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Mission in Motion Social Services Conference Kicks Off


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 […]

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Putting a “Dent” in hunger.


On Saturday, September 13th from 1:00-5:00pm Craftsman Collision, Save-On-Foods and PriceSmart foods are teaming up with The Salvation Army to ensure that no families go hungry this Fall, by hosting a day long food drive.

Craftsman Collision is pledging to match every item donated, which means that for every can donated by a participating customer, two cans of soup will make it onto a shelf at local Salvation Army Family Services units which work to serve the communities to which they’re […]


Shelter to be open 24/7 in Comox Valley.


An agreement has been made between The Province and The Salvation Army to keep The Salvation Army’s homeless shelter in Courtenay open round-the-clock. The shelter, on Pidcock Avenue, was a night-only facility up until last winter.

Since, BC Housing has agreed to provide funds for it to stay open during the daytime after Courtenay City Council voted to allow for extended hours.

Yesterday, BC Housing announced funds to cover staffing and other costs associated with daytime opening had been found to cover […]

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The Salvation Army to develop new shelter in Fort St. John


The Province of British Columbia and The Salvation Army announced yesterday, the purchase and redevelopment of the Cedar Lodge Motor Inn.  The new project will provide shelter and transitional beds for people at risk and marginalized in Fort St. John.

The Province will provide approximately $3.2 million for this project, while The Salvation Army will contribute $1 million in equity through the support of donors.

Located at 9824 99th Avenue in Fort St. John, this two-storey building will be managed and operated […]

Enough to fill a motorhome!


Big Boy’s Toys RV Center is helping to feed central Vancouver Island’s hungry with its annual campaign which strives to fill a motor home with food.  The campaign runs until Dec. 15, assisting The Salvation Army with donations to accommodate for increased demands, especially over the holiday season.

Over the last three years, more than 10,400 kilograms of food as well as cash donations have been donated.

The motorhome will be making stops at most Quality […]

Cape Crusaders


On December 24th, members of the Downtown Lower Eastside Community became a lot more prepared for the harsh Vancouver elements, thanks to Arc’Teryx Equipment Inc.

Working on three separate Saturdays at the Arc’teryx manufacturing facility located in Burnaby, volunteers cut and sewed 560 specially-designed capes for Vancouver’s homeless that will repel wind and rain during the city’s often dreary winter weather.  Especially notable, on Saturday, November 26, over 300 capes were produced in one day. When last year, 300 […]

Nood and The Salvation Army warm hearts and feet this holiday season


Home furnishings store, Nood, is launching The Red Sock Project on a local level in both Vancouver and Victoria.  Their customers are invited to donate $2 towards a pair of red socks that in turn The Salvation Army will distribute amongst its community.

“We’re incredibly excited to bring the gift of warmth to those in need this holiday season by donating red socks to The Salvation Army.  Having warm dry feet is a simple request and one that we […]

Home for Homeless in Maple Ridge


The Salvation Army in Maple Ridge parters with Teamsters Canada Rail Conference to increase housing for homeless families in the community.

By Samantha Shirley-Urano, The Maple Ridge Times September 21, 2010

Families without shelter in Maple Ridge will soon have an opportunity to avoid the elements and live a more normal life in a comfortable home. The Salvation Army’s Caring Place Ministries and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference partnered to bring this home for homeless families to the community.

The Caring […]