In 1988, our organization was started by by Andrée Menard, a missionary sister of the Immaculate Conception, and three young immigrants who were involved in the project. The name PROMIS is a combination of the terms promotion, integration, and new society, symbolizing its mission to help new immigrants through the challenges of integrating into their host society.
On January 17, 1989, thanks to our first board of directors (which was made up of just five members), the organization was officially founded and received its patent letter. Since then, PROMIS has been gradually developing and expanding its services according to the needs of its immigrant clientele.
Since 1953, the Maria-Goretti Residence has offered short-, medium-, and long-term stays for both local and foreign women. Its purpose is to provide a safe, comfortable, and friendly environment.
Today, this PROMIS lodging service includes 220 rooms across five floors.