HAITI - AUGUST 14, 2021 EARTHQUAKE AND EMERGENCY RELIEF
Our National President, Claude Bédard, launched a fundraising appeal to help SSVP Haiti. Conferences or councils that wish to make a donation can send it directly using the online link on the National Council of Canada website.
UPDATE FROM THE NATIONAL FUND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
A Fund Development Committee was created in June 2021, whose objective is to identify and develop communications and fund development strategies to be used by the multiple levels within the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Canada.
SPIRITUAL REFLECTION GOING OUT IN SEARCH OF MISERY
The shock in the life of Frédéric Ozanam, resolutely Catholic, was to recognize that the conditions of the workers and proletarians of his time were more to be pitied than the state of the slaves of antiquity, after 18 centuries of Christianity.
September 27 is Saint Vincent de Paul Feast Day. This year, the Holy Redeemer Conference in Ottawa is hosting the national broadcast of the Feast Day Mass. It will be recorded on Saturday September 25.
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Joliette is launching Opération Bonne Mine, an assistance program that is much appreciated by parents of underprivileged families as the new school year is about to start.
We are now forming several sub-committees in an effort to place an emphasis on specific areas under our national social justice committee. The Housing/Homelessness sub-committee has been in existence for over a year and has done great work on the current national housing/homelessness campaign.
Q:What are the major areas of responsibility for a Board?
A:As servant-leaders, with the primary focus to be stewards of the organization, it is important to include the Duty of Care, the Duty of Loyalty and Duty of Obedience in the areas of responsibilities as the governing body on behalf of all members.