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

Posted on 17th March 2017, by British Columbia
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  […]

Donate to The Salvation Army after your Spring Cleaning

Posted on 14th March 2017, by British Columbia
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  […]

The Travesty at the Oscars

Posted on 28th February 2017, by British Columbia
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  […]

Pink Looks Great on You

Posted on 22nd February 2017, by British Columbia
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.  […]

House of Commons visits Gateway of Hope

Posted on 17th February 2017, by British Columbia
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  […]
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  […]

Give a Gift of Hope

Posted on 15th February 2017, by British Columbia
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  […]

2016: A year of great success

Posted on 9th February 2017, by British Columbia
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  […]

Meeting the needs of all

Posted on 2nd February 2017, by British Columbia
Meeting the needs of all isn’t always easy, but a public forum presented by The Salvation Army Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre Victoria with the partnership of the Vancouver Island Criminal Justice Association will try to do so.  Entitled Public Safety, Compassion, and Community Integration: Meeting the Needs of All, the purpose of this forum is  […]

Food hampers provided in New Wesminster

Posted on 26th January 2017, by British Columbia
Those who are in need of food have yet to be forgotten in New Westminster. Every weekday at The Salvation Army New Westminster Citadel, for the past 15 years starting at 1:00pm, food hampers are given out to individuals in need, including; seniors, singles, families, refugees and individuals who are homeless. On these days between  […]