Saint Vincent De Paul Society (SSVP) 

Tel: (709) 685-8657 
National Email:
Facebook:SSVP Canada 


The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic society whose mission is to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, and joy.

Target Population:

Individuals in the geographical area of the various conferences.

Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:

  • Their volunteers seek people in need, wherever they live—in their homes, on the street, in shelters, in hospital or in prison.
    • Volunteers work in their own area, and respond to local needs. This means that the Society’s work around the world is extremely varied: health; agriculture; education; housing; employment support; help for elderly, disabled, isolated or excluded people, and more. 
  • Provide emergency food services to people in need. 
  • It also provides emergency assistance and rehabilitation for victims of natural or humanitarian disasters, and finances development projects. 
  • There are four conferences in the city of St. John’s:
    • Peter’s Food Bank: 747-3320 
    • Mary Queen of the World Food Bank: 364-7140 
    • Corpus Christi Food Bank:364-4116 
    • Theresa’s Food Bank:579-5467 
  • As well as providing groceries on an emergency basis to people in the surrounding areas, some conferences also offer assistance in other ways on an as-needed basis. 
  • Please call the closest conference to you for further information
  • Personal Visits
  • Food Assistance
  • Material Help
  • Help for Youth
  • Housing
  • Social Justice
  • Emergency Relief: The Committee is responsible for ensuring a response and follow-up to International Council General (ICG) and National Councils financial assistance requests as a result of natural disasters and humanitarian catastrophes.

Special Projects 

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