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The Force Within

Posted on 4th May 2016, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Mental Health Week

Posted on 4th May 2016, by British Columbia
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,  […]
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Remembering my Mom on Mother’s Day

Posted on 29th April 2016, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Emergency Preparedness Week: May 1-7, 2016

Posted on 27th April 2016, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Mission in Motion Social Services Conference Kicks Off

Posted on 27th April 2016, by British Columbia
Social Conference Slide
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  […]
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Long Time Volunteer Honoured!

Posted on 18th April 2016, by British Columbia
Dedicated volunteers were honoured at the 26th annual Bread and Roses Celebration on Wednesday. Grace Bryant (front, centre) was selected as Volunteer of the Year for her work with the Chilliwack Salvation Army.— Image Credit: Sam Bates
The Ann Davis Transition Society (ADTS) recently celebrated their 26th annual Bread and Roses Celebration at Chartwell Lynnwood Retirement Residence in Chilliwack. The celebration honours local women who are dedicated to making the community a better place through volunteering. Local non-profit agencies were invited to nominate a volunteer to be celebrated at the event. Ten  […]
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A Community Coming Together

Posted on 18th April 2016, by British Columbia
Belkin House Cooking Event
The Salvation Army has a long history of assisting refugees in the resettlement process. Currently at Belkin House in Vancouver we have a number of new friends staying with us. Each day they gather together and support one another as they begin to get settled in their new environment. What a blessing it is to  […]
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The Vancouver Sun Run Supports The Salvation Army

Posted on 11th April 2016, by British Columbia
Vancouver Sun Run 2015
The Vancouver Sun Run is Canada’s biggest start line with more than 50,000 participants expected at the event on April 17th. This Run which promotes health, fitness and community spirit invites everyone to join in the fun and ‘share your layers’ with The Salvation Army. Participants are encouraged to layer up the clothing items that  […]
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Pet Day at The Salvation Army

Posted on 10th March 2016, by British Columbia
It has been said that ‘dogs are a man’s best friend’ and certainly when you are isolated or living on the streets, they can provide vital companionship, a measure of protection, and even warmth when shelter is scarce, and the weather turns cold and miserable. But how does one who is impoverished have the means  […]
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Woman’s Inspiration

Posted on 8th March 2016, by British Columbia
Working at The Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox unit has given Buffy Donovan the opportunity to get to know the clients and listen to them. “The women inspire me, teach me about self-respect and patience. I have learned that change is possible through the support of people who have empathy and understanding.”          […]
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