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The primary purpose of the archives is to centralize, arrange, describe, and preserve the documentary heritage of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto. As the first Canadian foundation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, our archives maintain records that reflect the origin, history, spirit and growth of the congregation in Toronto and across Canada.


Research Inquiries

Our archives make accessible, when appropriate, the historical records of the congregation upon the completion of a researcher agreement form. Initial inquiries should be made in writing either by email or by regular post to the attention of the archivist. General or family history research will be provided by staff.

Online Exhibit - A Legacy of Caring: Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto

This online exhibit highlights our health care history. Between 1857 and 1925, our congregation set up six health care institutions across Canada. A Legacy of Caring features historical photos and information from the congregational archives, illustrating how we have always responded to serve those who are sick, poor and vulnerable.

Out of deep respect for those who have cared for these lands since time immemorial, we are committed to tread lightly on the land, protect water as sacred, and affirm our desire for right relations with all Indigenous Peoples. - From our CSJ Land Acknowledgement

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