The Sisters of Charity Federation is composed of thirteen congregations of women religious in Canada and the United States which trace their roots to St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise de Marillac and Mother Elizabeth Seton. Historically, the Sisters of St. Martha of Antigonish began their life with the Sisters of Charity of Halifax and can trace their roots in the same traditions. During our centennial celebrations in 2002, we were invited to become members of the Federation and in 2003 we applied and were accepted. The Federation, composed of approximately 5000 members world wide, who live and work in 28 countries, is committed to the Gospel and to serving as advocates and witnesses, bringing about systemic change for the elimination of poverty.
NGO The Federation participates in the work of the United Nations through special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and through association with the United Nations Department of Public Information. One sister from the member congregations works on-sight at the United Nations as the Federation Delegate, and each congregation names a Liaison, who works closely with her. They involve their membership in education, advocacy and systemic change for the poor and marginalized in their society. The member congregations collaborate and mutually support one another in furthering their common heritage.