In 1949, 10 Italian sisters arrived in Quebec to bring the work of Sister Marie Clarac to Canada. In May 1954, inspired by the Marist Brothers and driven by her own faith and vitality, Sister Anselme Marie Parisotto, along with her fellow sisters, acquired two properties in Montreal-North, on Gouin Boulevard, for the purpose of creating a school. In the summer of 1954, they also established a summer camp. By the end of the year, the Community was staffed by 19 sisters. This marked the debut of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary in Canada. Today, the Sisters of Charity are more active than ever. Their work here includes running three nursing homes, set up by the Congregation in Montreal.

Institutions and services

  • Nursery school and kindergarten
  • Primary and secondary school
  • Hospital
  • Seniors’ residences
  • Sisters’ residence
  • Holiday camp for youths
  • Holiday centre for seniors
  • Parish ministry

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National statistics

  • Capital:
  • Ottawa
  • GDP per capita ($):
  • 43 100
  • Population:
  • 34 834 841
  • Public spending on education (%PIB):
  • 5,2
  • Density:
  • 3,5 hab./km2
  • Rate of postsecondary education (%):
  • 59,1
  • Number of physicians (per 1000 pop.):
  • Health expenditure per capita:

The statistics vary between the years 2010 and 2015. Source:

Contact information

Mother Marie-Josée Marcoux
Provincial Superior

3530, boul. Gouin East
Montreal (Quebec) H1H 1B7

Tel: 514-322-1161

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