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Social Services


Territorial Social Services Department’s  Mission Statement
Motivated by the love of God and the life and teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ, we provide leadership, consultation and expertise by pursuing excellence in the delivery of health and social services in the Canada and Bermuda Territory.

Social service and health ministries are an integral part of The Salvation Army. These ministries “bring to life” the mission and mandate of the organization. The social services department fulfills a territorial role in supporting these ministries through:

Leadership
• Providing a territorial view and voice for the organization in relation to the Army’s ministries
• Influencing through communication of national, regional and local views
• Assisting with the training and development of personnel
• Identifying personnel with mission passions
• National networking

Consulting
• Providing a team of internal consultants for program, ministry and divisional development
• Partnering with Divisional Headquarters to ensure all health and social service ministry units have access to consulting support
• Coaching, facilitating, project management and training

Content Expertise
• Ensuring that ministry unit leaders have access to support for program development, program evaluation, knowledge sharing and networking
• Maintaining a level of program expertise in the areas of shelter services, addictions treatment, long term care, community and family services, spiritual care, child care, hospice, residential services for seniors, behavioural health services and corrections and justice
• Identifying emerging social issues

Championing Excellence
• Creating accreditation standards
• Providing leadership to the health and social services accreditation process
• Implementing organizational, operational and program reviews
• Developing resources, guidelines and policy
• Managing projects
• Engaging in research

Hospital Services
• Providing oversight and support for personnel appointed to hospital ministries

Family Tracing
• Providing national program support and oversight
• Providing the international contact point for all family tracing activities

In the Neighbourhood

In the Neighbourhood

Learning to see Jesus in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

God’s Green Earth

God’s Green Earth

Salvation Army warehouse in Prince George, B.C., takes recycling to the next level.

Opinion & Critical Thought

Spiritual Leadership

Spiritual Leadership

Commissioner William Francis shares ministry lessons in new book.

With a Vengeance

With a Vengeance

Should some crimes have no possibility of parole?

Territorial News

Messengers of Light Session Summer Assignments 2015

Messengers of Light Session Summer Assignments 2015

Salvation Army cadets prepare for hands-on experience in summer assignments.

Annual Change 2015

Full listing of the annual appointment changes for Salvation Army officers in the Canada and Bermuda Territory. These appointments are effective June 26, 2015 (unless otherwise stated).

International News

Salvation Army Leaders at Memorial for Victims of Germanwings Air Disaster

Army expresses condolences, offers support.

General Cox Visits the Middle East

General Cox Visits the Middle East

Meeting shows the international nature of The Salvation Army.

Faith & Friends

Film Review: Last Days in the Desert

Film Review: Last Days in the Desert

Just in time for Easter, a new film offers a refreshing look at the Son of God

Surviving the Den

Surviving the Den

As a Dragons’ Den graduate and successful entrepreneur, Desmond Choi fuses passion for business with his faith.