Dan Therrien, President, Board of Directors, St.Vincent de Paul Stores (Ottawa), was CCSAC’s guest speaker at  CCSAC’s December meeting  Dan provided an excellent overview of the many activities of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) which has been active in Ottawa since 1864.  Its role is to serve and aid persons in need in all possible ways, making no distinctions of creed, ethnic or social background, health, gender or political opinions.  Amongst its charitable activities, St. Vincent de Paul operates three thrift stores in Ottawa as well as offering many other services to help people in need.