Called to live the Christian life with zeal and joy.
We are the Sisters of Social Service in Canada.
Ours is one of three international groups of the Federation of the Society of the Sisters of Social Service.
This Roman Catholic Society traces its roots to Hungary in 1908 and has pioneered the role of women religious in addressing social and related concerns throughout the world.
of Sr. Sara
"Constructing the World We Want"
100 students from approximately 6 high schools participated in a day long conference that explored areas of the construction sector and the environmental and social impact this industry has on the planet's resources and the quality of life of its inhabitants. Sister Jeanine Scarfone, SSS shared her experience of the Women Religious Project (WRP--see more about this on the Projects Tab) which was responsible for building 60 affordable homes in Scarborough, ON. She emphasised how important it was to work with partners to build this "neighbourhood" and to always remember that it was holy ground on which the homes were built. She encouraged the students to "not give up on their dreams...anything is possible if it is done together".
Delegates from 9 countries meet periodically to make plans for future activities/events of the SSS Federation (Cuba, Philippines, United States, Mexico, Taiwan, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Canada). The Federation representatives consist of The General Directors/General Moderator of Eastern Europe, United States and Canada, and one delegate representing each country where the Institutes have districts/units. We believe this type of structure encourages better representation of the members of the Federation. Time is spent getting to know each other better and establishing long range plans that included such things as: the World Youth Days, the International Eucharistic Congress; and interchange among the countries for education and specific projects.