Meeting October 17, 2015 History of Canadian Nurses Association

September 29, 2015

The next meeting of the Margaret M. Allemang Society will feature the following:


Speaker: MICHAEL J. VILLENEUVE who will show the video he prepared for the CNA Centennial Meeting in June 2008 and reflect on the development of the CNA centennial history book


Date: Saturday October 15, 2015 at 3 pm (following the AGM at 2 pm)

Place: Locke Public Library 3083 Yonge Street, Toronto (south east corner of Yonge and Lawrence)


Michael J. Villeneuve has had more than thirty five years experience in health care with roles in nursing clinical practice, education, research, administration and policy. He currently is the program lead for the Master in Nursing program in Health Systems Leadership and Administration at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. He also leads his own health policy consulting firm (Michael Villeneuve Associates).


Non-members welcome


AGM and Lecture October 16, 2010

June 28, 2010

The Margaret M. Allemang Society for the History of Nursing

is pleased to announce the following illustrated talk

Polio and Religion in 1950s Canada

by Ginny Bodsworth


Date: Saturday October 16, 2010

Time: 3 pm (following the AGM at 2 pm)

Place: University Women’s Club, 162 St. George St. Toronto (corner of St. George and Huron close to the St. George subway.  Limited parking rear of building)

Ginny Bodsworth is a historian, teacher, and artist.  She recently obtained her Master’s degree in History from York University (working with Kathryn McPherson). The focus of her Master’s degree was the affect of religion on people’s attitudes and responses to polio in 1950s Canada.

All are welcome to this free lecture.     Refreshments provided.

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.

Upcoming Meeting and AGM

July 29, 2008

Advance Notice of Next Allemang Society Meeting

Date:  Saturday September 26th, 2009.

Time:  AGM at 2pm followed by illustrated talk at 3pm 

Speaker: Christina Bates, historian, Canadian Museum of Civilization 

Topic:  Starched White Bibs: Moulding the Student Nurse’s Body, Behaviour and Identity  

Place:  Health Sciences Building, University of Toronto, 155 College Street, Room 100.  The nearest subway is Queens Park. There is  parking at College/McCaul.

Members and non-members welcome