Nurses’ Week Celebration May 11, 2013

March 21, 2013

The Allemang Society and Christie Gardens Residence will host an afternoon tea on Saturday May 11, 2013 to celebrate Nurses’ Week.

Place: Christie Gardens, 602 Melita Crescent, Toronto in the auditorium (lower level)

Time: 2 pm

As part of the event, there will be a short presentation, in pictures, on the history of the Toronto General Hospital and Sick Kids Nursing Schools, the first two nursing schools in Toronto.

Invitations will be mailed to members in April, guests are welcome.

Save the Date: Spring Meeting/Book Launch

March 19, 2012


Allemang Spring Meeting/Book Launch

 In honor of Carol Helmstadter’s new co-authored book with Dr. Judith Godden, Nursing before Nightingale,1815-1899, please join us for tea at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto on,

 Friday May 4rd, 2012

from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

AGM and Lecture November 19, 2011

October 8, 2011

The Margaret Allemang Society for the History of Nursing

is pleased to announce an illustrated talk


Jaime Lapeyre

Setting the Stage: the Formation of an Influential Network of Nurse Leaders


Date: Saturday November 19, 2011

Time: 3 pm following AGM at 2 pm

Place; 205 Frederick Street, Toronto, 2nd floor Party Room

Directions: The closest subway station is King Street. 205 Frederick Street is opposite the St. James Campus of George Brown College (Adelaide Street).  Visitor parking is available.



Jaime Lapeyre RN, PhD candidate teaches at the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.  As background to her talk she notes that the immediate post World War 1 period witnessed one of the greatest public health crises of the 20th century – the influenza pandemic of 1918 – an event that highlighted the lack of well-trained health workers capable of providing public health relief. The need for public health nurses would set off an international debate among nurse leaders regarding the proper training of such nurses. Jaime’s talk explores the influence of the formation of a network of American nurse leaders on this debate.  She will illustrate her talk with photographs.


Non-members welcome

Refreshments will be served



Spring 2011 Event

April 5, 2011

The Allemang Society and Christie Gardens Residence

in celebration of Nurses’ Week will host an


Date: Saturday May 14, 2011 at 2 pm

Place: Christie Gardens 602 Melita Crescent, Toronto


Christie Street entrance – just north of Dupont, go down ramp to enter.

Melita Crescent entrance – one block north of Dupont to Lambert Lodge Avenue, turn left (west) to Melita Crescent. Take another left into front entrance.

By Subway/Bus

Take Bloor subway to St. George Station, transfer to Dupont bus. Get off at Christie Street, cross to west side and walk north.

R.S.V.P to Dorothy Wylie by May 8th. 416 367 5427 or

Members and guests welcome

Meeting April 2010

January 18, 2010

The Margaret Allemang Society is pleased to announce an upcoming meeting on Saturday April 24th, 2010 at 3 pm

Speaker: Joyce MacQueen

Title: Nursing in a Northern Ontario one-industry town 1933-1974: Forty-two nurses tell their story

Place: to be announced

Nurse historian Joyce MacQueen, chair of the Sudbury Nursing History Group, will base her discussion on interviews with Sudbury nurses.  As lead researcher, she  spearheaded this five year oral history project now successfully concluded.  The project was supported by the Allemang Society and local Sudbury benefactors.

Admission is free. Non-members are welcome.