Deelarchief F01-SF17 - Associates Program sous-fonds

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Associates Program sous-fonds

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CA ON00279 F01-SF17

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101 cm of textual documents
5 photographs: col; 16 x 11 cm

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(1989-)

Institutionele geschiedenis

An Associate is a layperson who has made a commitment to the charism of a religious community. Both Associates and Sisters are called to the same mission and charism, yet they are distinctly different. Where Sisters take perpetual vows to live out the charism in religious community, Associates hold individual vocations to live out the charism, but do not take vows.

On July 9th, 1987, the Sisters of St. Joseph in London approved the movement towards having an Associates Program complete with a candidate process and formal training process. The program began on April 4th, 1989, in London, Ontario. The Associates Program was originally founded by Sister Doreen Kraemer and later administered by Sister Janet Zadorsky. After Sister Janet Zadorsky ended her involvement with administering the Associates Program, as of April 2017, two associates were given stipends by the Associates to serve as mentors for two years, during a bridging stage. They prepared a document, “Midwives to Our Future,” and after this, the Associate program evolved away from the Sisters being directly involved. The program is now autonomous but still connected through a Congregational liaison, but the Associates make their own decisions.

The Associates Program currently (as of 2022) has an Associate Leadership Circle with a representative from each of the areas: London, Sarnia, Windsor-Chatham, Simcoe-Woodstock, and Zaña, Peru. There are Animators for each region who assist with spiritual development. There is a Core Team who look after business matters, including event planning. Together, these form the Joint Animating and Core Team. Every leader has a term of two to three years. There is also a congregational liaison who provides a communication channel between the Associates and the Congregational Leadership Circle. Members are recruited by means of a “seekers” process and are provided with instruction and allowed to discern their commitment over a two-year period, at the end of which there is a “charism connection” ceremony, and they are given a pin and sign an agreement. There are two annual events held: a retreat, and the Annual General Gathering. As well, there is a representative who attends Federation meetings of Associates from Hamilton, London, Peterborough, Pembroke, Toronto, and Sault Ste. Marie.

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Bereik en inhoud

This sous-fonds contains directories, newspaper clippings, financial records, correspondence, presentation talking points, photographs, photo albums, promotional materials, a survey, handbooks, crafts, history timelines, meeting minutes, and reports. These records relate to the administration and operation of the Associates Program.

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The records in this sous-fonds were transferred from the Associates office to the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada archives in the summer of 2019.

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The records are located in offsite storage in London, Ontario.

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The Archives reserves the right to restrict access to the collection depending on the condition of the archival material, the amount of material requested, and the purpose of the research. The use of certain materials may also be restricted for reasons of privacy or sensitivity, or under a donor agreement. Access restrictions will be applied equally to all researchers and reviewed periodically. No researcher will be given access to any materials that contain a personal information bank such as donor agreements or personnel records, or to other proprietary information such as appraisals, insurance valuations, or condition reports.

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Permission to study archival records does not extend to publication or display rights. The researcher must request this permission in writing from the Archives.

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Further accruals are expected.

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Datering van aanmaak, herziening of verwijdering

September 19, 2022
September 24, 2022

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Bronnen

Dan Stockman, ‘Growing Number of Associates Partner with Religious Communities to Quench Spiritual Thirst,’ https://www.globalsistersreport.org/news/trends/growing-number-associates-partner-religious-communities-quench-spiritual-thirst-41071, accessed 2020/11/3.

OLVM Sisters, ‘Carol Zinn - Associates,’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_Jb9kWxVBE, accessed 2021/3/20.

Judy Wirch, Sandy Bell Cameron, Marg Maheu, pers. comm., 2022.

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Bergplaats

  • Doos: F01-SF17 Associates Program Box 1
  • Doos: F01-SF17 Associates Program Box 2
  • Doos: F01-SF17 Associates Program Box 3