Divisional News

A Breathtaking Evening: Christmas with The Salvation Army

Posted on 11th December 2017, by Ontario Central East
by: June Li A truly spectacular annual tradition, the music of brass and choir was brought together once again to celebrate the season at Roy Thomson Hall for Christmas with The Salvation Army. Last Saturday, donors and music lovers graced the concert hall for an evening of Christmas carols and beloved songs of the season.  […]

Salvation Army’s Queen’s Park Reception Focuses on Violence against Women

Posted on 8th December 2017, by Ontario Central East
Pictured above are Glenn van Gulik, PRD Area Director – Eastern Region, Major Everett Barrow, DC – Great Lakes Division, MPP Soo Wong, MPP Mike Colle, MPP Laurie Scott, Jeff Robertson, Area Director – Northern Region, Jeff Barrett, Business Administration Secretary and Major John P. Murray, Territorial Public Relations and Development Secretary by: June Li  […]

Shufflers Bring Dignity to Vulnerable Families

Posted on 8th December 2017, by Ontario Central East
By: June Li Bright and early, children, adults, seniors and even dogs gathered at Sunnybrook Park for Santa Shuffle, an annual 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk that raises funds to ease the burden of vulnerable families living in poverty. Pledges raised for the Toronto Santa Shuffle will stay local and help support The  […]

Volunteers Give Holiday Hope

Posted on 30th November 2017, by Ontario Central East
By: June Li Organizations like The Salvation Army rely on volunteers to operate supportive programs that are offered year-round. From serving meals, helping with painting projects, hosting games nights to sorting donations, volunteers help restore dignity and hope in people’s lives. Throughout the year, there’s a great need for helping hands, especially during the holidays.  […]

CTV’s Toy Mountain Campaign Officially Launches!

Posted on 28th November 2017, by Ontario Central East
by: June Li From Salsa and Tango dancers to dancing mascots, The Salvation Army’s Ontario Central-East Division officially kicked-off their annual Toy Mountain Campaign with CTV last Friday. Held at Yonge and Dundas Square in Downtown Toronto, Christmas in the Square invited community members to join The Salvation Army to celebrate the holiday season with  […]
by: June Li Christmas is in the air! On Sunday, November 19th, The Salvation Army’s Ontario Central East Division marched in the 113th annual Santa Claus Parade. Celebrating the joy of Christmas, the Canadian Staff Band, Divisional Youth Band, visiting New York Staff Band and The Salvation Army’s Timbrels marched the parade route, spreading the  […]

Hope in the City Toronto: Change is Hope

Posted on 21st November 2017, by Ontario Central East
by: June Li On Friday, November 17th, the Ontario Central-East Division hosted their annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Downtown Toronto. Mental health advocate and spokesperson for Bell Let’s Talk Day, Michael Landsberg was this year’s guest speaker.  In his inspirational speech, Landsberg opens up about his  […]

Barrie Launches Kettle Campaign at Hope in the City Breakfast

Posted on 21st November 2017, by Ontario Central East
200 guests attending The Salvation Army’s 8TH annual Hope in the City Breakfast in Barrie made their way on a beautiful crisp morning to Liberty North on November 15th, to help The Salvation Army kick-off its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign.  Inside, guests were treated to festive music by My Favourite Strings jazz trio, while they  […]

2017 Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign Kick-Off in Toronto!

Posted on 17th November 2017, by Ontario Central East
By: June Li Breakfast Television Toronto  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  […]