Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary
Mother Pierre-Anne Mandato
3435 Gouin Boulevard East
Montreal, Quebec H1B 1B1
Tél. : 514 322-1161

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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 in Canada

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


Our work
Religious training
Primary school
Secondary school
Seniors' residence
Camp Clarac (activities)
Harmonie Nature School
Étoile du Nord Residence in Saint-Donat

National statistics

Capital : Ottawa
Population : 31 500 000
Density : 3.2/km2
Number of physicians (per 1,000 pop.) : 2,1
GDP per capita ($) : 30 936
Public spending on education (% total GDP) : 5,2
Rate of postsecondary education (%) : 59,1

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