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

Their Lights Will Shine

Their Lights Will Shine

Digging beneath the surface of The Salvation Army’s historical ministry to coal miners and their families.

Kicking It

Kicking It

Kung Fu for Christ encourages discipline and discipleship.

Opinion & Critical Thought

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

The Salvation Army has made great strides for women in ministry, but there’s still work to be done.

The Bible With Boots On

The Bible With Boots On

How our first doctrine helps us walk the talk.

Territorial News

Salvation Army Shelter to Display Student Art

Salvation Army Shelter to Display Student Art

Art students partner with Salvation Army shelter to provide comfort and hope.

Territorial Leaders Visit Southern Alberta

Territorial Leaders Visit Southern Alberta

Week-long tour includes many stops throughout the region.

International News

International Conference of Leaders Ends in Unity and Thanksgiving

Conference filled with rich conversation and debate on issues facing The Salvation Army in the 21st century.

Chief of the Staff Emphasizes Accountability at ICL

Commissioner William A. Roberts calls Salvation Army to higher standards at day six of International Conference of Leaders.

Faith & Friends

More Than a Cooking Lesson

More Than a Cooking Lesson

A Salvation Army healthy eating program in Vancouver helps vulnerable newcomers.

The Great Racer

The Great Racer

George Del Canto proves you don’t need a fast car to be a winner.