admin Uncategorized October 17, 2019
The entrance to Institut Jeanne D’Arc, with the Sign above the door, Sparrow building. Agence Parcs Canada / Parks Canada Agency, M. Trépanier, 1985.

Founded 1919 in Ottawa, the Sisters of L’Institut Jeanne d’Arc were the only francophone order of women in Ontario. The women’s order dedicated itself to the improvement of the economic opportunities of women arriving to work in Ottawa, and sought to give women the means to progress beyond the typical female jobs of the time. Despite being a francophone community, it maintained a policy of accepting women despite religion or nationality, allowing women from all walks of life to meet, with twelve nations being represented among the women present during the early 2000s.

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