British Columbia Division


Hope in the Inner City Gala.


The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light’s dining hall was transformed for The Hope in the Inner City Gala on May 7th. The community was brought together to celebrate Harbour Light’s work in the DTES along with honouring both alumni and corporate life changer partners who contribute to making Harbour Light what it is to so many people.

Upon the arrival of gala, the feel of community was in the room as many mingled and placed their bids on silent [...]

PicMonkey Collage

The stories of Michael and James.


Michael Zawitkoski and James Hamilton’s stories of hope are shared as they are currently residents of The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light.

Zawitkoski is a 36-year-old First Nations man who follows the Red Road. In July, Zawitoski was released on bail to participate in the 90 day treatment program. This is how he arrived at The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light.

His conditions were so restrictive that the Chaplains have accompanied him to court three times and his counsellor has met with [...]


Thank You, Daiya.


We want  to  thank  our  many  food  program  supporters such as, Daiya.  Daiya has supported our Downtown East Side programs with food donations  for years – they donate approximately  1,000Kg of products on a weekly basis. In April alone, they donated over 57,000  meals to our clients!

‘The staff at Daiya who have driven this initiative make me incredibly proud as they remind us of how many of our  fellow neighbours need help, how grateful those of us should [...]


# Need to Feed


Five local food trucks, including Tacofino, Soho Road, Le Tigre, Culver City Salads and Roaming Dragon, joined together to each serve a special dish to Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light food line clients on Wednesday, April 22. Clients do not often get the chance to experience “special” meals and/or unique treats – and with that in mind, birthed the inaugural Need to Feed event.

The specialty dishes from the trucks consisted of:

Tacofino: Al Pastor Taco in a [...]