The Society works with governments and like-minded organisations to advocate for public policy changes that help people reach their life potential.
Our founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, stated that:
‘…You must not be content with tiding the poor over the poverty crisis. You must study their injustices which brought about such poverty, with the aim of a long-term improvement.’
The St Vincent de Paul Society reflects its lay Catholic Vision, Mission and Aspirations.
The Society has been a Catholic group from its origins. It remains an international Catholic voluntary organisation of lay people, men and women.
Our key values shape what we do, how we help our communities and how we advocate on their behalf.