|The Religious men and women are organized into "Provinces". The Salesian Works in Canada exist in two groups. The Province of St. Joseph for the Salesians and the Province of Our-Lady-Of-The-Cape for the Salesian
Sisters. Each province is made up of a group of communities spread over a specific territory animated by a Provincial
The aim of our works is the education of the young. Don Bosco lived a typical pastoral experience in his first Oratory
(Youth Center) which was:
- a house that welcomes
- a parish that evangelizes
- a school that prepares for life
- a playground to meet friends and to live with
These characteristics constitute in some way a point of reference for all Salesian
Specific characteristics of the Salesians of Don Bosco in Canada:
The Salesians established their mission in Canada in 1947. They are now present mainly in parishes and schools in British
Colombia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.
The Salesian Sisters (Daughters of Mary Help of
Christians) arrived in Canada in 1953.
They are present in New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario.
We deeply respect the diversity of languages and ethnic and cultural origins that makes up
Wherever we are, we try to facilitate the educational formation and evangelization of young people.