What Is The Salvation Army?


The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.

Its message is based on the Bible.

Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.

Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

The Salvation Army has been called the church with a social conscience. In many parts of the world, we are known more as a social agency than a church. But in actual fact, we are a church first. We do what we do in the social realm because of our faith in God and our belief that He loves everyone and that we have an obligation to care for those less fortunate.

William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, had a motto of “Soup, Soap and Salvation”. We offer a hand up – not a hand out.

This year, the Army’s emphasis is on Dignity for All. We believe that every person should be given an opportunity to live with dignity and to be treated with dignity.

For more information about The Salvation Army in Canada, click here.

For more information about The Salvation Army worldwide, click here.