British Columbia Division

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The Force Within

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We know that Hope is an amazing, powerful force! Hope is the promise that something more is possible; that the potential for greater things is before us. 

At The Salvation Army we are all about hope because we know it has the power to transform lives.Our desire is to awaken hope in the lives of the people we serve by coming alongside them and surrounding them with a community of caring, advocacy and practical support.

Together… we can make a difference in […]

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Mental Health Week

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on Mental Health Week:

“This week is Mental Health Week, an occasion for all Canadians to have a candid discussion about mental health and wellness and help put an end to the stigma around mental illness once and for all.

“In Canada and around the world, many suffer in silence with an illness that is invisible to others. One in five Canadians will struggle with mental illness […]

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Remembering my Mom on Mother’s Day

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My maternal grandparents, the Always, named my mother, their beautiful, curly headed baby girl, Lois. When I was young I remember my mom telling me that her friends, as kids often do, shortened her name, and affectionately nicknamed her Lo.

One Sunday morning, she and those same friends were misbehaving on the church balcony high above the congregation where they believed they were out of eyesight of their watchful parents and the pulpit.
The kids weren’t paying any attention to the pastor […]

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Emergency Preparedness Week: May 1-7, 2016

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Are you ready?
Earthquakes, floods and fires are some of the potential emergency hazards in British Columbia.
What will you do if services are disrupted and roads are closed?
Having an emergency plan is like insurance- if you have one you will be prepared to cope.
Emergency Preparedness Week is an opportunity to highlight our ability to support BCers in times of crisis.
For 125 years, Emergency Disaster Services has been on scene whenever there has been a natural or man made disaster. Fourteen Salvation […]