A few months ago, we introduced you to Kristi Blakeway, a Maple Ridge resident and teacher who has a heart social justice.  Ms. Blakeway works with high school students and residents of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to go beyond a simple hello, and to really get...

It's fairly common for those who don't "know" The Salvation Army, to just assume that it is, simply, a Thrift Store. Once you dive a little deeper, you'll discover that The Salvation Army operates in over 135 countries across the globe. They operate homeless shelters, youth hostels,...

"Donna struggled with substance addiction from the beginning. Family hurt and an abusive relationship followed. Her high-school-aged daughter was diagnosed with a rare disease and passed away. Watch Donna's story as she shares how she made it through and kept up hope despite it all." *Warning: ...

Each year, The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows sends hundreds of local kids to camp on the Sunshine Coast for a week. A week at camp is a chance for many vulnerable children in our community to just be kids. Sadly, we are unable to operate our...

"Homelessness amongst Indigenous Peoples can be traced back to historical trauma, oppression, racism and discrimination. Homelessness amongst Indigenous Peoples should be considered as a consequence resulting from Canada’s history of colonization and exploitation of Indigenous land and populations. Significant abuse and cultural trauma occurred through...

This week, our Executive Director had the pleasure of meeting Kristi Blakeway, founder of Beyond Hello, an organization that encourages youth to connect with the homeless population on the Downtown Eastside. "Beyond HELLO began in Vancouver in July 2013.  It evolved from the simple recognition that...

This week has been a tough one. Not only are we in the midst of one of the largest global pandemics the world has seen, but we also continue to bear witness to senseless acts of hatred - one human being against another. We HAVE to do...

The Salvation Army International Headquarters have just released a new, collaborative video this week, documenting the life of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants in Brazil.  The film, co-produced by  The Salvation Army's Brazil Territory, International Emergency Services and the International Headquarters Communications, features an insiders look...