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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.

Boundless Begins

Boundless Begins

International congress in London, England, brings together Salvationists from around the globe to celebrate the Army’s 150th anniversary.

The Song That Still Inspires

The Song That Still Inspires

Since 1893, O Boundless Salvation has been a Salvation Army favourite.

Opinion & Critical Thought

Graduation Day

Graduation Day

How to help our children choose a career that fits.

Ruled Faith

Ruled Faith

Doctrines are like hockey’s rules — they shape the way the game is played.

Territorial News

Salvation Army Participates in Truth and Reconciliation Events

Commission’s recommendations will inform Army’s future Indigenous ministry.

Dignity Luncheon Supports Harbour Light Program

Dignity Luncheon Supports Harbour Light Program

The wellness committee of Territorial Headquarters hosts annual Dignity Luncheon to raise money for local social service programs.

International News

Boundless Celebrates Cultural Diversity

Boundless Celebrates Cultural Diversity

Third day of Boundless challenges Salvationists to stand up for social justice and reach the whole world for Christ.

Former General Awarded Order of the Founder at Boundless

Former General Awarded Order of the Founder at Boundless

The second day of Boundless commemorates Founders’ Day with a statue unveiling of Catherine Booth and the celebration of a “Unified Army.”

Faith & Friends

The Plane Truth

The Plane Truth

In the Northwest Territories, “roadside assistance” takes on a different meaning when a plane is about to land on top of your van.

From “Joe” to “Dad”

From “Joe” to “Dad”

I was convinced my mother had married a monster, until one horrible night.