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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

Returning Home

Returning Home

What would it take to bring Roma Whittle back to God?

Christ in Context

Christ in Context

What l’ve learned about being all things to all people.

Opinion & Critical Thought

Summer Escape?

Summer Escape?

Poverty doesn’t take a vacation.

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

A volunteer puts holiness in action by mentoring an adult with special needs.

Territorial News

Army Aids Thousands After Saskatchewan Wildfires

Army Aids Thousands After Saskatchewan Wildfires

Reception centres and thrift stores offer food and clothing to evacuees.

Kamloops Army Celebrates 100 Years

Kamloops Army Celebrates 100 Years

Dr. Tony Campolo participates in anniversary celebrations at Kamloops Community Church.

International News

Hurricane Katrina Ten Years Later

Hurricane Katrina Ten Years Later

The Salvation Army continues to serve the USA Gulf Coast.

Chief of the Staff Inaugurates Russia Command

Chief of the Staff Inaugurates Russia Command

Salvationists and friends gather to celebrate 24 years of ministry and pray for God’s leading into the future.

Faith & Friends

Wheeled Miracle

Wheeled Miracle

How could I find a wheelchair for my client on such short notice?

The Power of a Secret

The Power of a Secret

The longer Réjean kept it hidden,the more destructive its impact. Could he ever let it go?