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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

The Whole Gospel

The Whole Gospel

Following the way of Jesus through integrated mission.

Responsible for Ministry, Committed to Mission

Responsible for Ministry, Committed to Mission

Hundreds gather for the 2014 Territorial Social Services Conference.

Opinion & Critical Thought

By the Rivers of Babylon

By the Rivers of Babylon

Are we too content in exile?

Jesus the Christ

Jesus the Christ

How our fourth doctrine calls us to Christlike humility.

Territorial News

Cadets Receive Winter Assignments

Cadets Receive Winter Assignments

Intensive ministry opportunity helps cadets develop skills.

Booth University College Enrolment Up 10.5%

Salvation Army university college experiences eighth consecutive year of growth.

International News

First Burundian Officers Commissioned

First Burundian Officers Commissioned

Rwanda and Burundi Command commissions eight new officers, bringing total officers in command to 37.

New One Army Resources Available

New One Army Resources Available

Three new units added to teaching resource, which will help Salvationists understand and live the mission of the Army.

Faith & Friends

Movie Review: Fury

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In the new movie Fury, Brad Pitt must hold an important position against the might of Nazi Germany.

Promise Keeper

Promise Keeper

Through all the twists and turns of her life, Lily Oatley’s faith has kept her safe.