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 neighbors’ 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.
At Nativity of Our Lord Parish, SSVP helps people experiencing financial need in our community with food vouchers, clothing vouchers, some furniture, and other supports.
We also register neighbourhood children for summer camps (Marygrove for girls and Ozanam for boys) and subsidize local youth sports.
During the Christmas season dozens of “support hampers” are distributed in the community. Bundle-Up weekends which collect gently used clothing and household items are held three times a year in March, May, and November. New ministry initiatives that are in progress include social justice advocacy and friendly visiting.
The Nativity of Our Lord Parish, SSVP annual report includes details on financial and conference activities and is made available to the parish early December prior to the annual fundraising campaign at our parish, which supports the Society’s work serving our community throughout the year.
Donations can also be made during the year by the ways listed below. An income tax receipt for donations (including both annual fundraiser and “Poor Box”) will be provided from the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Nativity of our Lord Conference each February for the previous year, if the SSVP envelopes were used and/or your own envelope identified each time the donor’s name and/or parish envelope number.
How to Donate:
Drop off donation in one of the SSVP Poor Boxes located in the Church.
Mail or drop off donation at our parish office at 480 Rathbun Road, Etobicoke, ON M9C 3S8.
Go on-line to the Society’s Greater Toronto Central Council website www.ssvptoronto.ca to donate by credit card. Click on the “CanadaHelps.org” button, select option #6-Conference from drop-down, and type conference name in message area: Nativity of Our Lord.
Call our Society’s Greater Toronto Central Council office at (416) 364-5577 and donate by credit card, again stipulating the name of our local Society of Saint Vincent de Paul at Nativity of Our Lord.
If you or someone you know requires assistance, please call us at (416) 695-0169 or speak with our pastor Fr. Michael Machacek (416) 621 2732