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About Us

We are a registered Canadian charity.

Registered Name:   Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - St John Chrysostom/St Elizabeth Seton Conference

Business Number: 132410671RR0187

Members of our Conference are drawn from the two Newmarket parishes of:


The Mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is:
to live the Gospel message
by serving Christ in the poor
with love, respect, justice and joy.

Our work is done with humility and respect - bearing witness to the love that God has for all people, making no distinctions of creed, ethnic or social background, health, gender, or political opinions.

The Work of our Society

The St. John Chrysostom/St. Elizabeth Seton Conference serving Newmarket and East Gwillimbury focuses on helping families, seniors and individuals in our community, who have fallen on hard times, primarily with food vouchers. We also:
purchase/distribute Good Food Network boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables monthly
provide food vouchers and gift cards to families in need every Christmas
collect and distribute Christmas gifts to people supported by various agencies and group homes
source donations of gently used household items on request
provide information on other community resources

Our Funding comes from

  • Donations to the poor box and our Christmas Collection
  • Online credit card donations through CanadaHelps
  • Bequests
  • Funeral donations in lieu of flowers
  • Special fundraisers:
    • Knights of Columbus, 
    • Catholic Women's League/Guild (CWL, CWG)
If you wish to make an online donation with a credit card to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, click the DONATE button.

CanadaHelps is a Canadian charity that exists to provide inexpensive online donation capability to Canadian charities. You will make your donation to CanadaHelps by clicking the DONATE button. CanadaHelps will then process the credit card donation, issue you an official tax receipt (email or download) and forward the donation to us after deducting a fee of 3.4% to cover costs and bank charges. Repeating monthly donations can also be set up with CanadaHelps.

Contact us

If you are in need of assistance, want information, or are interested in volunteering in the Vincentian ministry, please call:
    voicemail line: (905) 898-4264 and leave a message.
One of our volunteers will get back to you as soon as we can, usually within a few days.

Who Are We?

New Corporate video of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, from the International General Council. The video is focused on the people who make up the society, their faith and their commitment to others.