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
Volunteers offer food, shelter, clothing and emotional support to those in need.
April 26, 2013 Leave a Comment
The Salvation Army continues to help those affected by the flooding in Muskoka and the Hastings area north of Cobourg, Ont. Teams of volunteers are offering food, shelter, clothing and emotional support to those in need. "With the help of volunteers from many communities The Salvation Army will continue to respond to the needs of residents throughout the recovery process," said Lt-Colonel Susan … [Read more...]
His Excellency recognizes important contributions of volunteers who make a difference in their communities.
April 26, 2013 Leave a Comment
Governor General David Johnston helped volunteers serve lunch at Pembroke Community Church, Ont., on Tuesday, April 23, as part of a tour to mark National Volunteer Week. His Excellency spoke to Salvation Army staff about the program and conversed with friends and volunteers during the meal. “National Volunteer Week gives Canadians the opportunity to think about how we can make a difference … [Read more...]
Tranquility and fond memories await at Jackson’s Point Conference Centre.
April 23, 2013 by Melissa Yue Wallace Leave a Comment
When Majors Ivan and Audrey Rowsell were appointed to Ontario’s Jackson’s Point Conference Centre (JPCC) in June 2010, they were thrilled and excited about the challenges and opportunities. “In our own home, we enjoy making friends feel comfortable, and having the opportunity to do that on a larger scale is something that has always appealed to us,” says Major Ivan Rowsell. Over … [Read more...]
Centre provides programs that care for pregnant and parenting youth and their children.
April 3, 2013 Leave a Comment
The Salvation Army celebrated the official opening of its newly renovated Bethany Hope Centre in Ottawa in February. “We were delighted to welcome the community to visit our new centre and learn about all the programs and services it has to offer,” says Major Brenda Smith, executive director. The Bethany Hope Centre provides programs that care for pregnant and parenting youth and their … [Read more...]
Thirty players participate in the corps’ 100th anniversary hockey game.
March 7, 2013 1 Comment
North Toronto Community Church kicked off its 100th anniversary celebrations by hosting a special hockey game. The game is part of a series of events that will take place at the corps throughout 2013. The event recalls the many years North Toronto spent in the former Salvation Army Hockey League, which was popular among younger members of the corps. “Many former members of the team have … [Read more...]
Six-day tour includes marching in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade.
February 13, 2013 Leave a Comment
The Ontario Central East Divisional Youth Band went on a six-day tour of the greater Los Angeles area in December. This tour included marching in the famous Tournament of Roses Parade, which The Salvation Army has participated in continuously for more than 90 years. On the first day of the tour, the band enjoyed a special opportunity to perform at Disneyland, which hosts up to 15 visiting bands … [Read more...]
Since the roof collapsed at the Elliot Lake shopping mall, The Salvation Army has been helping residents cope with their loss.
January 10, 2013 by Kristin Fryer Leave a Comment
Six months after the roof of the Algo Centre mall collapsed in Elliot Lake, Ont., Mary Hiley still jumps when she hears a loud noise. It was 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Hiley had just finished a shift at the Salvation Army thrift store and was at the mall to buy groceries when the roof caved in, killing two and injuring many others. “There was this huge crash. It sounded like the … [Read more...]
Clients at Gateway men’s shelter in Toronto receive a package of essentials upon leaving the shelter.
January 10, 2013 Leave a Comment
Clients at The Salvation Army Gateway men’s shelter in Toronto will receive the gift of dignity, respect and recovery in the form of a care package as they transition from the shelter system to their own apartments. The packages, which were prepared by employees and volunteers from Gateway and The Salvation Army Oakville Recycling Centre, include essentials such as pots, pans, utensils, … [Read more...]
Anniversary weekend features special concert and visit from territorial leaders, Commissioners Brian and Rosalie Peddle.
January 7, 2013 Leave a Comment
The Salvation Army Chatham Corps, Ont., recently marked its 130th anniversary with a weekend of celebration. Guests for the occasion were Lt-Colonels Lee and Deborah Graves, Ontario Great Lakes divisional leaders, and Commissioners Brian and Rosalie Peddle, territorial leaders, who served as corps officers in Chatham from 1988-1992. Celebrations commenced on Friday evening with an anniversary … [Read more...]