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Nursing Sisters' Memorial

Type: Document

The Nursing Sisters' Memorial is located in the Hall of Honour in the centre block on Parliament Hill. The sculptor was Mr. G.W. Hill, R.C.A., of Montréal. The completed panel was mounted in the Hall of Honour during the summer of 1926. In the Programme given at the presentation on Parliament Hill, the artist interprets the sculptured panel.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Facts on Canada's Nursing Sisters

Type: Document

Canada's Nursing Sisters have a legacy of military service that dates back to 1885, when for the first time, Canadian nurses were part of the medical team to care for soldiers wounded during the North-West Rebellion. This page briefly describes the Nursing Sisters' history from its beginnings to their involvemetn in current peacekeeping missions.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

The Second World War

Type: Document

When Canada join World War II, the nursing service was expanded to all three branches of the military; Navy, Army and Air Force. Each branch had its own distinctive uniform and working dress, while all wore the Nursing Sister's white veil and were commissioned officers. The Sisters travelled overseas by ship in convoys, running the gauntlet of German submarine action in the North Atlantic.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

From Colony to Country - Canadian Military History: An Overview - Women - Women and War

Type: DocumentImage

Short bibliography on the important role of women in military history. Lists French and English resources, which provide details on the role of women during war. This resource is part of "From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History."

Site: Library and Archives Canada

History of the Nursing Sisters' Association of Canada

Type: Document

Like many other national organizations, the Nursing Sisters' Association of Canada has developed from a multitude of local and regional groups. In 1924, the local groups join together and became the "Canadian Nurses' Association", a group that remains in existence to this day.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Canadian Women Serving Overseas - Second World War

Type: Sound

Radio clip from 1943 describes how Canadian women serving as Wrens, CWACs, WDs and Nursing Sisters make the most of rough conditions away from home.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

This Week in History: Archives: Patients and Devotion: Georgina Fane Pope

Type: Document

In January of 1998, Parks Canada introduced a weekly Web Site named This Week in History, which presents a variety of events that have shaped Canada’s past, present and future. These short texts are summaries, not complete histories, meant to entice the reader to explore Canadian history. Search by keyword or by title.

Site: Parks Canada

Nursing Sisters who lost their Lives

Type: Document

This list of nursing sisters who died serving in the two world wars links to personal information, description of military service and details about their gravesites. Some links include pictures and memoribilia and drawing and location of grave plot.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Hospitals

Type: Document

Hospitals in New France were founded and maintained by religious orders of the Roman Catholic church. The cost of the institutions was borne by the state, in return for which officers, soldiers and sailors received free care, food and medicine.

Site: National Defence

The First World War

Type: Document

3,141 Canadian nurses volunteered their services during World War I. Medical units were set up in hospitals, Casualty Clearing Stations and hospital ships. By the end of the First World War, 46 Nursing Sisters had given their lives.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada