Reasons Why You Should Support The Salvation Army

  • The Salvation Army has a proven track record that goes back 130 years in Canada. It is now one of the world’s largest providers of social services.
  • The Salvation Army helps one person at a time, believing that each person is infinitely valuable and equally worthy.
  • The Salvation Army is present in 400 communities across Canada and more than 125 countries around the world, offering services in 175 different languages. When disaster strikes, the Army is often already there living in the community and is able to provide immediate aid and relief in the most culturally relevant way. It also means the Army will still be there long after the immediate needs have been met.
  • As an international Christian church that welcomes everyone, The Salvation Army’s faith motivates its social programs. Donations from the public at large, which includes money from individuals, foundations, corporations and all levels of government, are used for community and social service programs.
  • The Salvation Army works through a large quasi-military organizational model, that includes volunteers, committed members of The Salvation Army, its officers and staff. There is no organization that can more readily mobilize itself where and when the need is greatest.
  • The Salvation Army has adopted Imagine Canada’s Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code. In doing so, the Army undertakes to adhere to the standards set out in the Code in its treatment of donors and the public, its fundraising practices and financial transparency, and to be accountable for doing so. (Read Imagine Canada’s Ethical Code.)
  • The Salvation Army is managing its administrative and fundraising costs in a reasonable manner given the size and scope of the organization, in order to provide the best programs and services that deliver transformative outcomes for the people we serve. (Read our Annual Review.)
  • All funds donated to The Salvation Army are used by The Salvation Army, or agencies of which it is a member.
  • Social and community service programs focus on nurturing the capacities, skills and strengths of individuals rather than just giving them a hand out.
  • All social and community services are equally available without discrimination.