The Vincentian Promises
September 1, 2017
Each September, the month of the feast days of Blessed Frederic and Saint Vincent, we Vincentians gather in our conferences or councils and renew the promises that make us members of our beloved Society...
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An Open letter to our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau
September 23, 2017
I have worked in fly-in communities, Webequie, Marten Falls and Attawapiskat and at a local reserve Georgina Island. All have been affected by water issues. I consider the people I have come to know and love, family and my family of First Nations people is suffering. Damaged skin from chemicals in the water, mercury and lead poisoning, constantly having to boil their water or drink very expensive bottled water...
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Proclaiming the Christian Response to Justice
September 18, 2017
This Newsletter serves to keep our Social Justice Reps and interested Vincentians up to date regarding advocacy issues. It suggests specific actions individual Vincentians can take to help our neighbours in need achieve a better life.
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Dear fellow Vincentians;
September 4, 2017
I encourage you to support the Government of Canada rescinding the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the U.S.A. by signing the petition at the attached link to Amnesty International Canada. You can also read about the agreement at this website. While the final decision on the eligibility of an individual entering Canada does not change we can at least make the procedure one that is a much safer and humanitarian route for those crossing our border. As long as this agreement remains in effect, a person must enter illegally, facing challenging physical barriers and then being arrested.
Jim Paddon, Chair, National Social Justice Committee, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Canada.
Amnesty International

Say NO to hate and racism
september 2, 2017
As one of my duties as chair of our national social justice committee, I take part in monthly conference calls with social justice reps from various branches of the Vincentian family. There are likely about 15 or so who may attend these calls, with most being located in the U.S.A. and a couple of Sisters of Charity from Canada. There is such a general feeling of disgust and disappointment amongst this group with their president and the very dangerous level of racism and hatred being faced today in the U.S.A.
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New Church Pews for Rankin Inlet
September 25, 2017
There is so many people to be thankful to. Thanks to their efforts and dedication the dream came true and we can have nice pews at our church.
Everything started when Peggy Leroux from SSVP came to Rankin..
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Feast of Blessed Frederic Ozanam
September 9
In observance of the Feast Day of Blessed Frederic Ozanam on September 9, let us remember one of his writings which remains a model for Vincentians.
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We request your prayers
August 14, 2017
Please pray for our deceased members memorialized on our "Notice of Passing" webpage, and especially for Nick Volk of Toronto. Nick was a Past President of the Ontario Regional Council and was instrumental in the establishment of Gower Park Place in Toronto. He was very passionate and worked tirelessly to ensure people had access to affordable housing. Catholic Register

We request your prayers
August 7, 2017
Please pray for our deceased members memorialized on our "Notice of Passing" webpage, and especially for Father Edward Hughes of Waterloo, Hamilton diocese who died this past weekend. Father Ted worked in the prison chaplaincy in Kingston for many years and was a great supporter and friend of our Society. Notice of Passing