Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) is a world-wide organization of Catholic laypersons started in France over 100 years ago. SSVP provides support for the outcast, lonely and the marginalized. Locally, over 30 members operate a ‘soup kitchen’ Saturday to Monday from the basement of St.Columbkille Cathedral providing a hot lunch for over 100 people a week. Emergency services are also provided for people who have exhausted all other avenues of support.

SSVP is a non-governmental organization. Our only means of support comes from the generosity of the people of the Ottawa Valley and 100% of monies received go to help the poor.

If the Lord has placed it on your heart to learn more about who we are, what we do and how you may be able to help, please call (613)732-9058 or visit their website: