The legacy of Catholic health care in Canada is over 400 years strong—older than the country itself. The brave, resourceful congregations of women religious who traversed our country, serving all those in need, laid the foundation for today’s health and social support system. This collection is a comprehensive resource celebrating our history, giving context and light to the legacy we continue to grow today.
A historical resource of over 500 digital history books, booklets and some videos chronicling Catholic hospitals in Canada spanning every province and territory and founded by over 50 congregations of Women Religious and 2 Congregations of Men Religious.
Foundations: A Journal for the History of Catholic Hospitals in Canada
Marymount School of Nursing Alumnae: 60 Years of Nursing 1952-2012. Sudbury, Ontario. November 13, 2012.(10 pages booklet) 2012.
Victoria - St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, Victoria, British Columbia 75th Anniversary: 1900-1975 by Sister Beatrice Wambeke, S.S.A., illustrations by Claire (Moss) Peterson, (145 pages with illustrations), 1975.
Victoria - Reminiscing: St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, Victoria, British Columbia Commemorative Yearbook, 1900-1981 (164 pages with illustrations) 1981.
Alberta - Visions of Hope: Celebrating 150 Years of Catholic Health Care in Alberta (brochure, 8 pages) Covenant Health, 2013.
Alberta - A Mission of Caring: Catholic Health Association of Alberta, A Chronicle of the First Fifty Years 1943-1991. by Sister Therese Castonguay, SGM (207 pages with illustrations) 1991.
Alberta - The Bold Journey: 1943 - 1993: An Alberta History of Catholic Health Care Facilities and of their Owners, edited by Patricia O'Halloran (214 pages with illustrations), 1993. Containing a short history of every Catholic hospital operated in Alberta.
Alberta - Major est Caritas ~ 90 Years of Service to the Poor: Sisters of Charity Notre Dame d'Évron in Canada 1909-1999. by Jean Pariseau (364 pages with illustrations). Edmonton. © 2001 Jean Pariseau, Used with permission.
Banff - Mineral Springs Hospital: Thirty Years of Service, 1930-1960 (booklet, 10 pages) 1960.
Banff - Mineral Springs Hospital and the Sisters of Saint Martha, 1930-1980 (32 pages with illustrations) 1980.
Bonnyville - Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Evron - St. Louis Hospital, Bonnyville 60th Anniversary Booklet, 1919-1979 (21 pages with illustrations), 1979.
Bonnyville Health Centre: Public Opening Ceremonies, June 11, 1986 ~ 1:30 p.m. A supplement to the Bonnyville Nouvelle, June 9, 1986 (32 pages with illustrations) 1986.
Calgary - Souvenir of the Opening of New Holy Cross Hospital, Calgary: April 1st, 1929 (photocopy: 17 pages with illustrations), 1929.
Calgary - Souvenir of the Golden Anniversary of the Holy Cross Hospital, Calgary: 1891-1941 (photocopy: 16 pages with illustrations), 1941.
Calgary - In Sickness and in Health: Holy Cross Hospital Celebrating our First Century of Caring: 1891-1991 by Jack Peach (126 pages with illustrations), 1991.
Calgary - Nuns and Nightingales: The History of the Holy Cross School of Nursing 1907-1979. edited by Barbara Kwasny (212 pages with illustrations) 1982.
Camrose - St. Mary's Hospital, Camrose, Alberta. 50th Anniversary: 1924-1974 (56 pages with illustrations) 1974.
St. Mary's Hospital 50th Anniversary Supplement: Tomorrow is 50th birthday for St. Mary's Hospital. [Camrose, Alta.] : published for St. Mary's Hospital by the Camrose Canadian, (16 pages) 1974.
St. Mary’s Hospital, Camrose. Opening of New Hospital. (6 pages with illustrations) The Camrose Canadian Newspaper Supplement June 21, 1989.
St. Mary's Hospital 60th Anniversary Supplement: St. Mary's Hospital marks 60th birthday. [Camrose, Alta.] : published for St. Mary's Hospital by the Camrose Canadian, (16 pages) 1984.
St. Mary's Hospital. St. Mary's Hospital Official Opening. [Camrose, Alta.] : published for St. Mary's Hospital by the Camrose Booster, (17 pages) 1989.
St. Mary’s Hospital, Camrose, Alberta. Heart to Beat. The Camrose Canadian Newspaper Supplement, Wednesday August 31, 1994 (8 pages with illustrations) 1994
Camrose - The History of St. Mary's Hospital, compiled by Sister Rose Bekar for the 75th Anniversary, (4 pages) 1999.
Camrose - St. Mary's Hospital. St. Mary's Hospital 75th Anniversary Supplement 1924-1999. [Camrose, Alta.] : published for St. Mary's Hospital by the Camrose Canadian, (25 pages) 1999.
Castonguay, Thérèse (SGM). A Leap of Faith: The Grey Nuns Ministries in Western and Northern Canada. Vol. I: The Grey Nuns in Alberta. (324 pages with illustrations) © 1999 The Grey Nuns of Alberta. 1999. Used with permission.
Alberta_ Castonguay,Thérèse (SGM). Un Saut dans la Foi: Les oeuvres des Soeurs Grises dans l'Ouest et le Nord du Canada. Vol. I, Les Soeurs Grises en Alberta. (226 pages avec illustrations) © Droits d'auteur 2001 par les Soeurs Grises de Montréal. 2001. Avec permission.