The Salvation Army is a Bible-believing Christian church in Oshawa. We seek to be inclusive, loving, and compassionate, giving hope  to hurting and needy people struggling in a world that is sometimes unloving, apathetic, and unjust. We exist to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs, and be a transforming influence in our neighbourhoods. The Salvation Army Oshawa Community Church & Family Services began in 1884 and since then, we’ve witnessed a lot of change!

Your life has meaning and purpose, and there’s a place for you here. Connect with us anytime, whether online or in person.

There's a place for you here!

The Salvation Army is a Bible believing Christian church in Oshawa. We seek to be inclusive, loving, and compassionate, “Giving Hope Today” to hurting and needy people who are struggling in a world that is sometimes unloving, apathetic, and unjust. We exist to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs, and be a transforming influence in our neighbourhoods. Our history in Oshawa began in 1884 and, since then, we’ve witnessed a lot of change!

Your life has meaning and purpose and there’s a place for you here. Connect with us anytime, whether online or in person.

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Life Groups

Small groups can help people cope with the stresses of life, providing a safe, caring environment to explore and discuss life’s many questions.

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Volunteer

People volunteer for a variety of reasons. Give hope back to the community in Oshawa and make a difference in the life of others.

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Donate

As the largest non-governmental provider of social services in Canada, The Salvation Army supports society’s most vulnerable people. You can help!

Body Mind & Soul

The Thrift Store in Oshawa provides low cost goods to those with limited resources. There are free options to help fire victims, single moms moving to avoid abuse, and others, as needs arise.

Profits from our The Thrift Store stay in Oshawa to subsidize our counselling & other services

Counselling for depression, anger, grief, abuse, marital, budgeting, taxes & other services are available to help those in need.

Ask about our voucher program to help with household items at critial times.

Life is hard, so let us help you in your journey.

Looking for purpose? Connect with us anytime, online or in person. Your life has meaning and purpose and there’s a place for you here.

Explore the questions of life: how can I lessen my worries, how can I know I’ll spend eternity in heaven… and more.

Church in Oshawa

Who We Are

The Salvation Army Oshawa has shared the good news of the gospel and have made a social impact for over 135 years. We exist to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs, and be a transforming influence in Oshawa. The Salvation Army is a Christian organization that gives hope and support to vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada and in 132 countries. 

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COVID 19 Update

The members of The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple want to protect you from any Covid-19 spread yet, at the same time, wish to journey life with you. 

At present, there are still reports of new strains of Covid-19 spread and, unfortunately, we are not at a level of vaccination that safely allows us to congregate. Therefore, we have initiated the following:

 In-Person Church Services are postponed until further notice, but our ONLINE SERVICES, complete with music, songs, prayer, and Biblically focused sermons can be found here. [Click to follow]

 Our CHURCH OFFICE is closed, but we are still available Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 3:00 pm).  If you have enquiries, needs, prayer requests, or simply want to discuss life, please connect with us by phone at 905-436-0011, text us at 289-768-5959, or email the office. Email address is  office@saoshawa.ca 

 Our FOOD BANK and THRIFT STORE in downtown Oshawa are operating under COVID restrictions. If you are solely in need of food, please make an appointment at 905-723-7422 ext 221. 

 The Thrift Store is operating under COVID Restrictions. Store is closed April 12th -14th. Planned reopening Thursday April 15th. Accepting donations resumes Thursday April, 15th Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm at the back loading dock door.  Please access the Albert Street side of the building in downtown Oshawa from Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm) and Saturday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).  The Thrift Store is closed on Sunday. More Thrift Store Details… [Click to follow]

 COUNSELLING SERVICES, including aid with annual TAX RETURNS, continue Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm),  but please call for an appointment at 905-723-7422. Registration for The Low Income Tax Clinic is online. [Click to follow]