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The national committee consists of the following members:

Chair, Jim Paddon (Ontario), Parnell Kelly (Atlantic), Pierre Morissette (Quebec), Corry Wink (Ontario), Maria Lupul (Western) Gord Stuart (BC-Yukon), Msgr. Peter Schonenbach, (Spiritual Advisor) Jean Noel Cormier (ex-offico). In addition we have our Youth Advisory Panel consisting of: Shelby Mulder, Victoria Goldsack,  Olivia Gioiosa, Calvin Mcdonnell. Lillian Mulder (advisor).

Our social justice newsletter (Changing Times) has now been incorporated into the new online version of the Vincenpaul magazine. There will be a Social Justice edition of Vincenpaul published three times a year-February, June and October.

Please join our Social Justice Facebook group and share your comments with others.

Social Justice includes advocacy, systemic change and restorative justice and indigenous peoples as well as other issues and topics that may arise. One such issue is indigenous peoples and the need to educate our own members about the challenges they have and are facing. Environmental change is certainly another area that requires our attention.  The need to educate our members about these is the key to accomplishing more and to reach this goal it is very important that every council in Canada appoints a social justice committee while conferences appoint a social justice rep. The national committee has developed resource material to enable councils and conferences to achieve this goal. Please contact the chair or visit our national website to access this information.  

Our Society was founded on the essential values of both charity and justice for all. I invite you to support our efforts by becoming active at your council or conference level. We are capable of changing systems through our advocacy and actions. In doing so we can provide those we serve, as well as our own members, with a sense of HOPE for a better future for all. 


Quarterly national social justice newsletter: Changing Times

Ten Foundation Principles in the Social Teaching of the Church

What is Advocacy, and what does it have to do with the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul?

Role and Responsibilities of the Social Justice Representative

Environmental Stewardship and Ecological Conversion