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

Faithful Warrior

Faithful Warrior

God’s promises sustain me as I battle cancer.

The Living Word Lives Again

The Living Word Lives Again

Salvation Army television show finds a new audience online.

Opinion & Critical Thought

Who Has Seen the Wind

Who Has Seen the Wind

Finding rest in the busy seasons of life.

A Living Sacrifice

A Living Sacrifice

The Easter story challenges us to mobilize for the kingdom.

Territorial News

Annual Change 2017

Annual Change 2017

On behalf of the Territorial Commander, we are pleased to announce the following appointments, effective Friday, June 30, 2017 (unless otherwise stated).

New Program Helps Students Combat Weekend Hunger

New Program Helps Students Combat Weekend Hunger

Meal program ensures Wetaskiwin, Alta., children have healthy meals outside school times.

International News

The General Requests Prayer for Papua New Guinea

The General Requests Prayer for Papua New Guinea

After violent riots near territorial headquarters, Salvation Army commits to supporting the community to rebuild.

General Leads 150th Anniversary Celebrations at Oldest Surviving Salvation Army Corps

General Leads 150th Anniversary Celebrations at Oldest Surviving Salvation Army Corps

“William Booth would be proud and pleased to see that The Salvation Army in Poplar is still fulfilling the mission of God,” General André Cox declares.

Faith & Friends

Culinary Kindness

Culinary Kindness

With The Salvation Army’s help, a cooking school in Victoria is overcoming barriers.

Refashionista Rules!

Refashionista Rules!

Fashion blogger Sheri Pavlović shares her thrift-store savvy with The Salvation Army.