link to annual change appointments for 2016

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.

The Army in Miniature

The Army in Miniature

Salvationist Norman Cuthbert makes history—one metal figurine at a time.

Down to a Science

Down to a Science

On Earth Day, a biologist and Salvationist shares why she cares for creation.

Opinion & Critical Thought

When the Shadows Lengthen

When the Shadows Lengthen

Death is not the last word.

All That Glitters

All That Glitters

The idolatry of the prosperity gospel.

Territorial News

Annual Change 2016

Full listing of the annual appointment changes for Salvation Army officers in the Canada and Bermuda Territory. These appointments are effective July 1, 2016 (unless otherwise stated).

Booth UC and Tyndale Seminary to Offer Degree in Salvation Army Studies

Booth UC and Tyndale Seminary to Offer Degree in Salvation Army Studies

New program is the only graduate theological program in the world with this specialization.

International News

Salvation Army Responds to Ecuador Earthquake

Salvation Army Responds to Ecuador Earthquake

Red Shield emergency response teams are in action across the affected region.

General Brings Encouragement to U.S.A. Southern Territory

General Brings Encouragement to U.S.A. Southern Territory

The ministry of The Salvation Army can give people “a life-changing hope,” says General André Cox.

Faith & Friends

Saved Twice

Saved Twice

The Salvation Army was there for me, body and soul.

Homeless No More

Homeless No More

Thanks to The Salvation Army, a Langley man now has a place to call his own.