This is an unofficial archived version of The St. Paul's Home Incorporation Act
as enacted by SM 1990-91, c. 1 on November 14, 1990.

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R.S.M. 1990, c. 174

The St. Paul's Home Incorporation Act

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WHEREAS there existed in the Province of Manitoba a charitable order known as Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate and the order owned and operated a home for the aged and infirm at the Town of Dauphin, in Manitoba, under the name of St. Paul's Home;

AND WHEREAS a petition was presented praying for the incorporation of St. Paul's Home;

AND WHEREAS that prayer was granted, and resulted in the enactment of An Act to Incorporate St. Paul's Home, assented to May 4, 1967;

AND WHEREAS the persons hereinafter named were the first members of the corporation:  Mother Frances Byblow, of Toronto, in Ontario, Sister Bernadette Wawryk, of Yorkton, in Saskatchewan, Sister Melita Krawzyk, Sister Nestor Kyba, and Sister Gabriel Yusak, all of Dauphin, Manitoba;

AND WHEREAS the Minister of Justice has caused the Act to be prepared in English and French for re-enactment in accordance with a judgment dated June 13, 1985 and an order dated November 4, 1985 of the Supreme Court of Canada;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:



St. Paul's Home (hereinafter referred to as "the corporation") is continued as a corporation consisting of those persons who are members of the corporation on the coming into force of this Act and such other persons as become members of the said order and who are admitted as members of the corporation in accordance with the by-laws thereof.



The objects of the corporation are the establishment, management, and maintenance of the institution in the Town of Dauphin, in the Province of Manitoba, known as the St. Paul's Home, and other works of charity and mercy, and the continuance of the work carried on at the said Town of Dauphin under the said name by the said Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate.



The corporation has all the powers necessary to do such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of its objects, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the power to

(a) acquire by gift, devise, purchase, exchange, lease, or otherwise real or personal property of any and every nature and kind whatsoever, and possess, hold and enjoy it as owner;

(b) sell, mortgage, lease, exchange, or otherwise deal with or dispose of its real and personal property or any portion of either and with the proceeds thereof acquire other real and personal property to such extent as may be deemed advisable or desirable, and make and execute all necessary and proper conveyances, transfers, or other instruments for carrying the transactions into effect;

(c) invest all or any sums of money belonging to the corporation in any property or security whatsoever for the use and purpose of the corporation;

(d) acquire, take possession of, and hold, as the corporation may deem proper, all such property, whether real, personal or mixed as may at any time be mortgaged, hypothecated, or pledged to the corporation by way of security or conveyed to it in satisfaction of obligations or debts due or owing to it from any person, firm or corporation;

(e) borrow from any person, firm, or corporation such sums of money as may be found necessary for the purposes of the corporation and secure any loan to the lender by bonds, debentures, bills of exchange, promissory notes, mortgages, or any other instruments that may be required or deemed necessary or advisable by the lender;

(f) acquire, by gifts, purchase, or otherwise, or build, erect, and enlarge, and manage and conduct all such hospitals, homes for the aged and infirm, halls, houses, and other buildings as may be found or deemed necessary or convenient for carrying on the objects of the corporation, and do all such things as may be deemed necessary to attain all such objects;

(g) fix, charge, and collect fees for any services rendered by the corporation and for the board and lodging of students and patients; and

(h) make and enter into treaties, contracts, and arrangements for affiliating with the corporation any other corporation having similar objects.

Use of revenue


The revenues, issues, and profits of all property held by the corporation shall be applied to the maintenance of its members and of the institutions carried on by it; to the construction and repair of buildings and the acquisition of property requisite for its purposes and to the promotion of works of charity and benevolence.

Head office


The head office of the corporation shall be at the Town of Dauphin or such other place in the Province of Manitoba as may be determined by by-law.



The corporation may establish and maintain branches and in connection therewith may appoint subordinate officers with such powers and tenure of office as may be deemed advisable.



The corporation may make by-laws, rules, orders, and regulations for the government and proper administration of the property, affairs, and interest of the corporation and may repeal and amend them, including by-laws, rules, orders, and regulations for the determination, election, or appointment of officers, the enforcement of discipline and the admission and retirement of members, the appointment, deposition, or removal of any person as a member of the corporation or bearing office therein, and generally for the internal government of affairs of the corporation.

Rules to continue


The rules and regulations of the said order, with such modifications as the circumstances require, shall be the rules and regulations of the corporation until changed by by-law and no by-law shall be valid or take effect unless or until it has been approved by the provincial superior to the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate.



The corporation may appoint one or more attorneys for the transaction of its business.

Execution of documents


All transfers, deeds of sale, leases, mortgages, and other documents shall be executed with the seal of the corporation, attested by the signatures or signature of its officers or directors in accordance with the provisions of the by-laws of the corporation in that behalf.

Operations of corporation


The corporation may operate any industry that may help to maintain its institutions, and may bargain and sell the products thereof in accordance with the laws of the province.

NOTE:  This Act replaces S.M. 1966-67, c. 104.