COMMUNITY SERVICESHow We Help Our Community
Main Services in the Community
Year-Round Community Services
The Salvation Army is a Christian organization that gives hope and support to vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada and in 132 countries. The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.
Pathway of Hope (POH)
Are you overwhelmed with life, feeling like you move from crisis to crisis? Or have you tried everything and feel like you’re getting nowhere? Have you lost hope?
You’re not alone! We are here to help!
Our Pathway of Hope Program is a one to one, step by step, goal setting and achieving program. Our caseworker will journey with you, creating a support system and helping you find the tools you need to thrive in your unique circumstances. Spiritual care and support is also available.
Contact: Mia at 250-564-4000, ext 203 or email Mia.Cartwright@salvationarmy.ca.
Spiritual and Emotional Care, Emergency Services, Advocacy & Referrals
Are you in crisis? You don’t have to do it alone! Call or come in and we will journey with you. We provide support, prayer, advocacy and referrals to other agencies when needed.
Contact: Kathleen at 250-564-4000, ext 225 or email email@example.com.
Emotional and spiritual care reconnects mind, body, and spirit during difficult times in life. This is achieved through compassionate, relational conversation(s) with an emotional and spiritual care provider.
Common trigger events that prompt the need for emotional and spiritual care are:
- Death of a loved one
- Trauma caused by environmental issues (flood, fire, earthquake, etc)
- Trauma caused by violence
- Broken relationships
- Illness (either experienced or witnessed)
- Family crises
Thrift Store Vouchers
Clothing & Household Goods
Drop in on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays
9:30am to 11am
Furniture– call for an appointment
250-564-4000, ext 1
Low-income individuals are welcome to drop off their taxes and a qualified CRA volunteer will complete and file your taxes for you. This is a year round service.
Drop off times are Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri between 9am and 11:30am.
Contact: 250-564-4000, ext 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Grief Support / Griefwalk
Have you lost someone you love and not sure if what you’re feeling is normal? Let us assure you that your feelings are real and okay! We have a Memorial Tree in our Food Bank and we can support you in remembering your loved one. We also have bereavement support groups that run during the year.
Contact: Terra at 250-564-4000, ext 224 or email email@example.com for more info or to be a part of a group.
Emergency Disaster Services
When a crisis hits the community, The Salvation Army responds quickly with our Community Response Vehicles. These kitchen-on-wheels are dispatched to the designated locations or reception centres with teams of trained EDS volunteers. They immediately set up food and support service alongside other agencies. We feed the emergency responders and evacuees, making sure they have drinks, snacks and meals, when needed. Spiritual and emotional care, including prayer, is also available.
Contact: Roy at 250-564-4000, ext 223 or email Roy.Law@salvationarmy.ca for more info.
As much as we support people, we also need support!! If you are able to give of your time. The Salvation Army has many volunteer opportunities.
Contact: Roberta 250-564-4000, ext 230 or email Roberta.Chartrand@salvationarmy.ca.
Seasonal Community Services
Christmas Hampers & Adopt a Family
Each Christmas Season, The Salvation Army supports eligible families and individuals with food and gifts to help make Christmas a little more festive and a lot less stressful! Each November, we begin taking online applications…. Link to Christmas Hampers here.
We also partner with sponsors, generous companies and people who provide families with Christmas meals and gifts for their children. If you’d like to become a sponsor check out…. Link to AAF here.
Contact: Terra at 250-564-4000, ext 224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year, The Salvation Army partners with Telus and School District 57 Indigenous Education Dept to provide grade specific filled backpacks for kids who don’t have school supplies.
Contact: the Indigenous Education (In Ed) worker or Youth Care worker at your child’s school to get a backpack.
Brave is a catalytic movement whose focus is to empower girls that come from vulnerable situations, with hopes to engage them before they potentially become victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking. The summertime event is set up to provide hundreds of vulnerable girls with positive and uplifting messages of hope, love, value and purpose from speakers, artists, dancers and community leaders.
Contact: Crystal at Crystal.Wilkinson@salvationarmy.ca for more info.
Camp Mountainview is a place of refuge, fun and growth for campers of all ages. Whether you are a camper, staff member or possible sponsor, we’re sure our northern cultural experience will excite and inspire you!