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Be Ready for Anything

Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week)

Emergency Disaster Services
Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories and other partners, including The Salvation Army. This emergency preparedness week The Salvation Army wants to encourage all Canadians to be ready for anything. In addition to the current

Up in Smoke

How to prevent burnout while serving others in crisis.

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Remembering to care for ourselves has become increasingly important just as it is becoming more challenging. But there’s reason to have hope. Implementing some changes to our routines can make a big difference in mitigating fatigue, and potentially in preventing burnout altogether.

A Week With Major Ann

My seven days assisting in a Salvation Army long-term care facility during COVID-19 changed my life.

Faith & Friends
Salvation Army Major Jim Mercer spent a week at a Salvation Army long-term care facility, and the experience changed his life and deepened his faith.

Government of Canada Donates $11.25 Million to The Salvation Army

More Canadians to receive safe, nutritious and culturally diverse food.

Territorial News
The Salvation Army is grateful to the Government of Canada for the $11.25 million it provided to The Salvation Army for food security during the COVID-19 pandemic. The graphic above illustrates how it has been distributed to date. We also acknowledge and appreciate our many Salvation Army staff and volunteers who have worked hard to ensure

Called to Serve

International Emergency Services provides a unique opportunity for ministry.

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From Mali to the Bahamas, each International Emergency Services deployment has been unique for Carolynn Barkhouse, the divisional director of emergency disaster services, Alberta and Northern Territories Division. 

"I am called by God to do IES. And I wouldn’t change it for the world."

The First Emergency Manager

Lessons from the story of Noah.

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This year, Canada’s Emergency Preparedness Week comes in the middle of a crisis unlike anything the world has seen in decades. The outbreak of COVID-19 reminds us that we never know when an emergency is going to happen—and it demonstrates how important it is for us to be ready. As Christians and The Salvation Army, we can take lessons in emergency management from Noah, arguably the first emergency manager.

Are You Ready?

How The Salvation Army gives hope through emergency disaster services.

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From May 3-9, Canada will observe its annual Emergency Preparedness Week with the theme “Are You Ready?”. As one of Canada’s major emergency relief organizations, The Salvation Army is ready to respond when disaster strikes. Here are some of the ways the Army is making an impact in our territory and beyond.

Salvation Army Feeds Truckers Who Keep Supplies Flowing

Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador thanks The Salvation Army for their efforts.

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The Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador is thanking The Salvation Army for "the outpouring of support" to the province during the coronavirus pandemic. This includes an operation serving hot meals to truckers in Port aux Basques, Newfoundland.