December 1 2021
The new Church year has arrived and with it also the season of Advent. Advent is the season of hope. It offers us hope in the middle of the turmoil and problems of life that we experience each day. Even with the problems of the pandemic still a large part of our lives, we can look with hope for a better future. This hope comes from Christ. In this season he comes to be born in our hearts. We also focus on hope, renewal, preparation. We look with anticipation and joy at the arrival of Christ at Christmas.
August 23, 2021
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 (read more)
April 15, 2021
In concert with the launch of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul’s Canada-wide, multiyear National Action Plan on housing, this is the second in a series of newsletters to help you and your Conference address the housing needs in your community. (read more)
January 16, 2021
In response to the current discussions at our National Council level regarding systemic racism in Canada, the ONRC formed a Systemic Racism Working Group (SRWG) to discuss this issue and how it affects racialized persons, especially those living in poverty.(read more)
4 December, 2021
The National Finance Committee will be holding a webinar for treasurers and/or those involved in completing financial reports, at conference and/or council level
Topics to be covered:
1. Review of Rule 22.214.171.124 Duties of Treasurer
2. Planning how to keep your records to simplify annual reporting
3. Examples of how to record various revenues and expenses
4. Completing the SSVP Annual Financial Report (9.3 Section E1)
5. Completing the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) T3010
Reflections of Remembrance Day from when I was a child is so different from now as an adult.
When I was little, I thought it was a day where we think about those who lost their lives due to war but not much more was absorbed by my juvenile brain.
The understanding of what this important day represents now, is of humble, respectfulness, and honourable emotions. What our fellow men and women went through to keep our country safe so that our lives can be free to live in without control; is a gift. A gift that shouldnâ€™t be taken for granted or forgotten...
We searched for you
You supposed to come home.
Instead, the robes came.
They told us that you ran away.
We told them that you would never run away.
We told them that you were too young to run away.
We told them that you were afraid of the dark. ...
After a successful growing season in the spring and summer of 2019 members from the Saint George conference in London have started two new garden projects in Byron. The fresh vegitables were really appreciated by our neighbours in need...