British Columbia Division

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A story of transformation.


“My name is Nicole. I grew up in East Vancouver with fairly wealthy, very young parents. My parents were the ones who had the big parties, so I saw a lot of pot smoking and drinking from a very young age. I started smoking pot at the age of 13 and that became a regular daily activity for many years. I also started taking pain medication as I was in gymnastics and the circus much of my young life and [...]


Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses Fundraising Goal in Canada.


Thanks to contributions from donors, volunteers and community partners, The Salvation Army in Canada raised $22 million dollars during its 124th annual Christmas Kettle Campaign with $3.9 million coming from British Columbia alone. Donations to the campaign will remain in the local communities in which they were raised and will help The Salvation Army in the fight against poverty throughout Canada.

“We are truly touched by the generosity of our neighbours, peers and corporate partners, year after year,” said Commissioner Susan [...]

10000 Night

10,822 Cans Collected.


This year’s 10,000 Tonight Food Drive almost reached 11,000 cans of collected goods!

Students from Penticton and Princess Margaret secondary schools collected a combined total of 10,822 non-perishable food items, plus cash donations, for The Salvation Army food bank in their annual door-to-door canvass.

Andrea Devito, vice-principal at Penticton Secondary School, said students and organizers are delighted by the response.  “One resident gave the canvassers $60 and asked that they go and purchase as much food as possible with the money, which [...]

The Salvation Army to Close Vancouver Homestead.


The Salvation Army British Columbia Division announced it will close its Vancouver Homestead program as of March 31st, 2015 due to a refocusing of it’s programming and resource provision in the Province.

After extensive review and evaluation over the last two years, The Salvation Army has determined new opportunities, projects and developments for the future that will continue to support marginalized women in their journey of recovery and independent living.

The Salvation Army Vancouver Homestead opened its doors in 1988 operating as [...]