Expansion in Canada: 1881 – 1958

Loretto Convent and School in Sedley SaskatchewanLoretto Convent and School in Sedley SaskatchewanTeresa Dease, Superior General from 1881, died in 1889 and is buried at Niagara Falls, a spot she loved. The invitations to serve the needs of towns and cities outside of Ontario came from the Canadian west, from Saskatchewan, first of all, with an invitation to begin a foundation in 1921 in Sedley, a small prairie town which, with its neighbouring farming communities, contributed many new members to the Loretto community in Canada. The Institute spread to Saskatoon, Regina, Weyburn and Estevan, and in 1958 continued to move west to British Columbia, with the establishment of a small community in Vancouver.

Today, IBVM sisters minister in Saskatoon, Regina, Weyburn & Estevan. In Ontario the community is located in Toronto, Guelph and Niagara Falls; the ministry of the community is still to serve the needs of the times, wherever and however these are perceived.