message from our National Council

(posted: April 7, 2020)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We would like to pass along the following message from our National Council.

The Annual National Formation scheduled for June 24-28, 2020 in Calgary has been cancelled this year due to Covid-19.

The pencil case project this year has also been cancelled due to Covid-19.

National Council prepared an excellent summary to understand the government assistance that is available which helps to answer questions that Councils have as it relates to stores and staff. Please share this with your Treasurers and anyone who would benefits from receiving this information.

With the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) portal now open, I was able to complete a summary for us to better understand the different federal government COVID-19 emergency assistance programs available for SSVP as an employer, and some decision factors to take into consideration around decisions to temporary layoff an employee or retain on the payroll.

Richard Pommainville
Executive Director
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - National Council of Canada
Office : 2463 chemin Innes Road , Ottawa, ON, K1B 3K3
Tel : 613-837-4363, Toll-free : 1-866-997-7787 (1-866-997-SSVP),
Cell : 613-218-4377

Covid-19 Communication