In 2020, the Mercy Foundation celebrates its 30th anniversary. Established by Sisters of Mercy North Sydney in 1990, the Mercy Foundation continues the Sisters’ mission to address disadvantage at the grass roots and challenge the structural causes of poverty.
Catherine McAuley started the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy in Dublin in 1831. Catherine was a visionary and a social reformer. She worked to build a more just society and inspired hundreds of women to join her. In 1865, the Sisters of Mercy arrived in North Sydney and a new Congregation was established to continue Catherine’s commitment to the poor in a new land.
It is our great privilege to continue Catherine’s legacy on behalf of the Sister of Mercy, North Sydney.
The Mercy Foundation supported the FairWear campaign that brought about structural change resulting in fair work practices and the protection of rights for migrant outworkers in the clothing and textiles industry.