Who We Are

Mission Statement

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic organization whose mission is to live the Gospel message by serving Christ through our neighbours in need with love, respect, justice and joy.
Members of the Society are committed to turning concern into action. Toronto Central Council provides the leadership, coordination, and support required by our Vincentian volunteers and our staff to succeed in that mission.

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul National Council of Canada Mission

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic organization whose mission is: To live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.

Values

The Mission of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul implies that as Vincentians we see Christ in anyone who suffers come together as a family have personal contact with the poor help in all possible ways

Logo

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The fish is the symbol of Christianity and, in this case, represents the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.The eye of the fish is the vigilant eye of God seeking to help the poor in our midst. The crossing at the tail or the tie-knot represents unity and oneness among members and also the union with the poor. The circle bounding the logo signifies the global or worldwide stature of the SSVP, an international Society.The words serviens in spe mean to serve in hope, the hope that comes from Our Lord Jesus Christ.