Society of St. Vincent de Paul | Holy Family

Our Mission

To Live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.

Our meetings are open to all interested adults and are the first Saturday of each month at 9AM.

The Holy Family Conference has continued, since Christmas, to support those in need throughout the parish. Thank you to all who contributed so generously during the Advent season. Unfortunately, we are still in need of your support as the need continues to be great.

In March, conference members returned to home visits to deliver food vouchers and furniture vouchers for the newly arrived. As you are aware, the cost of food continues to increase and to meet the needs of our neighbours, we are asking that, when able, you give us your support through donations. Envelopes are located at the welcome desk and soon you will be able to donate via e-transfer.

The conference also works in partnership with other conferences throughout the city. Prior to the pandemic, Holy Family Conference held Bundle Sundays. Donations of clothing and furniture were accepted and taken to the Saint Vincent de Paul stores for sorting, distribution, and resale.

Bundle Sunday is returning to Holy Family parish. MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR JUNE 10 AND JUNE 11 prior to each mass. The following items will be accepted: linens, sheets of all sizes, towels, face cloths, tea towels, dish cloths, and blankets. We will also need pots and pans, utensils, forks, and spoons (but not knives), cereal bowls, drinking glasses and small appliances. Included with donations of clothing we accept men and women’s undergarments. There is a big need for men’s clothing. Please donate only saleable, slightly used items. Most items are placed in the store for resale. Before donating, please ask yourself if someone else would purchase your donation. Thank you for your generosity in supporting those in need in the community.

Call for Volunteers

Do you have a few hours to spare during the week? Your Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores are looking for folks to volunteer in their two stores, no experience necessary!

How would you like to assist us? Work the cash, sort donations, organize storage areas, place donations on the sales floor? We have lots of options to keep you busy!

When are you available? We’re open during the day, six days a week – no nights and no Sundays!

Give us a call at 519-438-7071 or drop by one of our locations – 585 York St. or 1005 Elias St and ask for a volunteer application package.

Who are we?

Founded in 1833, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) is an international lay organization, united in the mission to serve persons in need. In Canada alone, the SSVP helps more than 350,000 people each year. We provide material support in the form of non-perishable food, clothes, household items and furniture to individuals and families across the country. Whether in their homes, on the street, in shelters, in hospitals or in prison, our work knows no boundaries. The Society also provides assistance to refugees, immigrants, and northern communities. 

Our founding activity, still practiced today, is the Home Visit. Through these visits, our members, known as Vincentians, establish personal relationships with persons in need by offering material assistance, as well as friendship and understanding.

The SSVP is an international lay organization, founded in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frédéric
and his friends under the patronage of Saint Vincent de Paul.

“Charity is the Samaritan who pours oil on the wounds of the traveler who has been attacked. It is justice’s role to prevent the attack.”

Blessed Frédéric Ozanam

Our meetings are open to all interested adults and are the first Saturday of each month at 9AM. (twice monthly September to December).

For more information or inquiries, email Sharon Wright Evans, president at or call 519-472-0057, ext’n # 2.


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.