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Celebrating our Oneness with
God, Creation & Neighbour.

Message from the Congregational Leader

Our congregation began celebrating 170 years of ministry in Toronto on October 7, 2020.

In our long and storied history, facing the COVID-19 pandemic is one of many challenges that the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto have met. From our very first steps onto the shores of the Toronto harbour in 1851 — where Sisters tended to the needs of the sick, homeless and hungry — to today, where we care for our wounded Earth and provide vital services to people of all ages and backgrounds, we identify the needs of the day and work towards solutions.

We have so much to celebrate and so much to be grateful for — including you, our dear neighbour.

Please continue to visit this page for more information on anniversary celebrations; it will be updated in the coming weeks and months.

Sister Georgette Gregory, CSJ
Congregational Leader

Welcome to Creation Novena

As we Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto celebrate our 170th Anniversary of ministry and presence in the Archdiocese of Toronto, Canada, and beyond, we are offering a Novena of Creation.

Beginning March 10, we will share nine consecutive days with daily reflections on the call to honour and care for creation. Day 1 will begin on March 11 and this series will conclude on March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph.


St. Joseph, Protector

Stepping Up to a Smaller Foodprint

Water is the First Medicine

Re-imaging our Relationship with nature

The Call to Discipleship

Listening to the Heartbeat of God

Nine days of daily reflection.

Charism Alive! CSJ Mission and Values

Charism Alive! CSJ Mission and Values is a November 23, 2020 recording of a presentation for staff and volunteers working with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto and Fontbonne Ministries. It highlights the Sisters’ history as a religious congregation and explains how their mission and legacy shape the work staff and volunteers do today. This was the first event for the year-long celebration of the 170th anniversary of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto.

Our presenter, Beth Johnson, joins us with a wealth of experience and insight into the Congregation’s charism and mission as the past Executive Director of Mission Integration, Volunteer and Visitor Services for Unity Health (Providence Healthcare, St. Michael’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Centre). We welcome Beth Johnson, President & CEO of the Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario (CHSO) as she speaks to us on CSJ mission and values.
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