Located at one of Toronto’s busiest intersections in east Scarborough, Cedarbrae Community Church is surrounded by a densely populated and diverse community. At least 1,000 children live within 1.5 kilometres of Cedarbrae, many in the 12 high-rise apartment buildings just 500 metres from the church. For Major Louise Wareham, corps officer, that’s at least 1,000 opportunities for the Army to … [Read more...]
Cedarbrae Community Church bridges the gap between Sunday services and social services.
May 8, 2013 by Kristin Fryer Leave a Comment
New initiative provides families with food for weekends.
April 21, 2013 1 Comment
The Salvation Army Haven of Hope Ministries in Regina is partnering with The Mosaic Company to provide backpacks filled with nutritious food to at-risk elementary students through the Mosaic Backpack Feeding Program. The company contributed $50,000 to fund the program, covering the cost of backpacks, weekly food, transportation and dedicated staff. “This initiative provides children with food … [Read more...]
Week-long program offers children the opportunity to learn about the Bible and engage in fun activities.
October 6, 2012 Leave a Comment
For the 3rd consecutive summer, the Ontario Great Lakes Division has operated a “Camp at Home” program for children who are not able to attend traditional camp settings. Camp at Home is an all day, week long program that leads children ages 6 – 12 in Bible teaching, crafts, singing, sports, games. In addition, several Corps made arrangements for the children along with the Camp at Home team … [Read more...]
Should you send your children to a Christian or public school?
September 21, 2012 by Steve Pavey Leave a Comment
Which is better, a Christian or public school? This question has been debated in many Christian homes with the desire to raise children who are knowledgeable and well-balanced disciples of Christ. The answer seems obvious: choose God over the world. But since the experiences can differ from school to school, you should carefully explore the benefits and challenges that both systems offer for your … [Read more...]
When the program launched, approximately 20 mothers and children came to the games night, which happens every Friday. Now, nearly 60 people attend each week.
May 15, 2012 by Kristin Fryer 1 Comment
It’s important for mothers to form deep and lasting connections with their children, which is why The Salvation Army recognizes the need for programs that foster these relationships. Captains Paul and Lisa Trickett, corps officers at Metrotown Citadel in Burnaby, B.C., didn’t set out to create a program for single mothers, but when they started a games night for families last fall, that’s … [Read more...]
Foothills Church gives children a safe place to learn and have fun
April 19, 2012 by Kristin Fryer Leave a Comment
On Tuesdays in High River, Alta., the Foothills Church Adventure Club is the place to be. With plenty of games, crafts and other activities, it’s the perfect way for children to spend the afternoon. The club launched with three children in September 2010, but since then, it has expanded greatly. By the end of its first year, the club had grown to 15-20 children and, today, over 30 attend each … [Read more...]
In spite of political and economic turmoil, the South America East Territory is focused on growth, says Colonel Susan McMillan
February 7, 2012 Leave a Comment
For the past two years, Colonel Susan McMillan, a Canadian officer, has been the territorial commander of the South America East Territory. In addition to appointments in Canada, Colonel McMillan served four years in Mexico as a lieutenant, during which time she learned to speak Spanish. She also served as finance secretary in South America East and as chief secretary in South America West. She … [Read more...]
For women across the city of Calgary, The Salvation Army’s Community Services is a welcome refuge
January 3, 2012 by Ken Ramstead Leave a Comment
I never expected to stay in Calgary,” says Karen Livick, executive director of The Salvation Army’s community services in Calgary. Part of the executive team tasked by territorial headquarters to oversee the amalgamation of the Army’s social programs in the city into one ministry unit, Livick had thought she’d be there for only two years. “That was in 1999, and here I stay!” she … [Read more...]
Through the Toy Mountain campaign, The Salvation Army and CTV give children a reason to smile at Christmas
December 9, 2011 by Julia Hosking Leave a Comment
Last year, Tracey Gordon saw her two girls’ faces light up on Christmas Day. Gordon smiled as she watched them excitedly unwrap dolls, games and stocking stuffers she had received from The Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain. The unemployed, single mom, who is a client and volunteer at Toronto’s Cederbrae Community Church, was grateful for that moment. “If it wasn’t for The Salvation Army … [Read more...]
Vacation Bible school ignites a period of growth for Newfoundland corps
November 16, 2011 by Kay Brett Leave a Comment
For the week of August 15-19, 2011, Mount Pearl Corps, N.L., was lit up by the faces of nearly 140 children, from Mount Pearl, St. John’s, Conception Bay South and surrounding areas, all eager to learn about God. The theme for the vacation Bible school (VBS) was Pandamania: Where God is Wild About Us! Taken from Psalm 139, the theme allowed the children to partake in a jungle-inspired praise … [Read more...]