Empress of Ireland ship sinks in 14 mintues

Remembering the Sinking of the Empress of Ireland


On the foggy night of May 29, 1914, Ernie Green held on to a corpse in the icy waters of the St. Lawrence River. It was his means of survival after the S.S. Empress of Ireland sunk in a collision.

“Just to think that the ship sunk in 14 minutes,” says Ernie’s grandson, Major David Ivany of The Salvation Army. “I can’t even imagine it.”

Ernie was one of 170 Salvation Army members who were passengers on their way to the church’s […]

Major Shari Russell speaks at the ecumenical press conference on Parliament Hill on March 30, 2016

Salvation Army Committed to Learning From First Nations Peoples


Aboriginal Awareness Week, May 24-27, 2016, gives Canadians opportunity to learn more about First Nations peoples. Major Shari Russell, Territorial Aboriginal Ministries Consultant for The Salvation Army, discusses challenges Indigenous communities face and how people can get involved to help make a difference.

What are the modern-day realities facing First Nations peoples?

There are a variety of social issues that impact Indigenous people.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW)
Ongoing violence continues to happen and Indigenous women are three times more likely to be […]


Salvation Army Hosts ‘Open House’ to Raise Awareness of Poverty in Canada


You can’t always tell who’s living in poverty or who needs help making ends meet. And more often than not, poverty is closer to you than you think.

To promote awareness of this issue, The Salvation Army hosted an ‘Open House’ exhibit in early May. But this was not your typical open house. Instead, people walked into a home that outlined some of the challenges faced by a family impacted by poverty. The Salvation Army recreated the living circumstances, room by […]


The Salvation Army Raises Over $650,000 for Alberta Fire Response


Edmonton, May 13, 2016 The Salvation Army has now raised $651,524 for the Alberta fire response efforts. While The Salvation Army is still serving food to some of the first responders, we are experiencing increased demand for our assistance from Fort McMurray evacuees across the province. Our community and social service programs are distributing food, clothing and other items to help people with immediate and pressing needs. If people require assistance, The Salvation Army is available to help based […]