Temporary Gallery

Capital Healers: Ottawa’s Health Care Story
May 17, 2024 – April, 2024

Capital Healers, through a series of biographical and institutional sketches, explores and sheds light on the people, organizations, and events that helped shape health care in Ottawa from time immemorial, through the construction of the Rideau Canal and the early days of Bytown, to the opening of the Ottawa Civic Hospital in 1924. This early history laid the foundation for Ottawa becoming home today to some of the nation’s leading health care institutions.