Divisional News

2017 Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign Kick-Off in Toronto!

Posted on 17th November 2017, by Ontario Central East
By: June Li This morning, the Ontario Central-East Division officially launched their annual Christmas Kettle Campaign with Kevin Frankish from Breakfast Television! Accompanied by the Kettle Band, Kevin and Jeff Robertson, Area Director filled the first kettle of the season. With Christmas around the corner, we must remember that poverty isn’t always easy to see,  […]

Fighting Hunger with Dignity

Posted on 14th November 2017, by Ontario Central East
By: June Li The Rainbow Country Salvation Army Church in Parry Sound is helping fight hunger with dignity. Last month, the church unveiled their new food bank. Rather than following the traditional operations, the new food bank allows individuals to pick out their own groceries based on a pre-set point system. Clients are able to  […]

The Salvation Army Responds to Destructive Hurricane Season

Posted on 31st October 2017, by Ontario Central East
The Salvation Army Responds to Destructive Hurricane Season
London, 31 October 2017/IHQ/ – THE 2017 hurricane season has been particularly destructive for the Caribbean, Central America and the southern parts of the USA, with Salvation Army responders being stretched beyond what they thought they were capable of. Tropical Storm Harvey formed on 17 August east of Barbados, strengthened to a category 4 hurricane  […]

Salvation Army Helps to Fill the Gap on Mental Health

Posted on 24th October 2017, by Ontario Central East
Salvation Army Helps to Fill the Gap on Mental Health
Every time John was discharged from the hospital after a mental-health breakdown, he had no idea where to turn for help. Today, at The Salvation Army’s Haven, a residential, licensed, mental-health program in Winnipeg, he is developing skills to reintegrate into and contribute to his community. “Without The Salvation Army I would be in hospital,”  […]

At-Risk Youth Reach for the Stars, Not for Drugs

Posted on 16th October 2017, by Ontario Central East
At-Risk Youth Reach for the Stars, Not for Drugs
Before Deena (not her real name) entered a Salvation Army community-based drug treatment program she used daily, struggled with anxiety and depression, and did not have a good relationship with her mother. Today, Deena is drug free, coaching sports, working and is in university. “The program fills a gap in the community to provide local  […]

Anger Management Program Helps School Children Handle Their Emotions

Posted on 16th October 2017, by Ontario Central East
Anger Management Program Helps School Children Handle Their Emotions
It is common for children to have difficulty controlling their emotions. Nicole, 11, got in lots of fights at school. Lindsay, 13, pushed people. Today, with help from The Salvation Army’s Red Cap anger management program in Dartmouth, N.S., they have developed appropriate responses to anger-provoking situations and have confidence in their ability to control  […]

Thankful to Volunteer

Posted on 5th October 2017, by Ontario Central East
Thankful to Volunteer
By: June Li With Thanksgiving approaching, The Gateway in Toronto was serving Thanksgiving dinner to members of the community. An opportunity came up and I was asked to volunteer.  Living in Toronto myself, I was excited to provide hands-on assistance to those most vulnerable living in the community I grew up in. Having not volunteered  […]

Offering prayer and counsel in Las Vegas

Posted on 3rd October 2017, by Ontario Central East
Offering prayer and counsel in Las Vegas
Officers from The Salvation Army Southern Nevada Division are serving at four local hospitals where the victims are being treated. The Salvation Army Southern Nevada is providing emotional and spiritual care to those affected by Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas—the deadliest in modern U.S. history. So far, 58 people have been confirmed dead and  […]

Salvation Army Canadian Personnel Lend a Helping Hand Following Hurricane Irma

Posted on 2nd October 2017, by Ontario Central East
Salvation Army Canadian Personnel Lend a Helping Hand Following Hurricane Irma
Seven days after Hurricane Irma made a powerful and catastrophic landfall in South Florida, John and Candace Freeman returned to their forever home. “It’s a struggle now, but thanks to organizations such as The Salvation Army, we are going to make it,” says John. On September 13, The Salvation Army in Canada deployed 10 members  […]