Congrégation de Notre-Dame
The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the first women's suffrage in Canada. For this reason Canada History Week has chosen to make it this year’s theme.
In this spirit, the Congrégation de Notre-Dame wishes to participate in this event by providing information on the history of the struggle for women’s right to vote in Canada and particularly in Quebec.
You will find below the names and photos of three former Congrégation de Notre-Dame students who campaigned for women’s rights.
Prize-winning video: This week our local newspaper carried a good news announcement of a prize-winning video produced by students at Leo Hayes High School where Sister Karen Kelly, CND, is a teacher and also the Safe-Grad program coordinator. The contest focused on the topic of responsible use of alcohol and was open to all high schools in the province. The prize was worth $1300 in money but worth much more in the value of its message. The students recounted the difficult story of a young man from their school who lost his life this past year; his younger brother speaks candidly about the dangers of binge drinking and drinking games. Sister Karen’s constant work and presence with these young people is widely recognized and noted here in our city. Congratulations to all! The video may be viewed on the following site: https://vimeo.com/164613268
Eleanor McCloskey, CND
Montreal, 15 June, 2016
Sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame de Montréal coming from eight countries will gather in General Chapter this summer in Cornwall, Ontario, from August 11 to 29, 2016. In the course of this meeting, they will discuss major orientations that will set the direction of the Congregation for the next five years, and they will elect a new leadership team.