Annual Report 2017

(posted: May, 2018)

What follows is the Annual Report from the Ontario Regional Council to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul National Council of Canada, with statistical and financial data as of December 31, 2017.

Report Summary

4992 Members
5 Central Councils
37 Particular Councils
329 Conferences

Number of visits

Number of adults served 65,561
Number of children served 84,437

Number of summer camps

Number of boys sponsored 881
Number of girls sponsored 1408

Number of stores (reporting)

Total vouchers given 19,317
Total value of vouchers $901,969.75
Number of visits to the sick 2698
Number of soup kitchens 15
Meals served 59,832
People served 55,952

Number of food banks

Number of people served 112,796

Number of shelters

Number of people served6
Number of drop-ins 0
Number of housing programs18 (140 beds)
Number of people served 158

Number of inmates visited

Number of prison visits 397
Number of inmates asssisted
upon release

Soup Kitchen Partnerships Reported:
  • Stratford Community Meals
  • St. Joseph’s Hospitality Centre (London Particular Council)
  • Diocese Parish Hall (Ottawa Central Council) run by St. Columbkille Conference
  • Niagara Outreach Community Kitchen (St. Patrick’s Conference, St. Catharines Central Council)
  • Harvest Kitchen
  • Lion’s Club of Smith Falls
  • Vincent Place
  • Other Catholic and non-Catholic churches
Food Bank Partnerships Reported:
  • Local parishes, schools, other community food banks
  • Stratford’s local catholic schools
  • Brant Haldimand Norfolk CDSB
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Caring Hearts (Windsor)
  • Vincent Place
  • Four other churches in Lindsay, ON (Peterborough Particular Council)
  • Two SSVP members sit on the board of the Georgina Community Food Pantry (Keswick, Huronia Central Council)
  • Holy Redeemer Parish operates the Kanata Food Bank one week out of every six weeks. There is a total of six different denominations in total (Ottawa Central Council)
  • Project Share (St. Patrick, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines Central Council)

This information is based on what was reported by Conferences, Particular Councils and Central Councils. There were 3 Conference and 1 Central Council who did not submit their Annual Report for 2017.

Peace and Blessings,
Linda Dollard
Ontario Regional Council