Centre
1845 Osler St, Regina
11:00 am presentations with guided tours to follow
CONTACT: Pamela Snider

Saskatoon Community Centre
339 Avenue C S, Saskatoon
CONTACT: Captain Rhonda Smith


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