SNJM sisters and affiliates are actively committed to many causes through their participation in local organizations and by bringing their stories back to the entire congregation to ensure an awareness of how current issues are related to the SNJM mission.

Action Committee against Internal and International Human Trafficking (Comité d’action contre la traite humaine interne et internationale - CATHII)

The Action Committee against Internal and International Human Trafficking (CATHII) has been working since 2004 to counter human trafficking, whether it be for sexual exploitation or forced labour. Since its creation, this committee, made up of religious congregations in Quebec, has become a key player in the efforts to prevent this exploitation and violation of fundamental human rights. Source

The Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center (IPJC)

The Inter-community Peace & Justice Center acts for justice in the Church and in the world. IPJC is sponsored by twenty-two religious communities and collaborates with Catholic, ecumenical, interfaith and other organizations in carrying out this mission. Our story of peace & justice began in 1991 with a vision of our religious communities of collaboration among individuals, churches & organizations to build community & create change for the common good. Source

World March of Women

Begun in 2000 at the initiative of the Fédération des femmes du Québec (Quebec Federation of Women), the World March of Women (WMW) has quickly become a vital global movement. It was during the “Bread and Roses” March that the idea of ​​undertaking a World March of Women to mark the beginning of the twenty-first century sprang up in the imagination of Quebec women activists and delegates from several countries from the Global South who came to march with Quebec women. Source

Committees sponsoring Syrian refugee families

SNJMs work in collaboration with committees that sponsor Syrian refugee families in Canada.

Furthermore, SNJMs work in collaboration with other organizations to be better informed, to share perspectives and reflections on the realities and future of religious life, and improve their own ways of doing things, at times developing means that are useful for all participating organizations.

Canadian Religious Conference (CRC)

Established in 1954, the Canadian Religious Conference brings together the leaders of 240 Catholic congregations of women and men religious in Canada. The mission of the CRC is to serve its members and the Canadian Church in a discerning and prophetic way. Source

Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious ( LCWR ) is the association of the leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States. The conference has about 1350 members, who represent nearly 80 percent of the approximately 49,000 women religious in the United States. Founded in 1956, the conference assists its members to collaboratively carry out their service of leadership to further the mission of the Gospel in today’s world.  Source

International Union of Superiors Generale (UISG)

UISG (International Union of Superiors General) is a worldwide, canonically approved organization of Superiors General of Institutes of Catholic Women Religious. As such it:

  • Provides an International Forum where Superiors General can share experiences, exchange information and mentor one another in their role as leaders.


The Association des trésorières et trésoriers professionnels des instituts religieux (ATTIR)

The Association des trésorières et des trésoriers des instituts religieux (ATTIR) (Association of Treasurers of Religious Institutes) was founded in 1996, on the initiative of the bursars of the Roman Catholic and Francophone religious communities of Quebec, in order to lend a hand, to support and help one another. Source

Fondation archives et patrimoine religieux du Grand Montréal

The Fondation Archives et patrimoine religieux du Grand Montréal (Archives and Religious Heritage Foundation of Greater Montreal) was officially created on September 26, 2018, following four years of reflection and commitment. The objective of this new organization is to preserve the archives, publications and artifacts of the 19 communities who are members.

According to the general by-laws: “Through its cultural and social vocation, the Archives and Religious Heritage Foundation of Greater Montreal is a testimony to the history, mission and contribution to society of religious organizations working or having worked in Montreal or in its surroundings. Through the sharing of archival collections, artifacts and publications, it is a place of conservation, research, dissemination and education with the objective of making this heritage known.” Source