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

Breaking Through

Breaking Through

A single mother learns to trust again at The Salvation Army.

All in the Family

All in the Family

Adopted as a child, Major Karen Hammond shares a special bond with her own adopted daughter.

Opinion & Critical Thought

Loving Our Muslim Neighbours

Loving Our Muslim Neighbours

Do we stand up for people of different faiths?

The Whole World Redeeming

The Whole World Redeeming

How our seventh doctrine expresses the richness of salvation.

Territorial News

Kettle Campaign Surpasses Goal

Kettle Campaign Surpasses Goal

Salvation Army raises $22-million during Christmas season.

Boundless: The Whole World Praying

Boundless: The Whole World Praying

Prayer wave for Boundless to reach the Canada and Bermuda Territory in February.

International News

General’s Consultative Council Concludes with Commitment to Accountability and Reform

General’s Consultative Council Concludes with Commitment to Accountability and Reform

Delegates from around the world gather to discuss child protection, finance, governance and impact measurement.

Salvation Army Responds to Mozambique Floods

Salvation Army Responds to Mozambique Floods

Emergency team helps displaced people move to camps; plans underway for further assistance.

Faith & Friends

Dawn Wells: Island Girl

Dawn Wells: Island Girl

As one of TV’s most famous stranded castaways, actress Dawn Wells proves that nice girls finish first.

A Job for Nathan

A Job for Nathan

As we found out when we were helping pack food to send to Haiti, when it comes to helping others, the size of our hearts is more important than the size of our hands.