The Salvation Army in Canada

Posts Tagged: History

National Tour Traces Descendants of Immigrants Sailing on the Empress of Ireland


Do you know if your ancestors came to Canada onboard the Empress of Ireland? Would you like to know more about this Canadian Pacific Railway Company’s ship?

May 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland where a large number of Canadian Salvationists lost their lives.

In the year leading up to that anniversary “Site historique maritime de la Pointe au Père” (SHMP) will tour Canada to trace down descendants of immigrants who came to Canada onboard [...]


What are Your Memories?


The Salvation Army began its work in Canada in 1882, just fifteen years after Confederation. By July that year, The Salvation Army in London, Ontario, had grabbed the attention of the press. The success of the Army was remarkable and its growth was amazingly rapid.

Since opening its doors in Canada, The Salvation Army has served millions of people who have come to them in their hour of need.

Today, across Canada, in more than 400 communities, The Salvation Army continues [...]