SAFP at a glance
SAFP is a Canadian-based international non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in1965 by Monsignor Augustine Kandathil. SAFP is committed to seeking justice and working with the marginalized and poor of India regardless of caste, creed, gender or political affiliation.
SAFP works in partnership with more than 50 Diocesan Social Service Societies/local NGO's, over 52,000 sanghams/self-help groups (grassroots, community-based organizations), more than 25 Institution based rehabilitation centres (for the physically or intellectually challenged, the elderly destitute and the dying), and more than 19,000 families annually in India.
SAFP is supported by a wide network of volunteers in Canada and India.
Ms. Lois Côté- President
Sr. Joan Atkinson, csj - Vice President
Mr. Patrick Mahon - Secretary
Mr. John Willemse - Treasurer
Mr. Jerome A. Collins
Rev. Peter Amszej
Rev. Mathew Elamplakatt
Mrs. Lesley Tordoff - Executive Director
Ms. Mary Patricia Keffer - Recording Secretary (SAFP Financial Coordinator)
Bishop Sebastian Adayanthrath - President
Dr. (Fr.) Varghese Kalaparambath - Vice President
Rev. Marshel Melappelly - Executive Director
Mrs. Ransamma Joseph - Secretary
Fr. Sibi Kaitharath
Adv. Litto Palathingal