BUILDING SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY LIFE

Building Social and Community Life
The Letter C anadians have established a variety of clubs and organizations to enrich community life and assist those in need. This theme focuses on the great variety of these social constructs - temporary and long-lasting, formal and informal, independent and allied with the government. There are four sub-themes.

Community Organization

Communities sometimes established mutual benefit organizations. Examples include the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), which supported a greater role for women in employment, higher education and public service and the Monument Lefebvre in New Brunswick, a symbol of Acadian cultural revival.
Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - Supported an Enlarged Role for Women in Employment
Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)
Supported an Enlarged Role for Women in Employment

Religious Institutions

The imprint of religion on Canadian life and society are the focus of this sub-theme. Commemorations include the Grey Nuns' Convent in St.Boniface, Manitoba, which acted as an early hospital and school, and the Jesuit Fathers, who have been missionaries and educators in Canada since 1625. This sub-theme also recognizes the importance of a particular site, person or event to a community's culture, as seen at the Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal Church, a chapel associated with Underground Railroad refugee settlement. Churches commemorated solely for their architectural value are not included under this sub-theme. Jesuit Fathers Jean-de-Brébeuf Statue, Quebec - Missionaries and Educators since 1625
Farmers' Bank of Rustico, Prince Edward Island - One of First Cooperative Banks
Farmers' Bank of Rustico, Prince Edward Island
One of First Cooperative Banks
Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal Church, Ontario - Stone Chapel Associated with Underground Railroad
Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal Church, Ontario
Stone Chapel Associated with Underground Railroad

National Historic Sites Of Canada System Plan

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