(the) Mission Matters

Dignity At Our Core

In the new year, The Salvation Army Canada updated their core values. They scaled down from 10 values, to 4 so that we could better remember and understand what we all strive to work within. Dignity is one of the current 4 core values. This reminds us that at our core as an organization, we …

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Happy Easter!

Easter represents such a clear image of a servant king – Jesus life laid down for the whole world. Today we are thankful for that sacrificial love. Let us live like this is true in our lives, let us be the same example with humility and servanthood in all we do as we strive to …

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Holy Week & Hot Dogs

On the weekends I help with another Salvation Army drop-in space and Church and this Sunday was a big day – it was hot dog day, oh and also Palm Sunday! Palm Sunday is when Christians celebrate Jesus entering Jerusalem, and marks the beginning of Holy Week. It is an iconic time that beautifully shows …

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Not A Joke!

Just as we thought spring was finally here, winter comes back for a visit. Hopefully, it was just an early April Fools joke, and Spring really does come soon! As we focus on humility and servanthood as our Missional Theme for April, we can do no better than to look to Jesus’ example, especially in the …

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Shamrocks & Justice

Nowadays, St Patrick’s Day is green drinks, food, clothes and parties. But did you know St Patrick had a strong connection to many that we work with? When he was 16 years old he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Ireland. He was a victim of labour trafficking, forced to work without pay. When …

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Signs of Stress at Work

March Madness

It’s the first day of accreditation…and many of you have been working non-stop to get ready. How can we survive with the stress of accreditation coming at us from all sides?

Heart made out of fingerprints

The Secret to Love

“Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.” – Brene Brown

Salvation Army Missional Focus for 2019

New Year, New Hope

Happy New Year! As we move past the Christmas and Advent Seasons and into the New Year we celebrated Epiphany on Sunday. This day is so significant to the work we do because it reminds us yet again that Jesus came for the WHOLE world; for ALL people. As we enter a new year and …

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Christmas Scene

An Event for Everyone

There were sheepherders camping in the neighbourhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Saviour has just been …

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