link to annual change appointments for 2016

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 Army in Miniature

The Army in Miniature

Salvationist Norman Cuthbert makes history—one metal figurine at a time.

Down to a Science

Down to a Science

On Earth Day, a biologist and Salvationist shares why she cares for creation.

Opinion & Critical Thought

When the Shadows Lengthen

When the Shadows Lengthen

Death is not the last word.

All That Glitters

All That Glitters

The idolatry of the prosperity gospel.

Territorial News

Annual Change 2016

Full listing of the annual appointment changes for Salvation Army officers in the Canada and Bermuda Territory. These appointments are effective July 1, 2016 (unless otherwise stated).

Booth UC and Tyndale Seminary to Offer Degree in Salvation Army Studies

Booth UC and Tyndale Seminary to Offer Degree in Salvation Army Studies

New program is the only graduate theological program in the world with this specialization.

International News

Salvation Army Responds to Ecuador Earthquake

Salvation Army Responds to Ecuador Earthquake

Red Shield emergency response teams are in action across the affected region.

General Brings Encouragement to U.S.A. Southern Territory

General Brings Encouragement to U.S.A. Southern Territory

The ministry of The Salvation Army can give people “a life-changing hope,” says General André Cox.

Faith & Friends

Saved Twice

Saved Twice

The Salvation Army was there for me, body and soul.

Homeless No More

Homeless No More

Thanks to The Salvation Army, a Langley man now has a place to call his own.