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JULY 2021


There are lots of exciting things happening this summer and we want you to be part of the excitement! Take a few moments and read the highlights below. If you have questions or other ideas to share, feel free to contact program.helps@salvationarmy.ca. We do caution you to be aware of and follow Covid restrictions.

Summer Activities – Summer is a great time to spend time together trying new things, doing ministry with a different creative twist. It’s also a great time to encourage families to spend time together sharing new experiences, digging into God’s Word and enjoying a sweet snack along the way. So, we’ve put together a few ideas that you can try this summer by sharing them with your congregation. The ideas can be downloaded and shared or feel free to share the link.

Summer Prayer Run - Our summer Prayer Run is off to the races! We are thankful for the individuals and groups that have already signed up and are committed to praying for their communities. It’s not too late to join this opportunity to pray. Prayer run how-to and promotional resources along with FAQs have been provided to help you prepare and plan your prayer walk or run. Sign up anytime!

Armatus is Changing – Armatus has been our platform for preparing for safe ministry with children and youth for many years. Beginning July 14 – that platform will be changing. In preparation for this change your divisional administrator has been updating accounts by ensuring that your most current email address is being used and that if you moved divisions your account has followed you there. You will now use your email address when you login to your account. After July 14 you will only be able to access your old Armatus account to see which courses you have previously taken.

Screenshot of Praesidium website

On July 14 you will be receiving an email “invite” from PraesidiumInc.com to access online abuse prevention training in Praesidium Academy. We encourage you to click “accept invite” and follow the steps that appear on your screen. You will be asked to create and confirm a new password, be asked to complete a three-question onboarding survey, and then you will be able to access your learner dashboard. Once you are on your dashboard, you’ll have the opportunity to take a guided tour of Praesidium Academy. If you do not see that email in your inbox, be sure to check your “Junk” folder for it. If you can’t seem to find an email from Praesidium Inc feel free to contact your divisional administrator, Valerie Pavey or Linda McNutt and we’ll double check to see if we have your correct email address. We encourage you to check out this Praesidium Welcome Video, then be sure to scroll down to learn about the Top Three Things to Know.


Things to Know - July 2021

CANBDA Youth Prayer Run - June 2021

BeKind - May 2021

Easy To Use Prayers - April 2021

VBS Highlights - March 2021

Supporting Our Youth Through Prayer - Feb 2021

Something New for the New Year - Dec 2020

Sharing Christmas With Our Communities - Nov 2020

Thanks-living - October 2020

Embracing the New Normal - Sept 2020

Family Friendly Activities - Aug 2020

Making Screen-less Connections - July 2020

Celebrating Father's Day from a Social Distance - June 2020

Mother's Day In Isolation - May 2020

No Circumstance Wasted - Apr 2020

Safe Spaces - Making them a priority - Mar 2020

VBS 2020 Highlights - Jan/Feb 2020

Blood and Fireworks - Dec 2019

Renewing Our Promises - Nov 2019

Take Time for Making Friends - Oct 2019

Body Building Through Relationships - Sept 2019

Recommended Reading - June 2019

Reaching Families Through Music - May 2019

ARMATUS - Day Camp Module - Apr 2019

This Is Boring - March 2019

VBS Highlights - February 2019

Creative and Effective Tips for Teaching - January 2019

Kids Service Others - November 2018

Decision Sunday - October 2018

Ready to Rally? - August 2018

Are You Ready? - June 2018

Making Summer Sundays Special - May2018

May I Have Some Assistance Please - Apr 2018

Integrated Mission - Mar 2018

VBS Highlights - Jan 2018

Theme Nights - Dec 2017

Christmas Outreach Resources - Oct 2017

New Beginnings for Fall Sept 2017

Special Dates for the Year Aug 2017

Are you feeling stressed? Apr 2017

How can you influence a life? Mar 2017

Creative ways to pray with children. Jan 2017

Christmas Outreach. Nov 2016

Give your class a great start.  Oct 2016