Deborah Gyapong of Canadian Catholic News writes… Jean-Noel Cormier got his first glimpse of poverty—and a desire to help—in his childhood in Bouctouche, New Brunswick. “It was a small village,” he said. “We were not that rich. But we had kids poorer than us,” said the national president-elect of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul [...]
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Penny Craig will receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal on February 23. Mr. Jacques Lane received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal on January 25. See press releases below… Dear Vincentian Brothers and Sisters, I am most happy to inform you that our dear sister, National President has been recognized as a worthy recipient of the [...]
Ozanam fund hoping that school will help raise people out of povertyOntario’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul has launched an education program as it continues to evolve from a purely charitable organization to one that can fundamentally change lives. The Ozanam Education Fund Program, named after the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s founder Frederic [...]
The Sisters of Charity Federation site features Sister Margaret Rose Nickerson who says she receives much more than she gives through her ministry at AIDS Saint John in New Brunswick. “I recognize how poor I am and how rich those who are poor are for me,” says the Sister of Charity of the Immaculate Conception. As [...]
Systemic Change efforts not a new reality for the four Canadian branches of the North American Sisters of Charity Federation. Since 2008, the Sisters of Charity Federation Maritime Project has been advocating for women and children with a focus on safe, affordable housing and adequate social assistance. The committee also advocates for working persons living [...]
James Paddon writes, “As president of the Ontario Canada SSVP, I’ve placed systemic change at the top of my list for my four year term. There is no doubt what the three most critical issues related to systemic change are. The first is the change or transformation our membership requires in the way we look [...]
James Paddon, President of the SVDP Ontario region of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Canada writes that they have three education modules which they’ll begin to present in the coming months. These respond to a real interest amongst their members in learning more about the Society and it’s history as well as [...]
Historic Saint John convent razedaccording to CBC News. A link to a video (preceded by usual commercial)not only shows the actual razing but also contains a brief interview with Sr. Mary Beth McCurdy of the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception, New Brunswick, Canada. St. Vincent’s Convent stood on Cliff Street in Saint John’s north end [...]
Ed Keane writes, “I’m writing to ask you to pray for, Penny Craig, National President of Canada, who was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus on Monday. At this time its still unknown if the cancer has spread to other areas. This week she attended the Canadian National Meeting (AGA) at Halifax which just finished this evening. She’ll be seeing her doctor thisTuesday [...]
A Canadian SVDP volunteer reflects on her learning experience and invites people at City Hall to get out their walking shoes and meet with people like this man, to walk alongside, to listen and to understand how poverty affects Hamiltonians. “As I walked alongside this man, I learned where to get clothing and food, where to [...]
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