From the Vancouver Sun:
1639: The Ursuline Nuns establish a school for girls in Quebec.
1663: 775 French orphan girls and young women are sent to New France under the banner "Filles du Roi" to marry settlers.
1737: Marguerite d'Youville founds the Grey Nuns order in Montreal.
1783: Mohawk Molly Brant was given a house in (now) Kingston, Ontario and pension by the British government for service and loyalty to the Crown during the American Revolution.
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