Annual National Formation

We are excited to invite you to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Annual National Formation (ANF) to be held in Ottawa on June 17 and 18, 2022 at Carleton University.

The theme of the 2022 ANF is HUNGER; this theme covers different types of hunger topics such as in person contact,  continuity of SSVP, spiritual, emotional, as well as the obvious hunger related to food insecurity. We are offering multiple workshops in French and English and a Live Chat Room for an opportunity to exchange ideas and enter into conversations with our fellow Vincentians on their initiatives.  We are also pleased to offer a plenary session with a keynote speaker (TBA). The theme of HUNGER will be a thread that runs throughout the two-day event.


  • Friday June 17
    • 7:00pm:  Opening of the Annual National Formation  (ANF)
    • 7:30pm to 9:00pm:  Live Chat / Exposition Hall
    • 9:00pm:  Social
  • Saturday June 18
    • 9:00am-10:30am: Keynote speakers
    • 10:45am -4:30pm: Workshops
    • 5:00pm:  Mass
    • 6:30pm:  Dinner

The Live Chat Room is a forum where members, conferences or councils can identify a topic for discussion or share their successful initiatives/projects with other Vincentians; please reserve a spot at the Live Chat Room to present your initiative or project by filling this submission form.

Workshops are typically 75 minutes long, to include presentation with a question and answer period. Presenters must provide their own presentation material. Please submit your workshop proposal by filling this submission form.

Please submit by April 30.

This in-person event is long awaited after our hibernation of the last two years.  Our hope is to create an inspiring and uplifting event in which we can once again network and enjoy each others company and wisdom. We hope to see you there.

National Formation Committee