Welcome to the Website of the Archive of the Jesuits in Canada

Jesuits have been active in Canada in education, intellectual ministry, parish ministry, Spiritual Exercises ministry and work for social justice from 1611 to 1809 and from 1842 until the present day. The Archive constitutes the living memory of their apostolic activity and personal lives.

Founded in 1848 at Collège Ste-Marie in Montreal by Félix Martin, S.J., the Jesuit Archive holds a few documents dating from the French Régime in North America, however, the bulk of the archival holdings were created in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Archive Library offers a collection of works by and about Jesuits in Canada. They are available for consultation on site.

The Archive has a collection of art and artefacts. Some are exhibited in the Félix Martin Reading Room.

The Archive holds the documents of the Province of the Jesuits in English Canada http://jesuits.ca and of the Province of the Jesuits in French Canada http://www.jesuites.org .