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THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (PETERBOROUGH)

"To live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy."

http://www.vinnies.ca/ Tax ID 126212174RR0001

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The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) was founded by Frederic Ozanam in 1833 with a small group of students from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. They began assisting the poor in Paris by finding them suitable homes and assisting them with daily living. From there, SSVP expanded internationally to over 130 countries and almost one million members.


In 1846, the first Canadian conference was started in Quebec City, Quebec.


Established in 1886 in Peterborough, the Peterborough Particular Council is currently made up of eight conferences:

     ·  Cathedral of St Peter-In-Chains Conference, Peterborough

     ·  Immaculate Conception Conference, Peterborough

     ·  Sacred Heart / St Johns the Baptist Conference, Peterborough

     ·  St Alphonsus Conference, Peterborough

     ·  St Anne's Conference, Peterborough

     · St Mary's Conference, Lindsay

     ·  St Patrick & Our Lady of Fatmina Conference, Minden

     ·  St Paul the Apostle Lakefield Conference, Lakefield


The Council operates a


Food Pantry  (Food Bank)                         Open    Wednesday - Saturday 9am - 11:30am

256 Murray St

Peterborough, ON

Phone: (705) 874-3937

(Located at the corner of Bethune and Murray)


and three Thrifts Stores under the Vinnies banner (www.vinnies.ca). The stores are located at:


Vinnies Erskine                                              Open    Monday – Friday 9:00am – 9:00pm

799 Erskine Ave                                                             Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Peterborough, ON

K9J 5V1

Phone: (705) 742-2585


Vinnies George                                              Open    Monday – Saturday 9am – 4:30pm

539 George St N

Peterborough, ON

K9H 3S1

Phone: (705) 876-7506


Vinnies Lakefield                                          Open    Monday – Saturday 9am – 5:00pm

144 Queen St., Unit 1

Lakefield, ON

Phone: (705) 652-9799


In 2019 we served approx. 20,000 people (34.5% children) from our Food Pantry, redeemed $28,142 in clothing vouchers at our three Vinnies Thrift Stores and distributed $17,461 of new beds to those in need, as well as numous other charitable works, within our local community. We are also a major contributor to the Lakefield Community Food Bank.


Thank you for your support!!!