New Educational Module: “They Cared: Origins of Military Nursing”

Group photo of the nursing module creators, collaborators, and supporters. Photo credit: Ryan McHugh

Montreal, 21 November, 2018 – The Je Me Souviens (JMS) educational project launched a new module entitled “They Cared: Origins of Military Nursing” today at the Montreal General Hospital. Hospital. Consisting of teaching materials, student guides, and a travelling exhibition, it was produced in a collaboration between the RMR Museum and the Montreal General Hospital Foundation.

The JMS project was born from the desire to provide high school teachers with innovative and dynamic tools to better teach the new Quebec history curriculum. These modules are intended to make history more accessible and more engaging for students. The content for JMS modules has been painstakingly curated by Quebec social studies high school teachers and is aligned with the current Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur curriculum.

JMS was officially launched in September 2018 and since then, 30+ schools have used JMS materials and 10,066 students have been exposed to JMS materials across the province.

Chantal Claborough, the teacher who has produced the content for the JMS educational modules, posing with one of the six panels from the travelling exhibition. Photo credit: Ryan McHugh

“This latest module explores the important but frequently underappreciated contribution that Canadian military nurses made during World War 1,” says Andrew Molson, Chairman, Montreal General Hospital Foundation and Honorary Colonel of the RMR.

Visitors to the launch heard from the educator who created the materials, the nurse who provided the technical expertise, the historian who packaged the materials for the students, and a current serving military nurse (who has deployed to Afghanistan twice) provided her perspective on how the original military nurses paved the way.

Visitor browsing the JMS nursing module travelling exhibition. Photo credit: Ryan McHugh

The new nursing module can be viewed here and the travelling exhibition can be reserved by emailing

Je Me Souviens (JMS) is a Canada Company education program created in collaboration with The Royal Montreal Regiment (RMR) Foundation and le Royal 22ieme Regiment (R22eR). Providing free teaching materials to supplement the new Quebec history curriculum and to help students have a greater knowledge of Quebec’s role in military conflicts throughout the last 100+ years, and ultimately to help them understand the long-term impacts of war upon all facets of our peaceful society: