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 […]

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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

Long Time Volunteer Honoured!

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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 women representing eight agencies were presented with a long-stemmed rose and a small loaf of bread; symbols of our common need for sustenance and beauty.Grace Bryant has […]

Belkin House Cooking Event

A Community Coming Together

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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 witness their encouragement of one another and the larger group, their willingness to volunteer, and their desire to give generously to their new community.
Recently staff and […]

Vancouver Sun Run 2015

The Vancouver Sun Run Supports The Salvation Army

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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 they no longer need, putting on as many as they can, and then throughout the event, peel off and toss those layers to Salvation Army volunteers […]