The Salvation Army Haven of Hope Ministries in Regina is partnering with The Mosaic Company to provide backpacks filled with nutritious food to at-risk elementary students through the Mosaic Backpack Feeding Program. The company contributed $50,000 to fund the program, covering the cost of backpacks, weekly food, transportation and dedicated staff. “This initiative provides children with food … [Read more...]
New initiative provides families with food for weekends.
April 21, 2013 1 Comment
These Salvation Army appointments within the Canada and Bermuda Territory are effective June 28, 2013, and July 1, 2013.
April 15, 2013 Leave a Comment
International Headquarters has approved the following appointments: EFFECTIVE JUNE 28, 2013 Lieut.-Colonel Neil Watt, currently serving as the Territorial Secretary for Business Administration to be Assistant Financial Secretary. Lieut.-Colonel Lee Graves, currently serving as Divisional Commander, Ontario Great Lakes Division to be Territorial Secretary for Business … [Read more...]
Toronto’s most vulnerable people will be negatively affected, organization says.
April 12, 2013 Leave a Comment
As the largest non-governmental provider of direct social services in Canada, The Salvation Army is deeply concerned about the devastating impact a new downtown casino would have on Toronto's most vulnerable people. The Salvation Army does not support economic development through gambling and we believe the community and especially the marginalized will be negatively affected. History and … [Read more...]
Program teaches individuals job skills, helps with personal development.
April 10, 2013 by Kristin Fryer Leave a Comment
The New Hope Community Centre in St. John’s, N.L., held a ceremony to honour the newest graduates of its retail sales program, which teaches participants the skills they need to work in a retail environment. Ten people graduated from the most recent session of the program, which ran during the fall. The 12-week program assists people who have barriers to employment—for example, a lack of … [Read more...]
Centre provides programs that care for pregnant and parenting youth and their children.
April 3, 2013 Leave a Comment
The Salvation Army celebrated the official opening of its newly renovated Bethany Hope Centre in Ottawa in February. “We were delighted to welcome the community to visit our new centre and learn about all the programs and services it has to offer,” says Major Brenda Smith, executive director. The Bethany Hope Centre provides programs that care for pregnant and parenting youth and their … [Read more...]
Bedford MacDonald House provides important service in the community.
March 12, 2013 Leave a Comment
The Salvation Army recently opened Bedford MacDonald House in Charlottetown, P.E.I., the only men’s shelter on island. The grand opening event drew a crowd of approximately 50 government officials and community partners, and featured speeches from Army officials and local politicians, including Mayor Clifford Lee and MLA Valerie E. Docherty. “Our government recognizes that there are … [Read more...]
Dr. Marjory Kerr brings 25 years of experience to role as Vice President Academic and Dean.
March 11, 2013 1 Comment
Booth University College is pleased to announce that Dr. Marjory Kerr has accepted an appointment as the Vice President Academic and Dean of the institution, effective August 2013. She succeeds Major Ian Swan who has been appointed as the Officer Commanding in the Hong Kong and Macau Command of The Salvation Army. Dr. Kerr has a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University … [Read more...]
Thirty players participate in the corps’ 100th anniversary hockey game.
March 7, 2013 1 Comment
North Toronto Community Church kicked off its 100th anniversary celebrations by hosting a special hockey game. The game is part of a series of events that will take place at the corps throughout 2013. The event recalls the many years North Toronto spent in the former Salvation Army Hockey League, which was popular among younger members of the corps. “Many former members of the team have … [Read more...]
Cold Weather Response Program adds 15 beds to men’s emergency shelter.
February 27, 2013 Leave a Comment
The Salvation Army in Regina, in partnership with the United Way, worked to ensure that no man would be left out in the cold this winter. In February, the Army launched a Cold Weather Response Program, which temporarily increased the capacity at the Waterston Centre’s men’s emergency shelter by 15 beds every night. The service, which runs until April 30, provides shelter from 8 p.m. to 8 … [Read more...]
Major Roy Langer receives an award for his efforts and services after a devastating wildfire swept through the town.
February 19, 2013 Leave a Comment
Major Roy Langer, divisional director of emergency and disaster services for the Alberta and Northern Territories Division, was presented with a medal of honour from the town of Slave Lake, Alta., by Mayor Karina Pillay-Kinnee in December. He was nominated by the RCMP for his efforts and services after the devastating wildfire that swept through the town in May 2011. “Major Roy Langer … [Read more...]