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ArchivesSister reading book


We stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us, as we work to become the change we seek. Our archives are a tangible link to that rich heritage of the spirit and charism of the dedicated women who over the years have striven to bring about the well-being of all of creation, inspiring us to continue this work of transformation.

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada Archives collects, preserves, arranges, describes, and makes accessible the records of enduring value of the congregation. The archives is the permanent repository for all records produced during the course of congregational business and daily activity which must be retained for the life of the organization for legal and regulatory purposes. It is also a rich source of information on the origin, history, spirit, charism and growth of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada, and provides the history of their missions and ministries. The records are in many formats including manuscripts, books, photographs, color transparencies, audiovisual materials, artifacts, and textiles. While the archives are considered private, we are open to requests for information from all who wish to learn about this rich heritage.

The neighbourhood archives contain records related to the founding Congregations in Hamilton, London, Peterborough and Pembroke.

Please click here to    contact us     for information about the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada Archives. 


Our websitesSister Callistus Arnsby


Visit our Omeka site to enjoy the current exhibit on Sister Callistus Arnsby of London. You can listen to her account of surviving the sinking of the Andrea Doria, browse archival photographs, hear her play the piano and organ, and listen to her recollections about the St. Joseph's School of Music.   


Visit our History Pin site to take tours of historical places related to the Sisters of St. Joseph in different parts of the world.   


Visit our site on The Commons on Flickr to enjoy photographs from our archives.   


Visit our Archeion site to see catalogues of our holdings. 



Our publicationsSister waving at boys on bicycles


Download our publications by clicking on the links:   

The Sisters of St. Joseph: Historical London Sites (2014) 

London Historical Sites


The Sisters of St. Joseph: Historical Windsor Sites (2016) 

Windsor Historical Sites


Immaculate Conception Chapel (2017)

Immaculate Conception Chapel


Motherhouse Chapel, Hamilton Ontario (2018)

 Motherhouse Chapel, Hamilton Ontario









Archives rights statementSisters walking in Brazil


The photographs featured on this webpage, as well as the photographs on our linked sites (Omeka, History Pin, The Commons on Flickr, and Archeion) come from the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada Archives. To the best of our knowledge, there are no copyright restrictions associated with them because they are either in the public domain, or the copyright is owned by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada, or there is no known copyright.

These images are intended for private reference and research, and we cannot assume liability for any other use of these photographs. The images must not be altered or manipulated in any way. The images must not be used for commercial purposes. Proper credit must be given when any image is used, as follows:


Images courtesy of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada Archives.

We are committed to observing copyright law. If we have inadvertently infringed on the intellectual property rights of copyright holders with respect to any photographs on our Archives webpage and its linked sites, please don't hesitate to contact us with specific details.


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