The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has since grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives.
Since its inception in 1974 Mississauga Community and Family services has been a source of help and support for the community. In 1974 over 200 families made requests at the Temple office, that year Community and Family Services gave furniture to 141 families, food vouchers and parcels to 129 families, counselling of various types to 65 families or individuals. The strength of Mississauga Temple’s Family Services department was already well established. Forty years on, that strength and desire to assist the local community remains strong. Currently we offer these programs.