February 1, 2016
Vincentians pledge to "Come together as family". We say it every time we recite our mission and values statement. What does it mean, though, to come together as family?
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Pre-budget communication with provincial government re homelessness/affordable housing
February 9, 2016
I invite our members to read the recent letter from Cardinal Collins in regards to the upcoming Ontario government budget. This letter clearly establishes the need for our government to address the issues of homelessness and poverty here in Ontario. It also demonstrates a need for more collaboration between Catholic organizations and the Catholic church on such issues.
Jim Paddon, President
Ontario Regional Council
Cardinal Collins to Catholic Charities
Cardinal Collins to Finance Minister
SSVP pre-budget submissions
January 28, 2016
to Hon. William Morneau, (Federal) Minister of Finance,
to Hon. Charles Sousa, (Ontario) Minister of Finance

an Invitation from Pope Francis
February 10, 2016
In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has made a request that all those who work in charitable service within the Church - both professionals and volunteers - will gather within their local communities and areas, in a Day of Spiritual Retreat during Lent 2016. It is Pope Francis' intention that the celebration should provide Catholics who serve with an opportunity to re-discover our roots.
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Seeds of Hope makes education savings a reality
January 22, 2016
The Seeds of Hope toolkit makes it easy for volunteers to assist parents in accessing educational funds for their children.
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President First Quarter Report
January 22, 2016
Dear fellow Vincentians;
As we begin another new year, we have many hopes as well as concerns about the plight of those we serve. Poverty, hunger, homelessness, loneliness and despair remain as a way of daily life for many.
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