Salvation Army

Eight Dos and Don'ts of Timely Social Media Campaigns

Jennifer Osborne | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Business
Jennifer Osborne

Social media campaigns aim to enhance a company's marketing efforts, but sometimes, they don't always go as planned. Effective social media campaigns include posting original content that is timely, relevant and appeals to a target audience. However, what some businesses define as timely and relevant may not be the same as how the target audience identifies with it.

Salvation Army Uses 'The Dress' For A Powerful Message

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Style

While many people have been poking fun at "The Dress," the Salvation Army is using the viral phenomenon for good. This week, the organization relea...

Salvation Army Band Booted From Union Station

CBC | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada

The Salvation Army's brass band has been shut out of Toronto's Union Station, ending a longstanding and lucrative source of funds.  The c...

LOOK: Where To Give This Christmas

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Christmas is a time for giving, but with so many places to choose from, where do you direct your generosity? Here's a guide to some campaigns and o...

SavvyMom Roundup: Train Wreck Edition

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It was another busy week. The local news captivated me with football, mayorality disgrace, stolen toys and Justin Bieber's wardrobe malfunctions. All train wrecks.

2nd Grinch Accused In Toy Theft

CBC | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Impact

A second man has been charged in connection with the theft of more than $2 million worth of donated toys from a Salvation Army warehouse in Toronto. ...

David Rennie, Former Executive Director At Salvation Army Facility, Charged In Theft Of Toys

CP | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Impact

TORONTO -- The former executive director of a Salvation Army facility was charged Monday, following the discovery of a massive cache of toys police sa...

Toronto Man Charged In Salvation Army Theft Of Toys, Donations

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Impact

TORONTO - The former executive director of a Salvation Army facility was charged Monday, following the discovery of a massive cache of toys police sai...

How the Salvation Army Scandal Could Have Been Prevented

Deborah Nixon | Posted 01.24.2013 | Canada Business
Deborah Nixon

The Salvation Army has been in the news due to a massive theft of children's toys from its warehouse. It fired its executive director in response and is investigating the circumstances surrounding this crime. While the scale is large, it is not unusual to encounter examples of theft and embezzlement in organizations. Most large ones have loss prevention officers whose role is to protect assets through implementing security and safety programs for employees and customers. They also have internal audit functions and controls to test, monitor and prevent these types of crimes. What happens when these systems break down and crime occurs?

Massive Cache Of Reportedly Stolen Toys, Goods Found

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2013 | Canada Impact

BRAMPTON, Ont. - Toronto police have recovered a massive cache of toys and donated goods they say were stolen from a Salvation Army warehouse.Police s...

'Overwhelmed' By Public Response To Massive Toy Theft

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Impact

TORONTO - The Salvation Army says it has been overwhelmed by people offering to help out since news spread of the theft of some $2 million worth of to...

$2 Million In Toys Stolen From Salvation Army

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Impact

TORONTO - The Salvation Army believes 100,000 toys were stolen from its Toronto warehouse over the past two years in a "targeted," strategic plot to d...

Why is the Sally Ann Paying its Own Employees Poverty Wages?

Larry Rousseau | Posted 04.15.2012 | Canada
Larry Rousseau

The Salvation Army of Canada claims to be "the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services" in the country. Given this, the thousands upon thousands of Canadians who make donations every year to the Salvation Army would likely be surprised to learn that many employees at Ottawa's Booth Centre earn a poverty wage.

Ontario's Clothing Bin War

CBC | Posted 03.31.2012 | Canada

The business of collecting donated clothes, selling them in local thrift stores and shipping them overseas has become so lucrative it has...