Ready, Set, Count!

Posted on 14th March 2018, by British Columbia
Homeless counts have taken place across the Metro Vancouver region every three years since 2002. The City of Vancouver started conducting an annual count in 2010. Each year, the count takes place throughout the city over a 24-hour period in March, inside shelters during the evening, and on the streets the next day. A group of volunteers will be  […]

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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Putting a “Dent” in hunger.

Posted on 2nd September 2014, by British Columbia
Makingi a Dent - Collage
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,  […]
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Shelter to be open 24/7 in Comox Valley.

Posted on 26th June 2012, by British Columbia
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  […]
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The Salvation Army to develop new shelter in Fort St. John

Posted on 25th May 2012, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Enough to fill a motorhome!

Posted on 7th November 2011, by British Columbia
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  […]

Cape Crusaders

Posted on 7th January 2011, by British Columbia
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  […]

Home for Homeless in Maple Ridge

Posted on 8th October 2010, by British Columbia
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  […]