Maintaining an Influence: The Sisters of Saint Martha, Charlottetown, Respond to Social and Religious Change, 1965-85

  • Heidi McDonald University of Lethbridge
Keywords: Medical care, Religious orders, Sisters of St. Martha, Public Welfare


Between 1965 and 1985, the Sisters of Saint Martha of Prince Edward Island used the expanding social welfare state to their advantage, successfully negotiating space within new secular social services structures and influencing government policy on the delivery of key social and health care services.

Author Biography

Heidi McDonald, University of Lethbridge
Heidi McDonald, University of Lethbridge, focuses her most recent research on coming of age during the Great Depression in Canada.