Courtesy: Charles Trinque Collection
Father Marrocco would become a key figure in the Institute of Social Action (ISA) in 1949, inspiring and challenging his students. He was well prepared. He had travelled to Antigonish to study the co-operative methods being taught at St. Francis Xavier University, and he also assisted immigrants, orphans and displaced persons in his capacity as Director of Immigration at the International Refugee Organization. Touched by the plight of new immigrants, he also worked with the federal government from 1948 to 1950 to develop citizenship training materials. He himself was the son of immigrants and had known poverty.