Sisters of Charity of Montreal Gray Nuns and Francophone Education

Soeurs Grises ou Soeurs de la Charité de MontréalCATHOLIC WOMEN RELIGIOUS ORDERS (NUNS) WHO TAUGHT IN BILINGUAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN FRANCO-ALBERTAN COMMUNITIES BEFORE 1940

Soeurs Grises ou Soeurs de la Charité de Montréal
(Grey Nuns or Sisters of Charity of Montreal)

LEGAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1738
Location: Section 2, Township 57, Range 25, W 4 Meridian, Legal, AB
This school district was established December 14, 1907. The Soeurs Grises arrived in Legal in 1920 and opened a boarding school and a convent in 1923 (Couvent du Sacré-Coeur). The preliminary list in this section identifies the names of 13 Soeurs Grises who taught in the Legal S.D. No. 1738 before 1940.

Soeur Arcand Educated in St. Albert and Legal, AB

  • Legal S.D. No. 173 (1938-1939)

Soeur Belley Educated at Legal, AB, attended the Calgary Normal School, AB

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1934-1939)

Soeur Blanchette Educated in Gaspésie, PQ, and studied with the Fidèles
Compagnes de Jésus, Lafond, AB

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1938)

*Soeur Corriveau

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1928)

*Soeur Costello

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1928)

Soeur Germaine Côté Studied with the Soeurs Grises, attended the Calgary Normal
School, AB

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1928-1933; 1937-1939) Principal (1928)

Soeur Grégoire Studied with the Soeurs de l’Assomption de Spencer, Mass., attended
the Calgary Normal School, AB

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1925-1936) Principal

Soeur Laforce Educated in Legal, AB, and at the Separate School 103e Street,
Edmonton, AB

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1937)

Soeur Langlois Studied with the Soeurs de la Congrégation de Notre-Dame, St. Jean
d’Iberville, PQ

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1930-1934) Superior

Soeur Lapointe B.A. Université de Montréal and in 1936 was preparing her M.A.

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1936-1938)

Soeur Lemire Studied with the Soeurs de Jésus-Marie, Gravelbourg, SK, and attended
Normal School in Saskatchewan.

Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1931-1938)

Soeur Marguerite Marie Côté

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1939) Principal

Soeur Métivier

  • Legal S.D. No. 1738 (1938-1939) Superior

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Francophone Resources Saskatchewan

francophone resourcesRESOURCES – FRANCOPHONE HISTORY AND EDUCATION AND SASKATCHEWAN

Below you will find a short list  of online resources covering the history of communities established by French-speaking settlers in Saskatchewa.  Click here for Alberta and Manitoba.

  • THE HISTORY OF FRANCOPHONE EDUCATION IN SASKATCHEWAN

See Dr. Richard Julien’s CV.

http://www.usask.ca/education/people/julienr.htm#books

  • SOCIÉTÉ HISTORIQUE DE LA SASKATCHEWAN

The historical society site lists publications on Francophone history and education and provides links to other historical sites.

http://www.societehisto.com/

http://www.societehisto.com/livres_deja_publies_n108_t1446.html

  • ENCYCLOPÉDIE VIRTUELLE DES COMMUNAUTÉS FRANCOPHONES ET ACADIENNES DU CANADA

The site covers various topics on the history, culture, education, and contributions of Francophones in Saskatchewan

http://www.evcfa.ca/saskatchewan

  • THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SASKATCHEWAN

There is a section on French education in Saskatchewan.

http://esask.uregina.ca/entry/french_education_in_saskatchewan.html

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Francophone Resources Manitoba

francophone resourcesRESOURCES – FRANCOPHONE HISTORY AND EDUCATION IN MANITOBA

Below you will find a short list  of online resources covering the history of communities established by French-speaking settlers in Manitoba.  Click here for Alberta and Saskatchewan.

  • THE MANITOBA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

See article by Cornelius J. Jaenen, The French Presence in the West, 1734-1874.

http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/mb_history/24/frenchpresence.shtml

  • LIBRARY, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY

Article by Rosa Bruno-Joffre, Manitoba Schooling in the Canadian Context and the

Building of a Polity: 1919 – 1971

https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/bitstream/1974/437/1/article%201%20newscan.pdf

  • FRANCOPHONE COMMUNITY PROFILE OF MANITOBA

http://www.fcfa.ca/profils/documents/manitoba_en.pdf

  • CBC MANITOBA

Critical Masse.  Stories on the French in Manitoba.

http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/features/criticalmasse/

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Francophone Resources

francophone resources

This section contains a list of on-line resources covering the history of communities established by French-speaking settlers in Alberta, and of the French language newspapers they founded.  There are a few references to on-line resources on the history of Francophone communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan (click the links to see Manitoba and Saskatchewan Resources pages).

