The Salvation Army is one of the world’s largest social services agencies, outside of government and those sponsored by the United Nations. It has grown to be so large because of its commitment to work with disadvantaged people and those discarded by society to improve their lives and to offer them hope of a better future.

The Salvation Army is a church, but wherever it is found it is also active as a social services and relief agency. It has accepted this role not only because of the social conscience the Army inherited from its origins in Victorian England, but also in obedience to Christ’s injunction to love one’s neighbour.

At Community Services (Calgary), we are dedicated to helping families and individuals who are victims of circumstance and, perhaps, their own actions. By being supportive and non-judgmental, we can be effective in providing not only for a person’s immediate needs, but in helping them find their way to a more secure and fulfilling life.

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Why Support The Salvation Army?

  • The Salvation Arm has a proven track record that goes back more than 135 years in Canada, and more than 150 years internationally. It is now one of the world’s largest providers of social services
  • The Salvation Army helps one person at a time, believing that each person is infinitely valuable and equally worthy
  • As an international Christian church that welcomes everyone, The Salvation Army’s faith motivates its social programs. Donations from the public at large, which includes money from individuals, foundations, corporations and all levels of government, are used for community and social service programs.
  • The Salvation Army has been recognized with the highest level of excellence in ethical fundraising and financial accountability that Canadians can trust. The Salvation Army is now one of just over 300 charities in Canada that has earned Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program accreditation. Imagine Canada believes that charities and non-profits have a responsibility to be innovative, transparent, accountable, ethical and well-governed.
  • he Salvation Army is managing its administrative and fundraising costs in a reasonable manner given the size and scope of the organization, in order to provide the best programs and services that deliver transformative outcomes for the people we serve. 
  • All funds donated in Calgary, stay in Calgary.
  • Social and community service programs focus on nurturing the capacities, skills and strengths of individuals rather than just giving them a hand out.
  • All social and community services are equally available without discrimination.