Divisional News

Food and Friends

Posted on 19th March 2018, by juneli
A photo of a painting that captions, "Everybody eats when they come to my house". The painting shows different groups of people gathered around a table of food.
By: June Li Every week, the Bloor Central Corps in Toronto hosts a community meal and invites anyone interested in an evening of eating and conversation. But these meals aren’t your ordinary community meals. Rather, Major Doug Hammond, the Corps Officer at Bloor Central strives to create a welcoming environment where those with no place  […]

Alpha: A Place to Belong

Posted on 16th March 2018, by juneli
A photo of Major Mercer and three students who attended Alpha.
By: June Li Attending University or College can be an exciting time but for many, this transition can be stressful. This new step in life can mean an added level of responsibility causing anxiety and in some cases even loneliness and isolation. That is where the Alpha Program steps in. In recent months, a new  […]

Toy Mountain Gives a Mountain of Thanks to Supporters

Posted on 12th March 2018, by juneli
By: June Li On Thursday, March 8th, The Salvation Army Ontario Central East Division hosted their annual Toy Mountain Appreciation and Awards dinner at the Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario. Emceed by Tom Brown, Weather Anchor of CTV News Toronto, this night was filled with laughter and excitement. As the sounds of melody  […]

Against All Odds

Posted on 8th March 2018, by juneli
By: June Li March 8th is International Women’s Day and The Salvation Army wants to celebrate the success of women everywhere.  On this day, we would like to pay special recognition to one of our newest team members at the Ontario Central East Division.  Helen Choi is our Major Gifts Representative, Individual Giving. She is  […]

Coffee, Conversation and Compassion

Posted on 6th March 2018, by juneli
Last month, our Annual Giving Coordinator, Delicia Carvery visited The Salvation Army’s Florence Booth House, a 64-bed emergency women’s shelter located in Downtown Toronto. As she made her way down to the shelter, Delicia noticed a young woman in distress. What she did next showed that kindness and compassion come in many different forms. Read  […]

Not Your Average Temple

Posted on 3rd March 2018, by juneli
By: June Li In times of need, you can count on The Salvation Army’s Etobicoke Temple for help. When heavy rainfall hit Toronto in 2013 and devastated the city with floods, they provided residents with clothing and other basic necessities such as food and hydration. In that same year, Toronto experienced an ice storm that  […]

Emergency Disaster Services Supporting Those Affected by Fire

Posted on 27th February 2018, by juneli
The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services responded to a fire, at the request of the Ottawa Fire Services, on the 21st floor of an apartment building at 2201 Riverside Drive in Ottawa. The Salvation Army’s EDS team, led by Coordinator Craig Dunbar along with volunteers from the Retired Ottawa Firefighters Association, served lunch to displaced residents  […]

Local Radio Station Gives Hope to Simcoe County

Posted on 25th February 2018, by juneli
By: June Li What started as a Penny Drive, expanded into a nearly two-decade partnership of dedication and support. Since 1999, KICX 106 FM in Orillia, Ontario has championed alongside The Salvation Army in the mission to end poverty and homelessness. For years, loyal listeners, community members and even local schools gathered together to raise  […]

The General Gives Thanks for the Life of Billy Graham

Posted on 23rd February 2018, by juneli
London, 22 February 2018/IHQ/ – GENERAL André Cox has written a message of condolence to the family of world-renowned preacher and evangelist the Rev (Dr) Billy Graham, whose death was announced on 21 February. In his letter, the General recognises Reverend Graham’s ‘potent and effective’ varied ministries, with special mention of his global rallies at  […]

A Phone Call to Home

Posted on 15th February 2018, by juneli
By: June Li A set of unfortunate circumstances left 83-year-old Elsie homeless. When her landlord passed away, Elsie was left looking for a new place to live, but luck was not on her side. Soon she found herself sleeping in church parks and shelters. When Toronto experienced a cold snap, Elsie sought shelter at the  […]