British Columbia Division


International Prayer Breakfast


The Salvation Army of British Columbia was honoured to attend the '51st Annual Prayer Breakfast' this morning at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

As was said during the breakfast; what a privilege it was to be in attendance with a thousand souls who love this country.


Some history of the event from this mornings programme:

'The British Columbia Leadership Prayer Breakfast serves as a quiet way to reaffirm our faith in God and provides an opportunity to participate in fellowship […]


A March Break Program in Abbotsford


The sets have been designed, the schedule is organized, the crafts and snacks are ready, and the volunteers are excited! Let's do this!

The Salvation Army Cascade Community Church has a high priority of serving the needs of families in their community. With kids out of school for two full weeks of March Break, the team at Cascade know the great demand that puts on family finances as moms and dads look for safe, affordable childcare options.

With that in mind, preparations […]


$700,000 investment from BC Government for Emergency Disaster Services


The Salvation Army of British Columbia wishes to express our gratitude to the provincial Government for its ongoing partnership and support of our Disaster Relief Program which serves thousands of British Columbians in 'urgent need' situations each year.

The program provides vital Emergency Preparedness Training to BC residents and to our volunteers, in addition to facilitating the critical response and recovery efforts made possible by our Salvation Army Community Response Units which are on call 24 hours a day, every day.

The […]

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Donate to The Salvation Army after your Spring Cleaning


With Spring and the warmer weather just around the corner, many of us have started thinking about our annual Spring cleaning. While cleaning may seem like a chore, giving away some of your gently used items doesn’t have to be.  As you sort through your home in an effort to get organized, we encourage you do donate to a Salvation Army Thrift Store nearest you.


Did you know that goods donated to Salvation Army thrift stores can be given to families […]

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The Travesty at the Oscars


What a travesty at the Oscars last night! And no, I'm not talking about the ‘Best Picture’ mixup; I'm talking about #MeanTweets.
Wasn't it just a week ago that we rallied together as communities, kids and parents, teachers and students, corporations and staff in support of #PinkShirtDay and anti-bullying initiatives? And now less than 7 days later we are swept up in the fever of this #MeanTweets trending topic on Social Media.
Before you come to the defense of this so-called harmless […]

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Pink Looks Great on You


Pink Looks Great on You!

Did you know that recent stats suggest that 64% of Canadian children will experience bullying at school and 40% of Canadian employees are bullied in the workplace on a regular basis?

The good news is that we can all do our part to raise awareness about this very important issue. February 22 is #pinkshirtday in support of AntiBullying Initiatives across the nation. […]

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House of Commons visits Gateway of Hope


Today, The Gateway of Hope in Langley had a visit from The House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

The Committee was very interested in hearing about what The Gateway of Hope does to support the homeless, what is the impact of their programs and services, their views on housing and what they thought the governments could do to help strengthen housing, neighborhoods and communities. Mark […]

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The Salvation Army of Chilliwack wins a Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award


Congratulations! The Salvation Army of Chilliwack won the Not-for-Profit Award at the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence gala dinner recently.

Chilliwack Community Ministries Director Tim Bohr states, "It was quite a surprise, considering the calibre of our fellow nominees, many of whom would be considered "heavy hitters" in our community. We are very pleased to have been so honoured and feel it is a meaningful validation of our efforts to both improve and expand our services this past year. We are […]

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Give a Gift of Hope


Holidays and family celebrations throughout the year are times when we exchange gifts as an expression of our love and affection for the special people in our lives. Choosing the right gift is always a challenge!

This year, choose a gift that is guaranteed to make a difference! The Gift of Hope program allows you to choose from a variety of gifts that are a sure way to make a lasting difference in the life of marginalized individuals living […]

2016: A year of great success


2016 was a very successful year for The Salvation Army BC Division.  We were able to not only provide food and clothes to those in need, but also delivered many other services to indivudals in need of support. In 2016 The Salvation Army in British Columbia provided:

1,227,895 Meals for the hungry

228,488 Adults and Children served through community and family services