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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

Lifted Up

Lifted Up

Candid letters of encouragement for new lieutenants from a corps sergeant-major, active officer, retired officer and officer’s kid.

Commissioning and Ordination of the Messengers of Light

Commissioning and Ordination of the Messengers of Light

Twenty-four new officers embark on full-time ministry in The Salvation Army.

Opinion & Critical Thought

The Giving Effect

The Giving Effect

Volunteers contribute more than 500 hours to get Jackson’s Point Camp ready for the summer.

On the Move

On the Move

A new appointment is happy and sad.

Territorial News

Celebration Closes Commissioning Weekend

Celebration Closes Commissioning Weekend

Commissioning and ordination events conclude in London, Ont.

Commissioning Events Kick Off in London, Ont.

Commissioning Events Kick Off in London, Ont.

Salvationists blessed and inspired at Festival of Music.

International News

The Salvation Army Marks World Refugee Day

General André Cox encourages Salvationists to sign petition to stand #WithRefugees.

Salvation Army in Orlando Responds to Nightclub Shooting

Salvation Army in Orlando Responds to Nightclub Shooting

Army provides support after deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Faith & Friends

Movie Review: Finding Dory

Movie Review: Finding Dory

In Finding Dory, our forgetful hero heads off on a journey of a lifetime. But will she remember any of it?

Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels

The Salvation Army helps vulnerable people access health care.