The role of the Archives of the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa (ASCO) is to document the history of the community since its foundation in 1845. The documents preserved in the Archives describe the health care, education and social ministries in Canada as well as in the missions Ad gentes. The archives ensure a leadership role in the preservation, management and promotion of the documented patrimony of the Congregation. In this way, the Archives attest to the breadth of the legacy entrusted by our Foundress, Mother Élisabeth Bruyère. This service evolves on a continual basis in order to remain the venue of living memory for the members of the community and a reference centre for the general public.
The consultation room is open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Please call for an appointment.
God’s will has nourished my life and rooted me in Bytown.
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Jesus is on every shore where the eyes of faith can see him.