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

Access for All

Access for All

How Salvation Army corps are removing barriers for people with disabilities.

War and Peace

War and Peace

In Ukraine, The Salvation Army offers hope in the midst of destruction.

Opinion & Critical Thought

In God’s Image

In God’s Image

How our fifth doctrine offers hope for a broken world.

Territorial News

The Salvation Army Marches Into the Christmas Season

The Salvation Army Marches Into the Christmas Season

Salvationists spread holiday cheer in the 2014 Toronto Santa Claus Parade.

Territorial Congress 2014 Survey

Territorial Congress 2014 Survey

Did you attend Territorial Congress 2014? We’d love to hear from you! Your feedback will help us improve future events. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey (3-4 minutes). Thank you for your thoughtful input.

International News

Boundless Bible Challenge Resources Now Available

Boundless Bible Challenge Resources Now Available

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One Army at Christmas: Video Contributions Requested

Music groups invited to submit recordings for IHQ video.

Faith & Friends

Wake-Up Call

Wake-Up Call

The mining accident should have killed Tracy Whitmore. Instead, it gave him new life.

Holy Hip Hop

Holy Hip Hop

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