Dear fellow Vincentians:
Please read the notice on our national council website regarding assistance for Fort MacMurray. (www.ssvp.ca) I would request you direct any funds to our Ontario Regional Council, so that we track the amounts properly. Please make cheques payable to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul with a note they are for Fort MacMurray. We can then send one cheque to national on behalf of our members. Please keep the residents of Fort MacMurray in your prayers.
Sincerely
Jim Paddon

Do You Really Love Me?
May 1, 2016
When they had eaten their meal, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?"

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ADVOCACY
- Moving in the right direction!
April 13, 2016
Recent developments demonstrate how advocacy can work!

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SSVP pre-budget submissions
January 28, 2016
Submission
to Hon. William Morneau, (Federal) Minister of Finance,
and
Submission
to Hon. Charles Sousa, (Ontario) Minister of Finance

Fire
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
President Second Quarter Report
May 10, 2016
This will be my final quarterly report as my term as Ontario Regional president ends on July 1st, 2016. I have issued these quarterly reports as a means to highlight specific issues and to notify our members of what we are doing at the regional level in various areas.
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The Saint Vincent de Paul's "Pencil Case Project"
May 4, 2016
is an annual venture. 2015 was the project's sixth year, and the Philipines their beneficiary. Vincentian youth along with their family and friends packaged over 70 boxes full of used school supplies..
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