Born into the Saulteaux First Nation in Saskatchewan, Captain Shari Russell was not yet two years old when she and two of her siblings were forced to leave their family and their home on the reserve. Captain Russell, territorial Aboriginal ministries consultant, is one of approximately 20,000 Aboriginal children who were fostered by child welfare between the 1960s and late 1980s, in what is … [Read more...]
Captain Shari Russell draws on her own experience when ministering in First Nations communities.
February 5, 2013 by Kristin Fryer 1 Comment
Environmental leadership award reflects a number of “greening” efforts made by The Salvation Army this past year.
January 29, 2013 Leave a Comment
Prince George Community Church, B.C., has won the local Chamber of Commerce’s environmental leadership award for 2012. This is the first time The Salvation Army has received this award—one of 10 business excellence awards that the chamber gives to local businesses every year—confirming that the Army is now a major player in the green movement in the city. This award reflects a number of … [Read more...]
Clients at Gateway men’s shelter in Toronto receive a package of essentials upon leaving the shelter.
January 10, 2013 Leave a Comment
Clients at The Salvation Army Gateway men’s shelter in Toronto will receive the gift of dignity, respect and recovery in the form of a care package as they transition from the shelter system to their own apartments. The packages, which were prepared by employees and volunteers from Gateway and The Salvation Army Oakville Recycling Centre, include essentials such as pots, pans, utensils, … [Read more...]
Anniversary weekend features special concert and visit from territorial leaders, Commissioners Brian and Rosalie Peddle.
January 7, 2013 Leave a Comment
The Salvation Army Chatham Corps, Ont., recently marked its 130th anniversary with a weekend of celebration. Guests for the occasion were Lt-Colonels Lee and Deborah Graves, Ontario Great Lakes divisional leaders, and Commissioners Brian and Rosalie Peddle, territorial leaders, who served as corps officers in Chatham from 1988-1992. Celebrations commenced on Friday evening with an anniversary … [Read more...]
Here are the latest international appointments and promotions announced by International Headquarters, including the new chief secretary for the Canada and Bermuda Territory.
January 3, 2013 1 Comment
The following international appointments and promotions have been decided by the General: EFFECTIVE 1 APRIL 2013 COMMISSIONER WILLIAM COCHRANE, an officer of the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland, currently serving at International Headquarters as International Secretary to the Chief of the Staff, is appointed additionally as Secretary for International Ecumenical … [Read more...]
Good Neighbour Energy Fund helps with all forms of home heating.
December 19, 2012 Leave a Comment
Low-income seniors and families in Nova Scotia will find it easier to heat their homes this winter thanks to a $400,000 donation from the province to The Salvation Army’s Good Neighbour Energy Fund. “No family should have to make the choice between keeping the heat on or putting food on the table,” said John MacDonell, Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister. “By working … [Read more...]
Multicultural ministry a focus at recent conference in Ontario Great Lakes Division.
December 14, 2012 Leave a Comment
The Ontario Great Lakes Professional Development Conference was held at London Citadel in October. Morning worship was led by Major Bradley Donais, executive director, Hamilton Community Resource Centre, and devotions were conducted by Lt-Colonels Lee and Deborah Graves, divisional leaders, and Majors Stephen and Leslie Wiseman, corps officers, Khi Community Church, Milton, Ont. On the first … [Read more...]
High school students volunteer at The Salvation Army Centre of Hope in London, Ont., as part of the Come and Serve program.
December 11, 2012 Leave a Comment
High school students in London, Ont., volunteered at The Salvation Army Centre of Hope in November as part of the Come and Serve program of King’s University College. The program partners high schoolers with current King’s students to participate in various community service projects. The Salvation Army was one of nine organizations supported by the program. Paulina and Jordan, Grade 11 … [Read more...]
Flex-training model offers Salvationists such as Cadet Sharon Tidd the opportunity to serve full-time in ministry units while enrolled at the College for Officer Training.
December 6, 2012 1 Comment
On Sunday, November 25th, 2012, Sharon Tidd was welcomed as the newest cadet of the Canada and Bermuda Territory. The College for Officer Training community was all together in Winnipeg for a spiritual day led by our Territorial Commander, Commissioner Brian Peddle. The commissioner welcomed Sharon into the ‘Disciples of the Cross’ session and proclaimed how excited he was that the Field-based … [Read more...]
General Rick Hillier (Retired), formerly Canada’s top soldier, spoke at The Salvation Army’s inaugural Hope in the City fundraising breakfast in Saint John, N.B.
December 6, 2012 Leave a Comment
General Rick Hillier (Retired), formerly Canada’s top soldier, spoke at The Salvation Army’s inaugural Hope in the City fundraising breakfast in Saint John, N.B., in November. The event, which drew a crowd of nearly 600, was in support of The Salvation Army’s Community Response Unit (CRU). General Hillier delivered a speech on inspiration and hope, complete with stories from his decades … [Read more...]