Salvation Army Lawson Ministries COVID-19 Update

ALL non essential programs and services are on hold until further notice.  These include the following

  • STRIVE – 533 Main St E is also closed
  • PIAC 333 King St E
  • All ODSP employment support services
  • Community Access to Transportation – 333 King St staff office to remain open
  • ALL Passport services

Our essential residential services will remain operational with strict precautionary measures taken to ensure the safety of our clients and our staff.  This will continue to be a top priority at all essential sites.

The Caledonia Thrift store has re opened and is accepting donations!  We continue to take precautions to keep our staff and customers safe.  A mask is mandatory for store entry.

We continue to work with our trainers to develop methods of continuing training in a safe manner.  Information regarding upcoming NVCI and First Aid classes will be available soon.  

All team meetings, committee meetings, Christian Education  are available via ZOOM.  Strive is also offering online programs.  Contact or for more information.  

Employees who have traveled internationally will not be permitted to return to work until they have been symptom-free for 14 days following their return to the country. Please contact Maria Cipolla-Virly directly if you have been out of the country to make arrangements. 

The social media accounts for Lawson Ministries will remain active with updates.  Links can be found at the top of this page.

Essential visits are taking place safely in our outdoor visiting center.  Individuals receiving support from Lawson are able to complete activity requests to make sure any outing is in a safe environment.    

We are continuing to monitor this situation with extreme caution.  We are pleased to report that to date, we have had no positive cases.  We will continue to provide a clean and safe environment.  Our goal remains to keep everyone safe and healthy as possible.

Lawson Videos!

At Lawson we are making a series of videos to show everyone how our essential service programs are doing during this difficult time!  Have a look, Enjoy!  For more videos, head over to our YouTube Channel!!

STRIVE At Home Care Package Videos!

Our resident baker, Shannon, shares her secrets to making mason jar cookies!  These are easy to follow, step by step recipes!  Enjoy!!!!

Our very talented baker, Shannon, shares her secrets to making mason jar brownies!  This is recipe #2 of her easy to follow, step by step recipe series!  Enjoy!!!!

Meditation Series!  The first video is sound meditation!  Go to our YouTube channel to see the rest of this incredible series!!

STRIVE At Home Weekly Fitness!!

Our Lawson fitness team has prepared a workout video for people to participate in at home! This is part 9 of a new weekly series!! Thanks Mark and Emily!!!

A message from STRIVE!

Our STRIVE team has prepared a video message for all our participants staying at home.  We miss you and hope to see you soon!

 Can’t Touch This!

Our SIL, Limeridge and Farm team have out together our own video featuring our staff and our participants!

Say A Little Prayer For Lawson!

Please enjoy a video from our 1590 team!!!

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