Divisional News

By: June Li On January 8th at 4:00 p.m., the New Hope Leslieville Shelter located at 29 Leslie Street, officially opened its doors to vulnerable men in the community. This new facility will be able to provide services for up to 60 people, offering emergency shelter, meals, supportive counselling, housing placement, follow-up services, employment referrals  […]

How to Follow Your Heart and Save Money

Posted on 23rd December 2017, by juneli
By: June Li The year is quickly coming to an end, but assistance is still needed for society’s most vulnerable individuals and families. This holiday season, follow your heart and save money by making a gift to The Salvation Army before December 31st. The Salvation Army is a registered charity, which means donors will receive  […]

Toy Mountain Surpasses Toy Goal!

Posted on 21st December 2017, by juneli
By: June Li From Oakville to Toronto, to Brampton to Uxbridge, last night was Toy Mountain’s finale. Sponsors, Ford finalists and the Toy Mountain team gathered at the Toronto CTV studios for the last Toy Mountain night of the season.  For 26 days, we have asked our supporters and viewers to help make a child’s  […]

Thank You for Bringing Joy This Christmas (Video)

Posted on 20th December 2017, by juneli
Thank you for Supporting The Salvation Army! Due to kind and caring Canadians, The Salvation Army continues to address hidden, prevalent and emerging needs. But we can’t do it alone. Last year The Salvation Army helped more than 1.9 million people get back on their feet with services and programs such as Christmas assistance, food,  […]

Toy Mountain Delivers a Christmas First

Posted on 19th December 2017, by juneli
Pictured above are Adam and Amanda standing by their Christmas tree.  By: June Li After giving birth to her second child, Amanda*, Victoria began to have complications with her recovery and what followed was a series of hardships. Soon after Amanda’s birth, Victoria’s husband left. She now had to face the struggles of raising her  […]

8th Annual Holiday Toy Drive with Premier and the Ontario Public Service

Posted on 15th December 2017, by Ontario Central East
By: June Li In support of Toy Mountain, this December marks the 8th annual Ontario Public Service Holiday Toy Drive. As beautiful Christmas carols and the smell of Christmas cookies filled the hall, Ministry Offices began to line up to help build a mountain of toys for vulnerable families across the Greater Toronto Area. Just  […]

Toy Mountain Needs Your Help

Posted on 15th December 2017, by Ontario Central East
By: June Li With less than one week left until Toy Mountain’s finale, we are calling all community members to get involved in this annual Christmas toy drive. In its 22nd year, Toy Mountain spreads Christmas joy to vulnerable families in need. As Toronto remains the child poverty capital of Canada, The Salvation Army in  […]

Toy Mountain Spotlight: Brianna Baker

Posted on 13th December 2017, by Ontario Central East
by: June Li There’s less than two weeks until Christmas day and the malls are bustling with people trying to find the perfect gift for their loved ones. Unfortunately, for many Canadians living in the Greater Toronto Area, the extra costs of the holidays are just an expense that they cannot afford. The sad reality  […]

Mayor Proclaims December 11-17 Salvation Army Week in Barrie

Posted on 12th December 2017, by Ontario Central East
On this cold and brisk morning, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie, raised the Red Shield flag of The Salvation Army and proclaimed December 11-17 as Salvation Army Week. With a brass ensemble playing Christmas Carols near the flag pole, Mayor Lehman encouraged residents of Barrie to dig deep and support the Army’s  […]