Preserving the Past

The Salvation Army Heritage Centre’s mission? To preserve, protect and promote our history.

Tucked away in an unassuming section of Toronto in a climate-controlled facility not too far from territorial headquarters, some of the most important work of The Salvation Army is being undertaken by a devoted group of preservationists. Headed up by Major Ron Millar, the director of archives at the Heritage Centre, the team is in a veritable

The In-Between Mama

A letter to my younger self about the bittersweet journey of foster parenting.


Love them enough to get attached, to let them overtake your home and capture your heart. And if the day comes when the in-between time is over, take a deep breath, say a prayer and love them as they wave goodbye. 

Go West: Spotlight on British Columbia

Three stories of innovative mission in West Kelowna, Langley and Burnaby.


Welcome to The Home Front, a new series where we highlight the mission and ministry taking place around our territory. Over the next 12 issues of Salvationist, we will visit each Canadian province and territory, as well as Bermuda, and celebrate the innovation and impact the Army is having in corps, social services and youth ministry.

Army Partners With Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Three-year project offers funding to residential facilities across the country.

The Salvation Army and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) have agreed to a three-year project that will offer dedicated repair and renewal dollars to residential facilities across the country. The partnership includes $45 million in funding from The Salvation Army and a $30-million contribution from CMHC, totalling a $75-million

Booth University College Celebrates 2024 Graduates

Territorial commander awards 88 students with hard-earned certificates and degrees.

On April 28, the atmosphere at Knox United Church in Winnipeg was jubilant and festive as friends, family, staff and faculty gathered for the 42nd convocation ceremony for Booth University College. Commissioner Lee Graves, territorial commander, with Scott Gillingham, mayor of Winnipeg At the morning baccalaureate service, Booth UC officially

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What If?

In faith as in imaginary friends, seeing is believing.

Faith & Friends

Having faith in God can feel a bit like believing in an imaginary friend. It’s normal to have occasional doubts about our faith. But the best news is that, even if we’ve left behind our faith at some point, God will always welcome us back with open arms. And there’s no IFs, ands or buts about that!

Leonard's Last Chance

Salvation Army helps retiree get sober and find purpose again.

Faith & Friends

“I’ll remember that for the rest of my life because I have my life back," Leonard Ord says of the call his family made to The Salvation Army in Halifax’s Anchorage Recovery Program, a six-month residential rehabilitation program for men.

Cross Culture May 2024

New and Notable in May.

Opinion & Critical Thought
NEW & NOTABLE Guiding Families of LGBT+ Loved Ones (Revised 5th Edition) BY BILL HENSON Review by Captain Renée McFadden Guiding Families of LGBT+ Loved Ones is a magazine-style book that provides support and encouragement to parents and pastoral ministry staff as they care for LGBTQ+ loved ones. It offers resources for enhancing

Sacrificial Love

The Army’s mission hasn’t changed. It’s still about God’s love in action.

Opinion & Critical Thought
(Above) Strawberry Field, the site of a former Salvation Army children’s home immortalized by John Lennon in the Beatles hit, Strawberry Fields Forever, is now a centre offering vocational training, a cultural and heritage exhibition and space for spiritual refreshment Earlier this year, my wife, Colonel Lani, and I travelled to the

Pull Up a Chair

No matter where we “sit” in The Salvation Army, the mission is the same.

Opinion & Critical Thought

I am called to move purposefully in this world, to find the places and spaces where my life intersects with those around me, and to be an ambassador for Christ.

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