link to annual change appointments for 2016

Residential Health Services


The Salvation Army’s health services reflect the caring philosophy of a movement that has been ministering in Canada and Bermuda since 1882. Enveloped in Christian mission, The Salvation Army provides a broad base of care and services for seniors in residential settings.

This range extends from apartments for seniors with care and services being provided by community based health agencies, to residences where assistance with the activities of daily living is provided by Salvation Army staff on site, to Long Term Care / Nursing Homes, and community based Hospices.

The Salvation Army administers the following accommodation for seniors across Canada:

  • Three apartment based residences ranging rom independent to assisted living with a 4th under development in Vancouver.
  • Four residential facilities providing assistance with the activities of daily living.
  • 11 Long Term Care Homes, also known as Personal Care Homes or Nursing Homes which provide 24 hours access to nursing care to meet care requirements.

Hospice/Palliative Care is provided through three models of service delivery:

a) An integrated model of palliative care is provided for residents in the Long Term Care Homes as life comes to closure. Care is provided in the residents’ own room, the setting known as “home.”

b) The Toronto Grace Hospital provides designated palliative care. This caring ministry has outreach that takes expertise and knowledge gained from 26 years of experience out into the community to persons requiring palliative care, and services in their own homes.

Spiritual and Religious Care is integral to Salvation Army operations, providing support and comfort to residents, family and staff experiencing the impact of end of life issues. A multi-‘faith coordinating chaplaincy service facilitates residents accessing their spiritual advisor of choice.

In providing care and services, The Salvation Army partners with respective Provincial Health Authorities, working within various models of governance. In addition to meeting legislative requirements, provincial regulations set by health authorities, and municipal codes, The Salvation Army has internal Program Accreditation Standards. Accreditation with the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation is highly encouraged.

The Salvation Army is a church with an acute social conscience and this changes its perspective. It embraces Christ’s command to love our neighbour by helping families and individuals meet immediate and future needs.

The Army in Miniature

The Army in Miniature

Salvationist Norman Cuthbert makes history—one metal figurine at a time.

Down to a Science

Down to a Science

On Earth Day, a biologist and Salvationist shares why she cares for creation.

Opinion & Critical Thought

When the Shadows Lengthen

When the Shadows Lengthen

Death is not the last word.

All That Glitters

All That Glitters

The idolatry of the prosperity gospel.

Territorial News

Annual Change 2016

Full listing of the annual appointment changes for Salvation Army officers in the Canada and Bermuda Territory. These appointments are effective July 1, 2016 (unless otherwise stated).

Booth UC and Tyndale Seminary to Offer Degree in Salvation Army Studies

Booth UC and Tyndale Seminary to Offer Degree in Salvation Army Studies

New program is the only graduate theological program in the world with this specialization.

International News

Salvation Army Responds to Ecuador Earthquake

Salvation Army Responds to Ecuador Earthquake

Red Shield emergency response teams are in action across the affected region.

General Brings Encouragement to U.S.A. Southern Territory

General Brings Encouragement to U.S.A. Southern Territory

The ministry of The Salvation Army can give people “a life-changing hope,” says General André Cox.

Faith & Friends

Saved Twice

Saved Twice

The Salvation Army was there for me, body and soul.

Homeless No More

Homeless No More

Thanks to The Salvation Army, a Langley man now has a place to call his own.