Thoughts from Covid-19 Isolation
April 1 2020
What if you thought of it - as the Jews consider the Sabbath – the most sacred of times? - Cease from travel. - Cease from buying and selling. - Give up, just for now, - on trying to make the world - different than it is. - Sing. Pray. - Touch only those - to whom you commit your life. - Center down. - And when your body has become still, - reach out with your heart. - Know that we are connected - in ways that are terrifying and beautiful. -
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Accessing Income Support in the wake of COVID-19
March 24, 2020
This document lists several income support programs that may be available to Ontario residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. This information is changing rapidly and we recommend that you check with the relevant government’s website for updated information...
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a Climate Change Action Challenge
March 19, 2020
Saint Alphonsus' SSVP Conference in Peterborough is participating in a "Climate Change Action Challenge". Each member was asked to choose one climate change action, to try for the year 2020, from a list provided by the Social Justice Rep. Regular discussions will take place throughout the year to see how everyone is doing. The goal is to have everyone make at least one lifelong lifestyle change to help combat climate change. At the end of the year, we will celebrate our successes...
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Give Prisoners Access to Free Phones Now (update)
March 11, 2020
For many prisoners in Canada, phone calls cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars per month, and collect calls can only be made to people with landlines who have the financial means. Without family and community support, this can result in isolation, disconnection, poverty, mental health challenges, and suicide - and creates barriers for community reintegration upon release....
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ONRC meeting scheduled April 17/18
April 1, 2020
is being postponed until a later date. If you booked your hotel, please call The Inn of Waterloo, Tel: 1-866-875-6410 or 1-519-804-1130 to cancel your room booking...
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Covid-19 (Coronavirus 2019) - Precautionary Measures
April 1, 2020
The question is no longer if; the Covid-19 virus may already be in your community or may arrive in a not-so-distant future. The route of transmission of these viruses is not always certain, but generally they spread from person to person through respiratory droplets when people are in close contact. “Close contact” occurs, for example, by:...
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The World Health Organization (WHO) is tracking the virus
April 1, 2020
The majority of cases have reported mild symptoms. Older adults and people with medical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease are more likely to become seriously ill...
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Dear Brothers and Sisters,
April 1, 2020
Please share this monthly news with all Vincentians.
Topics: Spiritual Matters; Annual Reports; Covid-19; CRA filing; North of 60; Bishop Meeting; Social Justice; Twinning; National Council; International Council;
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North of 60 News
January 22, 2020
We are in the beginning steps for North of 60. Very soon sea containers will be dropped at various sites to be filled with food items, household needs, material and sewing products for our northern sisters and brothers.
Over the winter months, there has been continued communication between our Ontario site leaders and the Inuit site leaders. This is a vital piece to strengthening our bonds – helping to truly create a long distance family
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Seeds of Hope Collaboration Scales up Impact
January 22, 2020
The Seeds of Hope project continues to increase the impact for the families through stronger collaborative efforts...

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Halton Peel Dental Association Donation Update 2019
December 28, 2019
Halton Particular Council encourages Conferences to connect families to dental services. They hope to inspire other councils to start creating solutions for dental suffering witnessed. Halton was successful in accessing a $10,000 donation from Halton Peel Dental Association. Read this report on how this donation has been utilized.

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