ANNUAL NATIONAL FORMATION
We look forward to welcoming you to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul's Annual National Formation (ANF) in Ottawa on June 17-18, 2022 at Carleton University, Richcraft Hall.
Registration to the FNA must be done by May 31, 2022 at the latest.
Schedule of events:
Friday June 17
7:00 pm: Opening of the Annual National Formation (ANF)
7:30 pm to 9:00pm: Live Chat / Exposition Hall
9:00 pm: Social
Saturday June 18
9:00 am - 10:30 am: Keynote speakers
10:45 am - 4:30 pm: Workshops
5:00 pm: Mass
6:30 pm: Dinner
Our theme for the 2022 ANF is HUNGER. We believe that this is a powerful and timely theme because it goes to the heart of the work of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, nationally and internationally. It represents the hunger we all have for our spiritual life as Vincentians, our hunger to connect with others socially through our daily interactions with each other and the people we serve, and of course the hunger for food that is a basic need for all.
We are offering multiple workshops in English and French and a Live Chat Room for an opportunity to exchange ideas and enter into conversations with our fellow Vincentians on their initiatives, social justice, formation and twinning.
We have confirmed two plenary speakers for the 2022 ANF; we are pleased to announce that MP Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Marie-Josée Mastromonaco, Second Harvest, Chief of Operations (Québec & Nunavut) have accepted our invitation to address the assembly.
National Formation Committee
Please note that at the March 26 National Council board meeting, it was decided that the June gathering would be dedicated on formation and to have the statutory meeting, a.k.a. as the Annual General Assembly (AGA), at a later date.