British Columbia Division


Record-breaking campaign for the Vernon Food Bank


A total of $457,932.46 was collected during the Christmas Hope campaign which surpassed the 2011 total by $59,119.72.The Salvation Army’s Food Bank fundraising drive surpassed all records set during its 110 years in Vernon.“We are extremely grateful” said Capt. Jean-Curtis Plante.“We have surpassed a number of milestones this year thanks to the incredible support of our volunteers and an exceptionally generous community.”

In 2015, the demand at the Food Bank was the highest on record as well.The […]

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Sweet Christmas


The Salvation Army Fill the Kettle Campaign draws to a close on wednesday, thank you for your generous support across British Columbia and online As friends and family gather for Christmas treats, we want to take a moment to thank Purdys for supporting our Christmas Campaign! 

“Purdys is proud to support the initiatives of the Salvation Army. Christmas is a time for us to reflect […]

Donnelly Group

Donnelly Group Gives Back


Christmas is synonymous with giving, and in many ways Christmas at The Salvation Army is synonymous with the business of giving…giving back to those individuals and families experiencing hardship in our communities. “In a diverse community like Vancouver, the reality is that there will always be a need,” says Ming Chau, Interim Community Ministries Director at The Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services. “We are positioned to respond to that need.”

Currently for our Christmas Assistance Program, The Salvation Army’s […]

Photograph by: Arlen Redekop , PROVINCE

Mom is hoping for a safer life for her family in Canada


Trang Le knew she didn’t want to raise her children in Vietnam.“It’s just dangerous and it’s tough there,” said the 31-year-old, who moved back to Vancouver with her three-year-old son Alex in September.After living in B.C. for nearly 10 years, she returned home to Southeast Asia in 2010, where she got married and delivered her first son. But the only work she could find was helping her husband on a pig farm, and the access to health care was limited, […]