Ontario Great Lakes Division

Pictured above
Front Row - Major Wanda Vincent, Lieut. Laura Hickman, Capt. Naomi Dalley, Capt. Charlene Vincent
Middle Row - Capt. Heather Samuel, Emily Allen, Major Christine Johnston, Major Morris Vincent
Back Row - Sarah Consoli, Capt. Lisa Randell, Capt. Karen Holland, Cadet Dawn Butt, Major Kelly Rideout.
Missing from photo - Lieut. Kristen Gray

Ontario Great Lakes Division Celebrates First Graduates from Leader Coaching Workshops


To continue the investment and commitment into leadership development in the Division, a group of 12 women leaders participated in a cohort of five Leader Coaching workshops from October, 2014 – May, 2015 under the direction of Major Wanda Vincent (Divisional Leader), supported by Certified Coach Carol MacKinnon. The theme of the workshops were “Theories and Practices of Leader Coaching” and the five workshop titles were:

  • Leading as a Coach – Overall View
  • Difficult Conversation
  • Self Care
  • Empowering Others
  • Decision Making

The photo was taken at [...]

Group of delegates who attended the Ontario Great Lakes United Advisory Board Day.

Ontario Great Lakes United Advisory Board Day


On Saturday, 09 May 2015, members of the London, Windsor, Hamilton and Sudbury Advisory Boards met together for a day of networking and education. The event was held in London and began with a time of fellowship and coffee for the 25 individuals present.

Lt.-Colonel Jim Champ, Territorial Secretary for Communications, commenced the day by providing an overview of the National Advisory Board structure and asking God’s blessing on the gathering. Major Les Marshall, Territorial Secretary for Public [...]

An Incident Command Post during an emergency keeps things under control.

Emergency Preparedness Week 2015 – Know the Risks. Reduce them Together!


Each year during the first full week of May, Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is held all across Canada. This annual national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories and partners, including The Salvation Army. This year is the 20th annual EP Week and the theme is “Know the Risks. Reduce them Together!”

Officials estimate that it can take up to 72 hours or more before first [...]

Left to Right: Major Morris Vincent, Major Wanda Vincent, Hannah Laufs, Deanna Finch-Smith

Hamilton Celebrates Volunteers


On April 22, 2015, The Hamilton Area Ministries of The Salvation Army gathered at WinterberryHeights church to honour volunteers at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Night. Special guests were Majors Morris & Wanda Vincent, Divisional Commander and Divisional Director for Women’s Ministries, and Major Gord Armstrong, The Salvation Army PanAm Games Representative.  Twenty valuable volunteers from each ministry were invited to be recognized and appreciated through speeches, music, multimedia and awards.

Dan Millar, Area Director or Public Relations and Development, welcomed the [...]