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

Newcomers Find Welcome

Newcomers Find Welcome

The Salvation Army assists immigrants and refugees throughout Canada.

One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

For Major Tom Tuppenney, the loss of his lower leg has been a challenge and an opportunity.

Opinion & Critical Thought

Small is Beautiful

Small is Beautiful

God’s kingdom comes in small and surprising ways.

Send the Fire

Send the Fire

Through Pentecost, we are empowered by the Spirit for the sake of the world.

Territorial News

Remembering the Empress of Ireland

Remembering the Empress of Ireland

Annual service commemorates those lost in maritime tragedy.

Salvationists Discuss Ministry Plans at Aboriginal Roundtable

Salvationists Discuss Ministry Plans at Aboriginal Roundtable

Group discusses challenges Indigenous communities face today and plans for meeting their needs.

International News

Prayer Videos Needed for Boundless

Prayer Videos Needed for Boundless

Salvationists encouraged to upload video prayers for international congress.

UPDATE: Salvation Army Transports Resources to Remote Areas of Nepal

UPDATE: Salvation Army Transports Resources to Remote Areas of Nepal

Salvation Army volunteer teams use helicopters and trucks to continue relief efforts in Nepal.

Faith & Friends

Feeding the Homeless, Feeding the Soul

Feeding the Homeless, Feeding the Soul

With a hearty meal and warm clothes, The Salvation Army is meeting needs in Halifax.

Five for Five

Five for Five

In every way that counted, The Salvation Army was there for me when I needed them most.