ALBERTA FRANCOPHONE HERITAGE

The Alberta Heritage Website has a wide range of historical information on the Francophone’s in Edmonton and Alberta.  The digital archive makes available unpublished manuscripts and out-of print-books; there are slide shows on Edmonton’s past and present, oral histories, Virtual Archives Exhibit housed at Campus Saint-Jean, and a Video on the “patrimoine francophone” by professor emeritus, and playwright France Levasseur -Ouimet.

http://www.abheritage.ca/francoedmonton/index.html

http://www.abheritage.ca/francoedmonton/modern/franco-education_e.html

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophonAlberta./en/sitemap.html

The Heritage website also features brief descriptions of life in communities with a Francophone presence:  Beaumont, Bonnyville, Brosseau, Calgary, Cold Lake, Edmonton, Falher, Girouxville, Lac la Biche, Lamoureux, Legal, Lethbridge, Mallaig, Marie-Reine, Morinville, Plamondon, Rivière-qui-Barre, St. Albert, St. Paul, St.Vincent, Tangent, Therien, Vegreville, and Villeneuve.

  • Beamount

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_beaumont.html

  • Bonnyville

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_bonnyville.html

  • Brosseau

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_brosseau

  • Calgary

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_calgary.html

  • Cold Lake

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_cold_lake.html

  • Edmonton

http://www.abheritage.ca/francoedmonton/historic/index.html

  • Falher

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_falher.html

  • Girouxville

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_girouxville.html

  • Lac la Biche

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_lac_la_biche.html

  • Lamoureux

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_lamoureux.html

  • Legal

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_legal.html

  • Lethbridge

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_lethbridge.html

  • Mallaig

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_mallaig.html

  • Marie- Reine

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_marie_reine.html

  • Morinville

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_morinville.html

  • Plamondon

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_plamondon.html

  • Rivière-qui-Barre

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_riviere_qui_barre.html

  • St. Albert

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_saint_albert.html

  • St. Paul

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_saint_paul.html

  • St. Vincent

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_saint_vincent.html

  • St. Vincent and St. Paul

http://www.abheritage.ca/stvincent-stpaul/st_vincent/index.html

http://www.abheritage.ca/stvincent-stpaul/st_paul/community_education_en.html

  • Tangent

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_tangent.html

  • Therien

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_therien.html

  • Vegreville

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_vegreville.html

  • Villeneuve

http://www.abheritage.ca/francophone/en/people/communities_villeneuve.html

OUR FUTURE OUR PAST

The Alberta Heritage Digitalized Projects. This collection makes accessible books on local and Alberta histories and provides a Bibliographical Index of the Prairie Provinces to 1953.  Using the browsing feature I found, for example, a book on the history of Morinville by Alice Trottier, Faith and tenacity: a history of Morinville

http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/loc_hist/index.htm

http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/loc_hist/toc.aspx?id=1201

ALBERTA ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIA

Heritage Community Foundation, see Index – Alberta Francophone Heritage.  The site includes, for example, a history of the Oblates in Alberta.

http://www.albertasource.ca/

http://www.albertasource.ca/oblatesinthewest/eng/impact/francophone.html

THE LOCAL HISTORY AT THE LIBRARY PROJECT – MORINVILLE

The site contains links to historical facts on Francophone settlers.

http://www.morinvillelibrary.ca/Morinville-History-Links

MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS, ALBERTA

This site includes maps and profiles of Francophone communities in Alberta.

http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/1361.cfm

http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/1350.cfm

THE CAPITAL ATLAS PROJECT

This site contains historical maps of Alberta, references to cultural sites, a picture gallery, and links to Museums in Alberta.

http://capmap.fanweb.ca/

FRENCH LANGUAGE NEWSPAPERS IN ALBERTA

  • L’Ouest Canadien (Edmonton)

Founded in 1898 by Frédéric-Edmond Villeneuve and discontinued in 1900.

http://www.abheritage.ca/francoedmonton/historic/newspaper_e.html

  • Le Courrier de l’Ouest. (Edmonton)

Founded in 1905 by Dr. Philippe Roy and discontinued in 1916.

http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/CDW/

  • Étoile de St. Albert (St. Albert, Alta)

Founded in 1912 and discontinued in 1914.

http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/ESA/

  • L’Union (Edmonton)

Founded in 1918 by V.-E. Ferguenne.  This newspaper lost its popularity after the founding of La Survivance in 1928 and was discontinued in 1929.

http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/UNI/

  • Le Franco-Albertain (Edmonton)

This newspaper replaced La Survivance in1967 and continues to be published.

http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/LFC/

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Bibliographie Partielle

Below is a summary of the published 1985 article written by Yvette Mahé.  A PDF version of the article has been posted below for your convenience.  Please observe the copyright notice, thank you.

educationMahé, Yvette T.M. (1985) Bibliographie partielle des ressources didactiques utilisées dans les écoles bilingues de l’Alberta : 1949 à 1966.  Edmonton, Alta.: Faculté Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, 19 pp.

This document lists the textbooks selected by French Canadian associations to transmit the French language and culture in bilingual school districts in Alberta between 1949 and 1966.  The purpose for creating this list was to encourage libraries and archives to preserve copies of these pedagogical materials for future analysis by other researchers.

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