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How Summer Camp Changes Lives


With summer just around the corner, Salvation Army camps are gearing up to provide vulnerable children the time of their life.

SalvationArmy.ca recently spoke with Captain Rick Zelinsky, executive director of The Salvation Army’s Ontario Camping Ministries, to get an overview of the many benefits that camping provides.

What is the purpose of Salvation Army camping ministries?

Salvation Army camps provide financially accessible camping opportunities to families in need. Campers often come from difficult situations and through the kindness of caring and encouraging […]


The Salvation Army Barrie Bayside Mission Receives Community Support


The Salvation Army Barrie Bayside Mission was pleased to received support for its program recently.

Students from Steel Street Public School secured donations of bicycles and then repaired them, before handing them over to The Salvation Army for clients to use.  Pictured are students from the school, with Major Sandi Foster, Executive Director of the Bayside Mission.

In preparing for a new Frying Pan Cooking Program, the Barrie Police Services Board stepped up […]


Thank you to the O’Born’s for their Donation to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal


On behalf of the people of Nepal, The Salvation Army would like to thank Earle and Janice O’Born for their personal gift of $50,000 to The Salvation Army Nepal Earthquake Appeal.  The O’Born’s generous gift will allow The Salvation Army Emergency response teams to continue to deliver food, water and shelter materials in support of the relief and rebuilding efforts.

International Salvation Army leader General André Cox encouraged friends around the world to support this important […]

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Circle of Hope 2015 – Donor Appreciation


On Thursday May, 28th, 2015 the Ontario Central East Divisional Commander Lieut.-Colonel Sandra Rice welcomed fifty members of our Circle of Hope into the Savoy Event Centre, Markham for a lovely English High Tea.

Our Circle of Hope members are individuals who have made the decision to include The Salvation Army in their lasting legacy. Their future gifts and ongoing commitment to the Army allows us to continue our legacy of giving everlasting hope. 

The annual Circle of Hope Donor […]