Rethinking the Shelter

How The Salvation Army Gateway navigated the pandemic—and what we learned along the way.


Emergency shelters are an important part of responding to homelessness, but as the housing crisis in Canada has continued to worsen, they’ve become less effective at solving the problem.

A Pandemic of Loneliness

Feeling isolated? Chances are, you’re not alone.

Opinion & Critical ThoughtCOVID-19

In Genesis 2, God says: “It is not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18). Humans are inherently social, but the past two years have perhaps been the most isolating in a century. What role can the church play in building authentic community?

Compassionate Care

For Salvationist Suja Chandrasekaran, nursing during the pandemic means putting faith in action.


As the world has grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses such as Suja Chandrasekaran, a Salvationist from Bermuda, have been on the front lines.

The Next Chapter

Adapting to a changing landscape.

Opinion & Critical ThoughtCOVID-19

In these days, we cannot deny the grief and loss that so many are experiencing. As we approach Easter, we are reminded that grief and loss go together with vision and hope because they are the story of the cross and Christ’s Resurrection.

Love in a Time of COVID

A windy wedding day reminded my new husband and me how our lives were shaped by God and the Army.


Marcus and Alexandria Venables didn't have the wedding day they expected, due to the pandemic. But it gave Alexandria an opportunity to reflect on how God has shaped their love story.

Thanks for Nothing

An honest look at gratitude during trying times.

Opinion & Critical ThoughtCOVID-19Web Exclusive

Gratitude is best cultivated when we take whatever time necessary to sit with our grief, embrace suffering and resist numbing out in the face of hardship. It’s these very things that become the means to cultivating an intimate and more honest connection with God.

Valley of Life

The Salvation Army’s Alberni Valley Ministries addresses physical and spiritual hunger.


Since the pandemic began, The Salvation Army has fed and cared for people more than 155,000 times.

Beyond Essential

In meeting COVID-19's challenge, Judy Peifer leaned on faith to impact the people of Swift Current.

Faith & FriendsCOVID-19

As the administrative assistant at The Salvation Army’s church in Swift Current, Sask., July Peifer's personal mission to make everyone’s day better and to express the love of God to every person she interacts with.

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