Divisional News

A Gateway for the Homeless in Toronto

Posted on 17th July 2018, by juneli
Jake Aikenhead, Director at The Gateway
When you donate to Salvation Army thrift stores, you are helping fuel the dreams of those most vulnerable in your community. Proceeds received through Thrift Stores help assist local Salvation Army efforts like The Gateway in Toronto, a shelter that provides a guiding light to men and women in need. Housing 120 beds for men,  […]

Keeping Summer Hunger Away

Posted on 14th July 2018, by juneli
Major Donette Percy with a luncheon guest
By: June Li The summer months should be a carefree time for children and families to relax and have fun. Unfortunately, hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation, leaving many wondering when their next meal will be. The Salvation Army’s Whitby Community Church is taking a stance against summer hunger through their community luncheons. Carolyn Kitney,  […]

Ottawa Citadel Volunteers Plant Community Garden

Posted on 13th June 2018, by juneli
A photo of Ottawa Citadel's garden
By: Caroline Franks The Ottawa Citadel Church has planted their annual garden to grow fresh produce which will provide those in need with healthy food through the church’s Community and Family Services food bank. Volunteers from the congregation work with students from Marius Barbeau Catholic Elementary School across the street, planting and maintaining the garden.  […]

12th Annual Circle of Hope Luncheon

Posted on 6th June 2018, by juneli
Photo of Circle of Hope Members
By: June Li During a beautiful spring afternoon, Salvation Army donors gathered at Parkview Manor for the 12th annual Circle of Hope Luncheon in Toronto. The Circle of Hope is a group of caring individuals who have left a bequest gift to The Salvation Army. This annual event gives the organization an opportunity to pay  […]
A photo of three individuals who participated in the lunch fundraiser
By: Caroline Franks The Salvation Army in Pembroke held their first annual “May the Fourth Be with You” fundraiser in support of their Community and Family Services Lunch program. The fundraiser was a delivery style lunch consisting of Turkey Caesar wraps and potato salad made by Salvation Army staff and volunteers.  Businesses and individuals ordered  […]

The Salvation Army’s Best Kept Secret

Posted on 31st May 2018, by juneli
By: June Li National Doughnut Day is coming up on Friday, June 1st, but do you know the history behind this special day? Celebrated on the first Friday of June, National Doughnut Day began in 1938 to honour the ‘Doughnut Lassies’ who served sweet delicious treats to soldiers who were on the frontlines of war.  […]

Congress and Commissioning Prayer Request

Posted on 29th May 2018, by juneli
Photo of a cross during sunset
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ; The prayer requests noted below were originally sent out from the Territorial Spiritual Life and Development Department and we would like to draw your attention to them again and invite you to partner with us in prayer as we put final touches on the preparations for this special weekend.  […]

A Tribute to the Empress of Ireland

Posted on 27th May 2018, by juneli
Photo of the Empress of Ireland
It was on the fateful day of May 29th that thousands of lives were lost in one of the country’s worst Maritimes disasters. During early hours, the Empress of Ireland was struck by a Norwegian Collier, causing the vessel to plunge beneath the surface of the St. Lawrence River in mere minutes. This tragedy devastated  […]

A Generation of Support

Posted on 23rd May 2018, by juneli
A photo of Susan Park's Mother and Father
By: June Li The month of May is often known as ‘Red Shield Month’ in The Salvation Army organization. Also known as the Red Shield Appeal, this annual fundraiser helps support the organization’s many life-changing programs and services running year round. For Susan, a long time donor, her support for the Red Shield Appeal stems  […]

A Way Home

Posted on 13th May 2018, by juneli
A Photo of Erin and Crystal together
By: June Li Crystal had a stable job and a warm home to go to every night. In every aspect, Crystal was self-sufficient. However, sudden turns of events left her without a place to call home. Unfortunately, Crystal was facing eviction and left with nowhere to go.  “I didn’t have time to find a place.  […]