The impact of twinning partnerships is immense on the people of emerging countries entrusted to Canada by the International General Council of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. 
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The twinning partnership is the main “special work” of international fraternal assistance of the SSVP. The SSVP in Canada works in solidarity with the most deprived in this world through spiritual sharing, friendship, and financial resources. Twinning opens a window onto suffering and destitute humanity. Deepening ties and material aid arouse compassion and the joy of serving those most in need. 

 Through sensitive and committed brothers and sisters on the ground, SSVP Canada’s conferences and advice help people and communities living in miserable living conditions to feed themselves, house themselves, educate themselves and care for themselves, and bring a qualitative and lasting change in their lives through regular financial, moral, and fraternal support. 


This solidarity is also expressed through projects including: 

  • Potable water supply. 
  • sanitary facilities installation. 
  • Implements and seeds for agriculture. 
  • Housing (renovations and construction). 
  • Daycare centres for children. 
  • Residences for the elderly without social protection, etc. 

 Twinning and projects open a new world of possibilities and give hope to the most deprived and miserable in these countries. Twinning also includes supporting the development of the Society in these countries and strengthening governance structures. 

 In 2023, SSVP Canada conferences and councils assumed 195 twinning partnerships and funded projects for a total impact of more than $266,750 in the following partner countries: 

 Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Colombia, Dominica, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Cayman Islands, Island of Saint Kitts, British Virgin Islands, India, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine and Zambia. 

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