Divisional News

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  […]

17th Annual Charity Golf Classic

Posted on 11th September 2017, by Ontario Central East
17th Annual Charity Golf Classic
The Salvation Army’s 17th Annual Charity Golf Classic was held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at The Club at Bond Head Golf and Country Club in Bond Head Ontario. Funds raised during this event go towards helping us provide for the 1.8 million Canadians who come to us each year for help and assistance. Today  […]

More than 200,000 Meals Served as Salvation Army Responds to Storm Harvey

Posted on 5th September 2017, by Ontario Central East
The Salvation Army Responds to Destructive Hurricane Season
NINETY-TWO mobile canteens and an emergency field kitchen are currently meeting human needs in southeast Texas. Flooding caused by Storm Harvey is still affecting many neighbourhoods and has displaced an estimated 43,000 people from their homes. The Salvation Army’s relief efforts continue. “The Salvation Army is not just there for the immediate crisis. We are  […]

Not Everyone Can Afford Back-to-School Supplies

Posted on 22nd August 2017, by Ontario Central East
Not Everyone Can Afford Back-to-School Supplies
Summer is starting to wind down and retailers are rolling out back-to-school deals. But not everyone can afford school supplies. What happens when struggling families simply can’t provide the essentials? Moncton, N.B., is one of many Salvation Army centres across Canada supporting low-income and struggling families by providing donated school supplies and backpacks. “Last year,  […]
The Salvation Army Launches National Fundraising Appeal to Support BC Fires Disaster Response
TORONTO, July 11, 2017 /THQ/—“As wildfires rage in B.C.’s interior, The Salvation Army’s Emergency and Disaster Services is on alert to provide fast, efficient service to first responders and those impacted by the disaster,” says Lt-Colonel Brian Venables, Divisional Commander. “The Salvation Army’s established and well-rehearsed emergency protocol allows the organization to offer practical support such  […]

Summer Camp Changes Lives in Positive Ways

Posted on 23rd June 2017, by Ontario Central East
Summer Camp Changes Lives in Positive Ways
Healthy, hearty meals, Bible lessons, canoeing, tight ropes and campfires. That’s what close to 4,000 children will experience at Salvation Army camps this year. Captain Rick Zelinsky, Executive Director for Ontario Camping Ministries, used to attend Salvation Army camp as a child. He says if kids are looking for a fun, well-rounded summer camp experience,  […]

My Life of Addiction

Posted on 20th June 2017, by Ontario Central East
My Life of Addiction
“It was a cloudless, chilly, November day when I stood under the south end of the Pattulo Bridge in Vancouver, scouting for a possible place to sleep,” says Michel. “I’d been homeless for about two months, was sick and tired of my situation, and fantasized about what an alcohol-free life would be like. “I started  […]