Stories - Salvation Army Canada
  • Sunrise Transformation

    Sunrise Transformation!

    Commissioner Rosalie Peddle offers Easter greetings March 25, 2020 Commissioner Rosalie Peddle

    Dear Women of Faith ,

    It is a joy for me to greet you all during this most passionate and holy season of the year. I appreciate so much the reverence and reflective days of Lent that lead us through the final weeks of Jesus life on earth before his sacrificial death by way of crucifixion. Because I live on the other side of Calvary, I confess I...

  • Holiness Journeys: Holy Living in Uncertain Times

    What Andrea Petkau’s kidney transplant taught her about holiness March 18, 2020 Andrea Petkau

    At 12 years old I was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. A genetic disease that involved the slow formation of cysts on the inside and outside of the kidney – eventually (not always) leading to chronic kidney failure. My dad has the disease – and he had his first transplant in 1990. I was seven. I don’t remember much of...

  • Creating Community & Connections in a COVID-19 World

    Social distancing does not mean that we must live in isolation. March 17, 2020 Captain Laura Van Schaick
    Filed Under:
    Women's Ministries

    As more and more people are isolating themselves at home and have stopped going out in public places, we can still encourage one another as we take care of ourselves and look out for our neighbours.

  • #EachForEqual

    Forging a Gender Equal World

    March 10, 2020 Captain Laura Van Schaick
    In honour of International Women's Day, we asked Salvationists how they could forge a more gender equal world.  These are their answers.
  • 6 Questions for the New Year

    6 Questions for the New Year

    Personal reflection questions for 2020 January 1, 2020 Captain Laura Van Schaick

    The New Year can be a wonderful time to reflect on the goodness of God, and to consider the direction of our lives. 

    God wants us to be intentional about how we live.

    The theme for Women’s Ministries in 2020 internationally is “Take Time to be Holy.”  In the Canada and Bermuda Territory, we are encouraging women to...

  • Think Outside The Box

    Think Outside The Box

    Stepping away from the consumerism of Christmas December 11, 2019 Captain Laura Van Schaick

    Check out this list of non-monetary gifts – perfect for everyone (whether they’re on your list or not.)

  • Joy Ball holds purses ready to be given to victims of human trafficking

    Purses For Police

    Women at Oshawa Temple respond to human trafficking November 14, 2019 Captain Laura Van Schaick
    Women in Oshawa are sending messages of love that promote dignity to victims of human trafficking, one purse at a time.
  • IHQ Christmas Letter

    Christmas Greetings from International Headquarters

    Commissioner Bronwyn Buckingham wishes all a blessed, extra-ordinary Christmas October 31, 2019 Commissioner Bronwyn Buckingham

    CHRISTMAS 2019

    Dear Friends

    ‘That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I...

  • Catherine Booth Preaching

    Celebrating Women's Right To Preach

    Catherine Booth defended our right to preach over 150 years ago October 25, 2019 Captain Laura Van Schaick
    Filed Under:
    Women's Ministries
    Preach, sisters.  It's your God-given right.
  • Day Of The Girl


    Celebrating Day Of The Girl October 15, 2019 Captain Laura Van Schaick
    Filed Under:
    Women's Ministries
    In honour of International Day of the Girl, we asked girls from across the Canada and Bermuda Territory, “what does it mean to be a girl where you live?”