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

Prepare the Way

Prepare the Way

Recovering the spirit of Lent.

Journey to Forgetfulness

Journey to Forgetfulness

When a loved one has Alzheimer’s, the diagnosis affects the entire family.

Opinion & Critical Thought

It’s All About That Grace

It’s All About That Grace

How our eighth doctrine contributes to an attitude of gratitude.

Book Review: Hidden Treasure

Book Review: Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure is a long-overdue exploration of the role of women officers in The Salvation Army.

Territorial News

Oshawa Temple Hosts YP Music Festival

Oshawa Temple Hosts YP Music Festival

YP bands, choirs and timbrel brigade from Ontario Central-East Division gather for annual event.

Territorial Commander Makes First Visit to Alberta

Territorial Commander Makes First Visit to Alberta

Tour includes stops in Calgary and Edmonton.

International News

International Day of Prayer for Children 2015 Resources Now Available

International Day of Prayer for Children 2015 Resources Now Available

Annual day of prayer to take place on March 29.

150 Days until The Salvation Army’s 150th Anniversary

150 Days until The Salvation Army’s 150th Anniversary

March of witness along The Mall confirmed as the culmination of the celebrations.

Faith & Friends

Full Circle

Full Circle

Just when I thought I’d lost everything—faith, livelihood, a future—I found The Salvation Army.

Project Self-Esteem

Project Self-Esteem

With their own version of an extreme makeover, a Salvation Army program in Ottawa helps men feel good about themselves again.