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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

A Healing Place

A Healing Place

The Salvation Army and an Indigenous correctional facility partner to restore women’s lives.

Our Priority … the People!

Our Priority … the People!

Partners in Mission spotlights Latin America North Territory.

Opinion & Critical Thought

Rising from the Ashes

Rising from the Ashes

The journey to Easter begins on Ash Wednesday.

How Beautiful

How Beautiful

Bringing good news through the Partners in Mission campaign.

Territorial News

Booth University College Announces Appointment of Next President

Booth University College Announces Appointment of Next President

Dr. Marjory Kerr to become fifth president of Booth, effective July 1, 2016.

Kettle Campaign Raises Over $22 Million

Kettle Campaign Raises Over $22 Million

Annual Salvation Army appeal surpasses goal for 2015.

International News

Video Shows Salvation Army Refugee Response in Norway

Video Shows Salvation Army Refugee Response in Norway

Raufoss Corps provides assistance and a place of community for refugees and asylum seekers.

General’s Visit to India a Time of Joy, Challenge

General’s Visit to India a Time of Joy, Challenge

Thousands gather to worship and praise God as General André Cox encourages Salvationists to tell the world how they have been transformed by God.

Faith & Friends

Life Changer

Life Changer

Years of abuse led Jay Kivell down the path of drug addiction. But a new life was waiting for him.

The Church Behind the Thrift Store

The Church Behind the Thrift Store

Quebec pastor explains what The Salvation Army is all about.