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

Taking Her Spirit Back

Taking Her Spirit Back

A First Nations mother finds healing through storytelling and faith in God.

On the Bright Side

On the Bright Side

The Salvation Army’s Brighter Futures children’s sponsorship program offers hope and transforms lives.

Opinion & Critical Thought

The End of Privacy

The End of Privacy

In the digital age, is privacy a thing of the past?

Give It a (Sabbath) Rest

Give It a (Sabbath) Rest

Our lives are incredibly busy, but we ignore the fourth commandment at our peril.

Territorial News

Booth UC Kicks Off Academic Year with Inspiring Convocation

Booth UC Kicks Off Academic Year with Inspiring Convocation

Booth president reminds students that education is about transformation.

Territorial Survey Reveals Most Valued Areas of Ministry

Results to help Army strengthen connection between behaviours and values.

International News

#150reasons Celebrates 150 Years of The Salvation Army

#150reasons Celebrates 150 Years of The Salvation Army

Social media campaign gives Salvationists the opportunity to tell the Army’s story in a unique way.

Salvation Army Responds to Ebola Outbreak in Liberia

Salvation Army Responds to Ebola Outbreak in Liberia

Medical supplies and food packages benefit 6,500 individuals to date.

Faith & Friends

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Alsha Wilson was focused on her law studies until a brush with blindness put her future at risk.

A Lesson in Hope

A Lesson in Hope

For at-risk schoolchildren in Regina, The Salvation Army helps keep hunger at bay.