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Salvation Army Employee Connects with Indigenous Roots

Posted on 21st June 2018, by British Columbia
For the past four years, Mary McKenzie has worked as a supervisor at our Salvation Army Thrift Store in Bulkley Valley, BC. Mary, who is proudly Wet’suwet’en First Nations, regularly participates in special events hosted by The Salvation Army that specifically celebrates Aboriginal history and culture.     “I appreciate the way they present the  […]

5 Ways to Prepare for an Earthquake

Posted on 3rd May 2018, by British Columbia
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Every year, Public Safety Canada encourages us to build awareness to ensure everyone is prepared for an emergency. While governments at all levels work hard to keep Canada safe, everyone has a role to play and these are a just a few first steps! Purchase enough emergency food and water for at least 3 days  […]

5 Ways to Leave a Legacy

Posted on 3rd May 2018, by British Columbia
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Support the people and causes that are important to you There isn’t a more wonderful feeling than making the choice to join alongside friends, family, and causes dear to your heart. Spending your life attributing meaning to everything you do is in itself a worthwhile experience and one that is sure to leave a lasting  […]

The Salvation Army Serves Hope on Easter

Posted on 2nd April 2018, by British Columbia
This past weekend saw The Salvation Army Harbour Light celebrate Easter with the community. Sunday April 1st marked a wonderful feast as Harbour Light’s community kitchen prepared a wonderful honey Dijon baked ham with all the nutritious trimmings to celebrate Easter. On average, The Salvation Army Harbour Light serves up to 350 meals per day,  […]

The Apostle of Ireland

Posted on 16th March 2018, by British Columbia
The Feast day of St Patrick is a day of great celebration here in Canada and across the world. The figure of St Patrick continues to enliven and capture the imagination of many people. In order to ensure that this great Saint may not get lost amidst all the festivities we may ask, ‘what is  […]

Ready, Set, Count!

Posted on 14th March 2018, by British Columbia
Homeless counts have taken place across the Metro Vancouver region every three years since 2002. The City of Vancouver started conducting an annual count in 2010. Each year, the count takes place throughout the city over a 24-hour period in March, inside shelters during the evening, and on the streets the next day. A group of volunteers will be  […]

5 Things you Should Know Before Making the Biannual Change

Posted on 6th March 2018, by British Columbia
Benjamin Franklin was actually joking when he suggested it More than a century ago when this concept was adopted by any major country, he proposed the idea in a satirical essay. He stated that the difficulty would be in the first few days, after which the reformation will be as natural and easy and the  […]

We’re Getting Healthy!

Posted on 28th February 2018, by British Columbia
Every March, dietitians across the province remind us of the importance of healthy eating and the positive impact nutrition has on our health and well-being. The public campaign is dedicated to unlocking the potential of food; helping others realize the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together. This years’ National  […]

5 Charitable Ways to Celebrate This Valentine’s Day

Posted on 13th February 2018, by British Columbia
5 Charitable Ways to Celebrate This Valentine's Day
This Valentine’s Day, we are making it about more than just roses and milk chocolate. In fact, there are many other ways to give from the heart today. Here are our top 5: Volunteer – We can never have enough volunteers to help us provide compassionate care and emotional support to our clients. Volunteer at  […]

It’s What We Do

Posted on 9th February 2018, by British Columbia
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The Salvation Army British Columbia division provides support to thousands of British Columbians in need each day. Our purpose is to better the lives of others by offering services, programs and care amidst life’s most challenging days. Our services include: Food Services Did you know that nearly 700,000 British Columbians live at or below the  […]