At The Salvation Army, the community is at the heart of our mission. We believe in serving not just individuals but whole communities. These communities are our partners in making the world a better place. Understanding their needs, challenges, and aspirations is paramount to fulfilling our mission effectively. For us, community engagement is not a strategy; it's our honour and privilege.


    To fully harness the power of Community Compass, we invite you to register. Your registration helps us tailor the experience to your Ministry Unit's unique needs and goals.

    1. Sign Up: Click on the "Get Started" button and provide your Ministry Unit's information. Don't worry; we keep your data safe and confidential.

    2. Log In: If you've already registered, log in to the "Toolkit" using your credentials to access your personalized Community Compass dashboard.

    Now, let's delve into the exciting journey that awaits you over the four stages of Community Compass.

    4 Stages of Navigation

    Get to Know You


    For the Ministry Unit to understand who they are serving, how they operate, the types of programming they offer and to identify the primary needs of their community from their own observations.


    Pull information from their Ministry Unit through Link2Feed, etc. to provide answers to the questions that are asked.



    Time to Investigate


    We want the Ministry Unit to explore what exists in their community and to better understand, through investigation and “digging deep.”


    Using the data pulled from the 2nd “Get to Know” Directional Checkpoint, identify 3 key organizations to visit on-site and connect with and use the interaction guide (i.e. 3 leading questions to ask each organization).

    Following meetings with key organizations, Ministry Units will then gather data about their community through researching strategies and plans set out by their location.



    Unlocking Insights


    For the Ministry Unit to compile, gain knowledge, and make connections with what exists in their community through their investigation and reflection.


    Analyze the findings from "Time to Investigate" to understand their community's demographics, needs, actions taken, and areas lacking action.



    Setting Your Course


    For the Ministry Unit to use their findings and strengthen community connections by identifying a suitable course of action to implement initiatives that foster greater connections within their community.


    Use findings and reflections to create a short-term (6-month) and long-term (1-year) plan for community initiatives through the Ministry Unit.



    As you progress through these stages, remember that Community Compass is not just a tool—it's a companion on your journey toward community engagement. Each stage is designed to empower you to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those you serve.

    So, are you ready to embark on this transformative journey? Register now, and let's navigate the path to stronger, more resilient communities together. Your journey with Community Compass begins here.


    For any inquiries,  please contact the Community Mission Department.