About Us

The Ontario Youth Department exists to support the Ministry Units of the Ontario Division in the development and discipleship of children, youth, and young adults. We do this through divisional events, and by offering Ministry Units programming support, resources and more. Leadership development and support for our youth workers is also important to us and we strive to continually provide events, resources and supports for this. Ontario Youth is also proud to run The Salvation Army Ontario Camping Ministries, running camping programs, and providing youth and young adults with both employment but also discipleship and leadership development. The Ontario Youth Department also supports candidates for officer training.

Meet the Ontario Youth Team!

Hover over each image below to learn more about our team members!

Captain Mark Dunstan

Captain Mark Dunstan

Divsional Youth Secretary & OCM Director

Before becoming an officer Mark studied at Tyndale for his BRE & was a youth pastor for 5 years. He and Jodi feel it is a deep privilege to work in the ministry of leading the Ontario Divisional Youth Department.

Captain Jodi Dunstan

Captain Jodi Dunstan

Divisional Youth Secretary & Divisional Candidates Secretary

Jodi studied at UofT for her BSc in Psych & Religious Studies, as well as her nursing diploma & had 11 years of varied nursing opportunities. She & Mark have a deep love for God, seeing youth grow in their awareness of God & His deep love for them.

Becca Allen

Becca Allen

Divisional Children and Youth Program Coordinator

Becca spent 13 summers with OCM, 4 of them as full time. In 2019 she joined the Youth Dept. & is excited to focus on children & youth in ON. Lastly, she loves any project involving glitter.

Sarah Ball

Sarah Ball

Divisional Youth and Young Adult Program Coordinator

Sarah Ball grew up going to the Salvation Army Oshawa Temple. Over the years, she has been involved in various forms of ministry including music ministries as well as youth ministries. Sarah has spent the last few summers working with Salvation Army Camping,.

Katie Fuentes

Katie Fuentes

OCM Registrar, Youth Creative Coordinator

Katie grew up going to JPC, as well as participating in the DYC, and recently graduated Hillsong College in Aus. She is excited to see youth & worship ministry come together in this role!

Claire Stannard

Claire Stannard

Administrative Coordinator

Claire has been with The Salvation Army for 4 years in the role of administrative assistant supporting the Area Commanders and Divisional Youth Secretaries. Claire always enjoys helping others so please be in touch if there is something she can help you with!

Jillian Rideout-Noel

Jillian Rideout-Noel

Divisional Youth and Young Adult Program Coordinator

Jillian is currently on maternity leave. We look forward to her return in early 2022! Sarah Ball is currently covering all Jillian's responsibilities.

The OCM Team

The OCM Team

The Full Time Ontario Camping Ministries Team

Head over to the OCM Website to meet our OCM Team members: Fred Brake, Blair Campbell, Christine Bone, Philly Rose, and Carm Sheppard.

A Note from the Team!