The Archives of the Scarboro Foreign Mission Society are responsible for the arrangement, description, and preservation of the documentary heritage of the Society. These records reflect the internal development of the Society as well as the external engagements of the Society.

For more information, please contact:

Secretary General
2685 Kingston Road
Scarborough, Ontario M1M 1M4
Phone: 416-261-7125

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A five-part commemorative slideshow was created using archival photographs and records to mark the 100thAnniversary of Scarboro Missions. “Moments in History” provides an overview of the Society’s rich history, which begins on November 9th, 1918, when Fr. John Mary Fraser founded the China Mission College in Almonte, Ontario.

The slideshow comes in the following five parts:

Part 1: Beginnings and the China mission

Part 2: War and expansion beyond China

Part 3: Continued expansion, collaboration with laity, and a commitment to social justice issues

Part 4: Missions, celebrations, and a commitment to interfaith dialogue

Part 5: Mission closings, and the future of the Society and its legacy


Photo Gallery

The Scarboro Missions Archives holds a collection of over 300 glass lantern slides. These were used by Father John Fraser to promote missionary work in China after founding the China Mission College in Almonte, Ontario in 1918. The slides record Father Fraser’s impressions of China from 1908 to the 1930s, as well as testify to the message he wished to convey to the Catholic people of Canada.