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Why Work at Summer Camp?

Chris Noel, spent eight summers working at a Salvation Army camp. “I went to a Salvation Army music camp near Belleville, Ont., from ages 10-14,” says Chris. “I would always watch the maintenance crew on the ATV. My dream wasn’t to work as maintenance, but to drive the ATV because it looked so cool.” At

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What’s growing on?

I love corn on the cob! With summer just around the corner I can’t wait for my first taste of this sweet treat. As I attempt to eat healthier I want to be more aware of the benefits certain foods can provide. So I started surfing the web for information on sweet corn. While I

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Commemorative Salvation Army Coin Produced by the Royal Mint

The Royal Mint in the United Kingdom has issued a . A Royal Mint representative says that this is the first coin created by an official mint. The reverse design for this special coin was created by Laura Clancy, one of The Royal Mint’s talented designers. Laura’s design includes the familiar Salvation Army shield and

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Empress Sailing

Sunk in 14 minutes!

On the morning of May 29, 1914, the nation was shocked to learn that the Empress of Ireland had been rammed and, just 14 minutes later, sank into the St. Lawrence River. Of the 1,477 people on board, 1,012 died. Although the tragedy impacted the whole country, The Salvation Army bore the brunt of its blow,

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is September 30th


The Salvation Army Oshawa acknowledges the many Indigenous nations with longstanding relationships with the territories upon which our Church and our Community & Family Services are located. We acknowledge the land is covered under the Williams Treaties, and is part of the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

These ancestral and treaty lands; the present-day home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people is where we meet, share hope, and build community.

We reflect on knowing the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home. We are treaty people, it is our privilege to build relationships through reconciliation.

While we cannot undo the past, we are committed to a different future and doing our part to contribute to an equitable, just, and grace-filled society.