Ontario Regional Council
Dear Fellow Vincentians,
Thank you to everyone who attended the ONRC meeting held in London September 16 / 17, 2016. We had a record attendance of 111 attendees, and it was wonderful to see everyone there. It was great to start the day with a beautiful Mass and Commissioning Ceremony for all Vincentians.
A summary of the five workshops held at the meeting can be found at http://members.ssvp.on.ca/workshops.php. I encourage you to view the tremendous work developing in these areas.
The goals and objectives set for the new Executive team were shared at the meeting and can be found at http://members.ssvp.on.ca/goals.php. The minutes of the meeting can be seen at http://members.ssvp.on.ca/minutes.php?item=15.
Please know that the ONRC meetings are open for ALL Vincentians to attend. These meetings give you an opportunity to learn more about the good work done throughout Ontario to serve our friends in need and meet Vincentians from different communities throughout Ontario. Our next meeting will be held in St. Catharines March 31 / April 1, 2017.
The SSVP Council General International report is available and can be viewed at http://members.ssvp.on.ca/international.php. We have a new International President General, Renato Lima de Oliveira from Brazil, who officially took office September 9, 2016, on the Feast Day of Blessed Frederic Ozanam. I would like to congratulate Carmela Addante from Waterloo, who has been appointed 1st General Vice President Deputy of the SSVP Council General International.
I would like to remind you that we are celebrating the 170th anniversary of SSVP in Canada on November 12, 2016. Councils and Conferences are encouraged to celebrate this exciting milestone by holding a special Mass along with Vincentian Family Time, which will be celebrated by Vincentians all across Canada.
We are looking for a registered dietician who is interested in preparing articles on healthy eating to help our friends in need. If you know of a registered dietician who can assist, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to reach out to me or a member of the Executive team at any time should you have questions or need assistance. Our email contact information can be found at http://ssvp.on.ca/rc/contactus.php.
Thank you for all that you do to serve our friends in need.
President, Ontario Regional Council