COVID-19 Updates and Resources - Salvation Army Canada

COVID-19 Updates and Resources


Corps Regathering Download:  Regathering Corps- COVID-19  (PDF)
Here is the comprehensive Corps Regathering document, with guidelines for

Sunday Worship, Children & Youth, Music and PPE for corps ministries.
Find Policies and updates Visit www.salvationist.ca/covid-19  Department FAQ page has all the important policies, updates and communiqes during COVID.  Sign in using the MyArmy link.
   

 


 

Recommended for Corps Ministries


Policies & Guidelines

Guidelines for Virtual DiscipleshipSAMIS During Covid
Guidelines are available on the Departmental FAQ page, click the blue button to log in with My Army credentials.

Funeral Information
Guidelines are available on the Departmental FAQ page, click the blue button to log in with My Army credentials.

Virtual Discipleship Guidelines
Best Practices for Safe Digital Discipleship

Regathering Corps Ministries
Download: 
Regathering Corps- COVID-19  (PDF)
Here is the comprehensive Corps Regathering document, with guidelines for
Sunday Worship, Children & Youth, Music and PPE.


CPR - Update

CPR COVID UpdateThe following CPR guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic are taken from the Heart and Stroke website.  Ministry Units are reminded to:

  • ensure staff secure and make use of their own PPE before proceeding with CPR
  • continue to work with their local Public Health and follow recommended guidelines.    read more....







TITHES AND OFFERING



Set Up Pre-Authorized giving for Members
Customizable form and instruction sheet.

PAD Authorization Form 
PAD Instruction Letter

Informational bulletin insert: Pre-Auth-bulletin-insert.pdf 

Offering Plate Cards - Give these out to members who have set up payments, so they can participate in the public act of giving. (Print on Business Cards)  PAD-Giving-Card



Use this graphic and link to the online payment form, on your corps website for members to make regular contributions.Corps Giving Online

 


 


 

Recommended for Community & Family Services



A comprehensive document with everything you need to know:CFS FAQ - COVID
Community & Family Services FAQ

Some ideas in line with the government recommendations:

1.  Reduce or remove seats in waiting area, so that visitors are a safe distance apart.
2.  Request clients to call ahead and set up an appointment.  
3.  Provide regular clients with a pre-packaged bag of supplies.
4.  Clean the common area, and areas touched, between each client.
5.  Ensure workers keep a safe distance from clients, perhaps leaving bags at appointed times, just inside the door.
6.  Provide gloves for workers sorting donations from the public.
7.  Provide hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes for workers and visitors.
8.  Remove all magazines in waiting area.
9.  Provide helpful information handouts - especially for clients who may have limited access to news and media.

COVID-19 Multi-Language Information Sheet.pdf
COVID-19 Multi-Language Information Sheet FR.pdf


 

Helping Newcomers with English

Many newcomers are no longer able to attend in-person ESL classes. Others were on wait-lists for ESL classes wNewcomer Language Toolshich will now be delayed even longer. Social and Physical Distancing is hard for everyone and it is important to find ways to keep connected with our neighbours.  Here are some resources to help newcomers continue practising their language skills and make new connections during a time of physical and social isolation.

Mango Languages

Available for free through most major city public libraries or try it for free on their website. The online courses help learn and practice English, French, and many other world languages. https://mangolanguages.com/

Speak   https://www.speak.social/en/

Learn a language and meet people online!

Groups of 4-7 people meet through online forums to learn and practice different languages

Worry & Anxiety - Multi language information
Helpful information in many languages. Psychology Tools/Worry and Anxiety


Other Ideas

If your Corps or Community & Family Services has an existing English Conversation Circle, try moving the group online through Zoom video conference calls or Whatsapp conference calls (many newcomers already have the app on their phones). If it is a large group, you may want to divide into 4-8 people to make it easier include everyone on screens.  

Make new connections between Corps members and (willing) Community Services Clients to help newcomers practice their English one-on-one. Make sure to check after the first call to make sure both sides feel comfortable continuing. The conversations do not need to me longer than about 15 minutes, on a weekly basis. Topics could include food, customs, cultural difference between Canada and their home country, etc.

