The St Albert, Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP), North of 60 Project is preparing to send the annual sea container of food and necessities to Ulukhaktok, north of the Arctic Circle and on Victoria Island. Ulukhaktok, pop 450, is only accessible by air and for a few summer months, by sea so goods and services are extremely expensive. Seven NW Arctic communities, including Ulukhaktok, receive sea containers from the Greater Edmonton area. This SSVP outreach program has been noted by the United Nations (see video at and is now being replicated by Ontario SSVP to similarly assist an additional seven more Arctic Communities in Nunavut. Slips of paper requesting certain non-perishable foods will be distributed at the April 21/22 masses. The food may be returned to the St Albert Parish or the Holy Family Parish on the April 28/29 weekend. Besides food donations, if you have any of the following items to donate to the North of 60 Project, please contact Linda Tutt, Chair, St Albert SSVP, North of 60 Project at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 780-667-8079. Coleman Napa (non-propane) heaters and stoves, sewing machines and notions, (no fabric), bedding, socks & new under wear (no clothing), furs & leathers, school supplies, art supplies, playground supplies, baby items Tax receipts are available for “SSVP, North of 60 Project” monetary donations. Thank-you for your continued and generous support. You have made a difference. Please pray for our Canadian Arctic neighbors and for the success of the SSVP North of 60 Project.

SSVP 2018 Project announcement