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.’ 

Social Justice Advisory Committee

Our advocacy is informed by the Society’s National Council Social Justice Advisory Committee (NCSJAC), which comprises members who have advocated on behalf of social justice issues for many years.

The role of NCSJAC is to:

  • Provide advice to the Society’s National Council
  • Share information on, and knowledge of, social justice issues in Australia
  • Provide a forum for Vincentians to organise and inform coordinated advocacy on behalf of people who seek our assistance

The NCSJAC comprises 14 members from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory and is guided by its Terms of Reference.

 The NCSJAC also works closely with other organisations to further its advocacy efforts.

Vision and Mission

The St Vincent de Paul Society reflects its lay Catholic Vision, Mission and Aspirations.

Our Values 

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.

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