Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Social Service

Twenty Years of Furniture Bank

Congratulations, Sr. Anne Schenck, CSJ on the 20th anniversary of Furniture Bank. Sr. Anne founded the charity in 1998 in order to provide people in need with furnishings and household items.

Reflections on National Aboriginal Day

June 21 is National Aboriginal Day. According to Wikipedia, National Aboriginal Day recognizes and celebrates the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. It was first celebrated in 1996, after it was proclaimed by then Governor General of Canada Roméo LeBlanc to be celebrated on 21 June annually.

Honouring Our Students: Pow Wow and Indigenous Festival

On March 11, 2017, a pow wow was held in the Sports Gym at the University of Toronto. This first major pow wow on campus in decades was hosted by the Indigenous Studies Students’ Union. 

October is Significant for the Sisters of St. Joseph

In October, the Sisters commemorate two key dates: the day the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph was born in France and the date on which the first Sisters arrived in Toronto. These periods in the Sisters' history were rendered in two beautiful paintings by the late Sister Geraldine Thompson, CSJ.

A Legacy of Caring: Health Care Institutions Founded by the Sisters

This online presentation highlights the Sisters' role in health care. Between 1857 and 1925, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto set up six health care institutions across Canada. Click here to view historical photos and information illustrating how the Sisters have always responded to serve the sick, poor and vulnerable.

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