July 1, 2016
This message will be published within the first days of July 2016, so I will take the writer’s privilege of wishing all of my friends a happy and blessed Canada Day. Whether you are spending time at a cottage on a lake or in bustling city streets summer is a beautiful season here in Canada.(read more)
June 25, 2016
I have known Jim in the streets for almost 20 years. Most of that time he was living outside. But the past couple of years I've been able to move him into a place of his own in a new building..(read more)
April 13, 2016
Recent developments demonstrate how advocacy can work!
June 13, 2016
July 1st, 2016 will mark the end of my term as Ontario Regional President. During my term I have been blessed with a wonderful, supportive team on my executive committee as well as many dedicated council and conference presidents, We would not have been able to accomplish what we have without their support and understanding. (read more)
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul has elected a new President General during the General Assembly in Rome, this past Sunday. Renato Lima de Oliveira will be installed on September 9, the feastday of Blessed Frederic Ozanam.more..
May 25, 2016
One of the questions we often receive is: should donations be paid up to SSVP for the Alberta, Saskatchewan forest fire?
The answer is: yes.The money should be passed up as usual: from the Conference to the higher level and cheques should specify it is for the National Emergency Fund.
After, each Region will pass it up to National Council. There are no matching funds from the federal government for the Society. We are trying to see if it could be done.
At the National level we will be able to help out any Conferences that need help because of this disaster. As you know this fire is growing and moving, nobody knows where it could go next.
Conferences should not donate money to the Red Cross because it is against the Rule and the Society will need that money once the Red Cross has completed its work in the area.
Jean Noël Cormier
President National Council