Living legacy


In 2008, Catholic health care providers in Alberta took a bold step forward, bringing 12 Catholic health care organizations across 11 communities together to form Covenant Health. TThe new organization, serving across the health continuum at 16 facilities in communities across the province, were united in a deep, enduring mission of compassionate care. In coming together, Covenant Health built on the 155-year legacy of our Founding Sisters. These visionary women advocated and cared for the most destitute people in their communities at critical points in Alberta’s history and laid down the foundation for the health care system we have today. From the beginning, Covenant Health was focussed on embracing this deep sense of purpose and creating our own legacy of transformational service to Albertans for generations to come. Our goals were clear—to renew a vibrant vision for Catholic health care in Alberta, to speak with a strong, unified voice for those in greatest need, and to leverage our strengths to add value to the system and be of greater service to the province. Along the way, we have grown into a family. Together with Covenant Care and Covenant Living, we are united in our living legacy, bringing many voices and gifts to one mission.  


Sisters of Charity continue to live out their calling at Youville Home. Learn how several Women Religious provide care and spiritual support to continuing care residents.

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Margie Harper died at age 97 at Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital in Castor. It was where she started her nursing career decades earlier. Read about how the Daughters of Wisdom, who founded the hospital in 1911, gave Margie an education and inspired her life’s vocation of nursing.

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A tribute to the Catholic sisters who founded the health care system in Alberta.