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

Operation Ezra

Operation Ezra

The Salvation Army partners with multifaith organization to welcome Yazidi family to Winnipeg.

Family Friendly

Family Friendly

Pregnant and alone, Peipei Dai found support at the Bethany Hope Centre.

Opinion & Critical Thought

Dear Jackson

Dear Jackson

A letter to my son about what it means to be a man.

Lost and Found at Christmas

Lost and Found at Christmas

After losing his memory, a man struggled to survive, alone in a new country. But what could a Salvation Army officer do?

Territorial News

Christmas Kettle Campaign Raises Over $23 Million

Christmas Kettle Campaign Raises Over $23 Million

Annual appeal surpasses $21-million goal.

Canadian Staff Songsters Dedicated for Ministry

Canadian Staff Songsters Dedicated for Ministry

Newly formed group makes debut at installation service.

International News

Salvation Army Launches The Whole World Mobilising Initiative

Salvation Army Launches The Whole World Mobilising Initiative

New program to help Salvationists move the Army’s mission forward.

General Leads 25th Anniversary Celebrations in Russia

General Leads 25th Anniversary Celebrations in Russia

Congress brings Salvationists together for time of worship and encouragement.

Faith & Friends

Page Turner

Page Turner

A visit to a local library helped Steve Wiscombe start a new chapter.

The Day the Lies Stopped

The Day the Lies Stopped

An encounter with God forced convicted drug dealer Maxwell Assing to finally face the truth.