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Emergency & Disaster Services


Disasters can occur at any time and in any place. They often bring great death and destruction in their train, and because they are unpredictable, they are all the more devastating. Canada is fortunate that emergency preparedness experts at all levels of government have well-organised, definitive plans, in which The Salvation Army plays an important part. But, despite the armies of trained personnel ready to go into action, very often the best we can do is to mitigate the effects of a disaster, and deal with its aftermath.

Whenever disaster strikes, the presence of Salvation Army personnel is expected. Often assigned a specific role by Emergency Preparedness authorities, such as counselling, registration and identification, transportation, emergency housing, feeding or clothing, The Salvation Army is well equipped to handle any demands made of it in a disciplined and resourceful manner.

For example, we were there to provide food and medical care after a typhoon hit the Philippines in November 2013; we counselled and comforted those who lost all they had in the floods in High River, Alberta, in June 2013;  and we continue to assist with emergency relief operations around the world. For updates on our current emergency activities, visit this link: www.salvationarmy.ca/tag/emergency-disaster-services.

The Army’s unique, international, quasi-military structure enables it to move quickly into action. Like no other civilian body, it can mobilise officer-personnel, resources, volunteers and financial support from the public at large, and bring them to bear where the need is greatest. And what motivates its humanitarian services? Love for God, allied with a practical concern for the needs of humanity.

Olympic Hopefuls

Olympic Hopefuls

Canadian Salvationists share the gospel in Rio de Janeiro during Summer Games.

Setting Up Shop

Setting Up Shop

In the market for products that bring hope? Women’s ministries department launches Others program in Canada and Bermuda.

Opinion & Critical Thought

Thank God for the Red Cross

Thank God for the Red Cross

Rather than competing, let’s complement like-minded charities.

Challenge Accepted

Challenge Accepted

We took the #OneBagChallenge. What about you?

Territorial News

Booth University College Installs New President

Booth University College Installs New President

Dr. Marjory Kerr becomes fifth president of Salvation Army academic institution.

A Legacy of Music

A Legacy of Music

Territorial Music School develops skills and deepens faith.

International News

The General Launches Australia One Initiative and Installs National Leaders in Australia

The General Launches Australia One Initiative and Installs National Leaders in Australia

Commissioner Floyd Tidd installed as national commander and Commissioner Tracey Tidd as national president of women’s ministries.



Salvation Army in Italy Prepares Earthquake Response

Salvation Army in Italy Prepares Earthquake Response

Army looks to partner with other organizations to assist those who have lost everything.

Faith & Friends

Panic in the Waiting Room

Panic in the Waiting Room

My mother was on the brink of death. Where was God in all this?

Hillsong UNITED: Hitting a High Note

Hillsong UNITED: Hitting a High Note

Hillsong UNITED frontman Joel Houston shares how his Australian worship band made it to the big screen.