Ontario Public Health – information sheet available in 28 different languages

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus#section-15

How to talk to kids about COVID-19, now in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese

https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-covid-19

COVID-19 mythbusting – now in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

General information from WHO about COVID-19 – videos in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Persian, Hindi, Turkish, and more being added every day

https://openwho.org/courses/introduction-to-ncov


IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE INFORMATION

Here are two documents outlining an overview of Impact of COVD-19 on Immigration and COVID-19 Economic Response Plan for newcomers from RSTP (Refugee Sponsorship Training Program).



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 OTHER GREAT RESOURCES



Virtual Bible Studies   

Right Now Media

Check out resources from RightNowMedia (TSA Registration Information). 

You can organize virtual studies by asking your members to sign up (free), set a time to view the study.  There are many ways to get small groups toget

her online virtually to discuss the study - even simple ways such as posting a discussion post on Facebook and have

everyone comment. You can also check into FB Group Chats, Skype Groups, Zoom.



 

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Specialized Care Centre at Toronto Convention Centre to address urgent need for long-term care beds.

As COVID-19 cases hit an all-time high in Ontario, The Salvation Army’s Toronto Grace Health Centre (TGHC), in co-ordination with the Ontario government, has temporarily set up a Specialized Care Centre at the Toronto Congress Centre in Etobicoke.

Mission in a Pandemic Podcast with Major Heather and Captain Nicholas Samuel of London Citadel

How do we reach people to share the gospel of Jesus Christ while doing things differently?

In episode six, Major Heather and Captain Nicholas Samuel of London Citadel offer insight into how their corps is continuing ministry during a pandemic. Welcome to season two of the Salvationist podcast. This new set of episodes will offer insight into how The Salvation Army is adapting as we reopen during the pandemic. For new episodes visit

Mission in a Pandemic Podcast with Tracy Fattore, Chief Risk Officer

Reopening during a pandemic? Safety comes first.

In episode four, Tracy Fattore, chief risk officer, offers insights on how we have been managing risk during the pandemic. Learn about the process that the territory is using to make decisions about what should be open or stay closed, innovative initiatives in churches and social services, and what the "new normal" will look like going
In episode three, Craig Lewis, territorial secretary for music and gospel arts, offers a perspective on worship during the COVID-19 pandemic. He touches on the decline of singing in worship, and offers strategies on how we can increase worship effectiveness. To read the article mentioned in the episode, click here. Visit the territorial music

Mission in a Pandemic Podcast with Claire Dunmore, Territorial Integrated Mission Secretary

How do we keep connected with people during COVID-19?

Welcome to season two of the Salvationist podcast. This new set of episodes will offer insight into how The Salvation Army is adapting as we reopen during the pandemic. In the coming weeks, we have corps officers, youth secretaries, our territorial music secretary and our chief risk officer all talking about how they have pivoted and continued

Mission in a Pandemic Podcast with Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd

What is the future of the Salvation Army? Where are we going?

Welcome to our second season, this new set of episodes will offer insights into how The Salvation Army is adapting as we reopen during the pandemic. In the coming weeks we have corps officers, youth secretaries, our territorial music secretary, our integrated mission secretary and our chief risk officer all talking about how they have pivoted

It Takes a Village

"Sonia's Cradle" Program Helps Growing Families in British Columbia.

When Sonia Nickle passed away, Sonia’s Cradle, a program in tribute to her kindness and generosity, was created. The program honours her legacy of helping families in need.

Ministry Ideas


Sunday Worship

COVID-19 Services
Watch Sunday meetings provided by THQ.


 

 


OTHER GREAT SOURCES


Women's Ministries
Womens Ministries Ideas

Resources for Ministry
Ministry Helps Toolkit


CANBDA YOUTH Resources
Remote Kids Ministry Care Package (pre-school to elementary): video lesson, devotional, printable place mats and teaching guideDownload here.

CANBDA Youth Resources





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