Wiarton Trades Program Empowers At-Risk Youth

Posted on 9th May 2016, by Ontario Great Lakes
They are youth at risk―struggling, frustrated and uncertain about the future. But The Salvation Army’s Trades Start Program in Wiarton, Ont., is changing that. “Trades Start, a 20-week course that teaches both hospitality and carpentry skills, serves youth who have fallen through the cracks,” says Scott Concordia, Program Coordinator. “Participants are often from unstable home  […]
Edmonton, May 8, 2016 – The Salvation Army’s community response units are serving 2,000 meals a day to first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire efforts. In addition to distributing food, water and hygiene kits, we are also providing emotional and spiritual care – a listening ear – to those tasked with combating the  […]

Emergency Disaster Services Responds to Ammonia Leak in Fort Erie

Posted on 14th July 2015, by Ontario Great Lakes
First responders arrived at the scene of Rich Products in Fort Erie shortly after noon on Monday, July 6, 2015 due to an ammonia spill which resulted in the death of one contractor and non-life threatening injuries to two others.  Many in the surrounding area had to be evacuated while others were instructed to remain  […]

Alberta and Northern Territories Flood Relief

Posted on 17th July 2013, by Ontario Great Lakes
WHAT’S HAPPENING! To date, throughout the areas affected by flooding in southern Alberta, The Salvation Army has provided food and hydration to over 41,000 people.  We have also provided emotional and spiritual care (ESC) and crisis intervention stress management support to more than 1500. Words cannot adequately express our gratitude for the tremendous support that  […]


Posted on 10th July 2013, by Ontario Great Lakes
To date, throughout the areas affected by flooding in southern Alberta, The Salvation Army has served 11,500 meals and provided emotional and spiritual care (ESC) to more than 870 evacuees, residents, and responders. Calgary The Calgary Flood Emergency has officially ended and residents who are still displaced will be assisted through our Community Services office.  […]

PeachFest Food Drive

Posted on 28th August 2012, by Ontario Great Lakes
For the second year in a row, the Winona Peach Festival, Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) and Hamilton’s Eastgate Square teamed up to support the Salvation Army Food Bank.  The Peach Festival and HSR offer a shuttle from Eastgate Square parking lot to the festival site.  The shuttle is free with a donation to the food  […]

Blastin’ Brass Day Camp

Posted on 21st August 2012, by Ontario Great Lakes
For the fifth year, London Citadel ran its youth summer outreach program the Blastin’ Brass Day Camp. Program Directors Jon Rowsell and MK Virtue, Assistant Program Director Josh Champ, as well as Counselors Stephanie Rigg, Mykaela Rigg, and Andrew Virtue made up the Blastin’ Brass staff. The camp took place at London Citadel and ran  […]

New SATERN Affiliated Club in Windsor, Ontario

Posted on 27th April 2012, by Ontario Great Lakes
At a recent meeting of the Sun Parlour Retirees Amateur Radio Club in Windsor, Perron Goodyear, Divisional Director of Emergency & Disaster Services for Ontario Great Lakes, was asked to make a presentation on The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services and SATERN (Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network). Members of the club were very excited  […]