Divisional News

The Salvation Army Gives Thanks to Volunteers

Posted on 18th April 2018, by juneli
Thank you banner to volunteers
By: June Li It is National Volunteer Week and The Salvation Army wants to celebrate all of our wonderful selfless volunteers who donate their time; a gift that is priceless. Whether an individual is sorting clothing at our thrift stores or at the food bank giving a hungry family a much-needed food hamper, these kind  […]

Territorial Prayer Focus

Posted on 16th April 2018, by juneli
A Cross sitting on a hill as the the sun rises behind
As the Congress and Commissioning Weekend approaches, we ask that you join us in prayer for the upcoming weeks. We need and invite God’s people to: Pray that all the congress and commissioning events will be characterized by joy as people celebrate God’s faithfulness and calling. Pray that the Good News of the Gospel is  […]

Humboldt Strong

Posted on 12th April 2018, by juneli
Ontario Central East team wearing Salvation Army Jerseys in honour of the Humboldt community
The Salvation Army continues to send prayers to the entire Humboldt community. The team at Divisional Headquarters is wearing jerseys today in memory of the lives lost in this tragedy. Please show your love and support today by wearing a jersey or green in honour of those affected.

Street Stylez brings Dignity through Haircuts

Posted on 10th April 2018, by juneli
Hairstylists from Street Stylez giving haircuts to guests
By: June Li Pay for rent or buy groceries? Have your electricity turned off or go to sleep hungry? Sadly, these are the difficult decisions that thousands of Canadians living in poverty have to make every single day. Unexpected illnesses or a change in income can often force individuals to re-evaluate their lifestyle. “When people  […]

Food for Fines Alleviates Hunger in Community

Posted on 4th April 2018, by juneli
A barrel filled with non-perishable food items
By: June Li “Poverty finds ways to hide, and homelessness finds a way to blend in,” says James Dark, Community Services Coordinator and Youth Director. Though you may not see it, poverty often exists in places you least expect, such as in suburban neighbourhoods like Ajax, Ontario. In 2016, nearly 1,400 households accessed emergency shelters  […]

Mission Toronto: A Glimpse into Homelessness

Posted on 28th March 2018, by juneli
Two participants of Mission Toronto wearing Salvation Army cambro backpacks
By: June Li “I’ve always struggled when I walked pass homeless people. I wasn’t sure how to act, whether I should look at them or say something,” says Amber, “Mission Toronto showed me that they are just people, who need to be loved like everyone else.” Though Amber is one of the many youth who  […]

Join Us for Lunch and Learn with Merv Budd!

Posted on 20th March 2018, by juneli
Photo of Merv Budd
On Saturday, June 16th from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. join us at the Toronto Congress Centre located at 650 Dixon Road for Lunch and Learn with our special guest speaker, Merv Budd! Biography:  Merv Budd is the Ontario Regional Director for the Forge Missional Training Network and was formerly the National Director of the  […]

Food and Friends

Posted on 19th March 2018, by juneli
A photo of a painting that captions, "Everybody eats when they come to my house". The painting shows different groups of people gathered around a table of food.
By: June Li Every week, the Bloor Central Corps in Toronto hosts a community meal and invites anyone interested in an evening of eating and conversation. But these meals aren’t your ordinary community meals. Rather, Major Doug Hammond, the Corps Officer at Bloor Central strives to create a welcoming environment where those with no place  […]

Alpha: A Place to Belong

Posted on 16th March 2018, by juneli
A photo of Major Mercer and three students who attended Alpha.
By: June Li Attending University or College can be an exciting time but for many, this transition can be stressful. This new step in life can mean an added level of responsibility causing anxiety and in some cases even loneliness and isolation. That is where the Alpha Program steps in. In recent months, a new  […]

Toy Mountain Gives a Mountain of Thanks to Supporters

Posted on 12th March 2018, by juneli
By: June Li On Thursday, March 8th, The Salvation Army Ontario Central East Division hosted their annual Toy Mountain Appreciation and Awards dinner at the Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario. Emceed by Tom Brown, Weather Anchor of CTV News Toronto, this night was filled with laughter and excitement. As the sounds of melody  […]