Community services in Quebec

In the greater Montreal area, the list of the works of The Grey Nuns of Montreal is very long. For close to three centuries, the Grey Nuns have devoted themselves to the deprived and marginalized, those who have sometimes been called the poor, invalids, orphans, the ill. They have also founded major institutions such as Notre-Dame Hospital, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, The Montreal Heart Institute, The Marguerite d’Youville Institute, The Nazareth Institute for the blind, and a large number of houses for the poor, orphans, the elderly and people with loss of autonomy, etc.  As of today, these institutions either have been closed or their administration has been transferred to the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

In 2003, Marguerite d’Youville was made a laureate of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame for her extraordinary contribution to the improvement of quality of life through the founding of around a hundred establishments: hospitals, schools, and community health organizations.

Works of the Grey Nuns (partial list) with year of founding

  • Beauharnois Hospice, Beauharnois, 1861
  • Châteauguay School, Châteauguay, 1883
  • Côte-des-Neiges School, Montreal, 1863
  • Couvent de Saint Conrad, Montreal East, 1951
  • Couvent Saint Benoît, Deux Montagnes, 1854
  • Home Economics School, Mother House, Montreal, 1905
  • Lajemmerais Home, Varennes, 1859
  • Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Montreal, 1949
  • Marguerite d’Youville Institute, Montreal, 1934
  • Mgr Chaumont Institute, Montreal, 1957
  • Nazareth Institute, Montreal, 1861
  • Notre-Dame de l’Espérance Sanatorium, Sainte Agathe, 1914
  • Notre-Dame Hospital, Montreal, 1880
  • Patronage d’Youville, Montreal, 1895
  • Saint Antoine Hospice, Longueuil, 1876
  • Saint Antoine Hospice and Clothing Depot for the Poor, Montreal, 1904
  • Saint Charles Farm, Ville Saint Laurent, 1907
  • Saint Charles Hospice, Montreal, 1877
  • Saint Henri Hospice, Montreal, 1861
  • Saint Jérôme Hospice, St Jérôme, 1888
  • Saint Joseph Hospice, Montreal, 1853
  • Sainte Cunégonde Hospice, Montreal, 1889
  • The Montreal Heart Institute, 1950
  • The Radium Institute, Montreal, 1927