About I.C.H.S. Alumnae Toronto Chapter

In the Fall of 1977, Sr. Maureen Clare arrived in Toronto to plant a mustard seed.  She spearheaded the formation of the Toronto Chapter of the ICHS Alumnae Association to foster a spirit of sisterhood and to promote loyalty and interest in the general welfare of ICHS.

 

At that time the school was in need of help and with a large number of old girls relocated to Toronto, she thought it would be a good place to plant her idea. She was right!  Sister held three meetings in the homes of Sadie Wong, Marjorie Lyn, and Adrienne Aarons.  Sister's enthusiasm was contagious, so on June 12, 1978 the Toronto Chapter was born with Sadie Wong as its official Convenor. 

 

The constitution of the Jamaica Chapter was used as the basis of the new chapter's own constitution and on June 19, 1978, the Toronto Chapter of the ICHS Alumnae Association was registered with the Government of Ontario as a non-profit social organization.

 

On July 28,1978, we held our first dinner/dance at the Holy Spirit Church Hall. The dance was a huge success. This was the start of a line of fund raisers, not only for ICHS but for many other Jamaican Alumni Associations.

 

"The Ad Astra Per Aspera newsletter" was established in 1988. Currently, it is published annually and circulated to over 400 Toronto Chapter alumnae.

 

 Thank you Sister Maureen Clare, your mustard seed fell on good ground.

 

 

Our Proud Accomplishments

Assisting in purchasing a School Bus

Provided funding for the Breakfast programme, scholarships, school fees, books, equipment, garden tools, etc.

2018-2019, Together with all the Chapters, we rebuilt the Food & Nutrition Labs

Our Objectives
  • To partner with the Immaculate Conception High School, Kingston, Jamaica to maintain it's standard of being a world class educational institution.

  • To foster professional, academic and social links between all ICHS Alumnae and its school community.

  • To contribute and assist in local Community charitable work.

  • Engage Alumnae and friends in collaborative work to make dreams a reality.