British Columbia Division

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Xmas_Kettle

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses Goal

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The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that it raised over $4.3 million provincially in British Columbia through its Christmas Kettle Campaign, surpassing its $4-million goal.  Nationally The Salvation Army raised over $23.5 million provincially, surpassing its $21 million goal!

“We are truly grateful for the continued support of our donors, volunteers and community partners, who enable us to help 1.9 million struggling Canadians during the Christmas season and throughout the year,” says Commissioner Susan McMillan, Territorial Commander for The Salvation Army […]

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We Shall Remember Them

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Remembrance Day is a day when British Columbians will gather at cenotaphs and ceremonies across the province to honour those who have served in our military and those who continue to serve our country in times of war, conflict and peace. 

During both world wars and throughout the Cold War, The Salvation Army provided Canadian military personnel overseas and in Canada with comforts such as hot drinks and snacks and established leave centres for rest and recreation. In Canada, our most […]

Kate Booth House: Domestic Violence, A Story of Survival

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The Salvation Army Kate Booth House would like to take the time to thank it’s donors for their continued support.

For over 30 years, The Salvation Army Kate Booth House has supported women and children fleeing domestic violence through providing them with a safe and caring environment.  With your continued support the Kate Booth House has provided a safe place for over 6000 women and children over the years and offers a range of services including counselling, employment referrals, after-departure support […]

Evelyn Gut, Major Gifts Officer, Divisional Headquarters BC Div.
Pearl Koochin, Volunteer Co-ordinator (retired)
Jim Coggles, Executive Director, Vancouver Harbour Light Corps and Treatment Centre

TELUS employees are #HeroesForHope

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TELUS employees took time to be #HeroesForHope yesterday, serving over 400 meals at The Salvation Army's Harbour Light kitchen. They generously donated $144,700 to the Salvation Army that will go to eradicating poverty and caring for people who are struggling in our communities.

 

From Left to Right: Evelyn Gut, Major Gifts Officer, Divisional Headquarters BC Div. | Pearl Koochin, Volunteer Co-ordinator (retired) | Jim Coggles, Executive Director, Vancouver Harbour Light Corps and Treatment Centre

 

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Bringing Camp Sunrise to You

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'I just got back from a weekend in Victoria where we put on Camp Sunrise Comes To You! This year the program was Under The Big Top and we had an opportunity to bring down a crew of "circus performers" including a "strongman" and a couple of "clowns" who played games with the kids, sang songs, performed amazing feats, and most importantly spoke about some of the amazing feats performed in the Bible. Our crew may not have been as […]

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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 […]

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Mission in Motion Social Services Conference Kicks Off

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Mission in Motion Social Services Conference Kicks Off at The Salvation Army Cascade Community Church in Abbotsford today – April 27-29.
In our constant striving toward excellence in our service provision, The Salvation Army highly values and desires to equip and resource our staff and provide meaningful learning opportunities to enhance their capacity to continue to meet the needs of the individuals who approach us for assistance.

Over the next few days, nearly 300 participants of the Social Services Conference will have […]