News

July 13, 2010
Heating Homes – Saving The Planet

The inability to pay for utility costs is the second highest reason for homelessness. This is why Sisters of Providence are members of the steering committee with the Low Income Energy Network (LIEN) in Toronto. 

April 29, 2010
Awakening the Dreamer, changing the Dream
Awakening the Dreamer, changing the Dream

The workshop delivered on its promise to disturb, inspire and force real action on environmental sustainability.

April 21, 2010
ISARC Social Audit – taking the pulse of our city
ISARC Social Audit – taking the pulse of our city

It was exactly eight years ago this month — well before I started working here at Heathfield — that I arrived at the Vincentian Room to meet other local volunteers. The occasion? Sister Pailine Lally, heading up the Justice & Peace Office, had organized a “social audit” of the Kingston community for the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC).

April 21, 2010
Time running out to save prison farms
Time running out to save prison farms

Time is running out to save prison farms. In a few months, the Frontenac Institution dairy herd will be auctioned off. This herd genetically dates back to the 1800’s and when it’s sold, the decision to close Canada’s prison farms is virtually irreversible.

December 31, 2009
350 Climate Change
350 Climate Change

350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide, measured in parts per million in our atmosphere. It’s the number humanity needs to avoid runaway climate change. Read more about the involvement of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul to encourage real change. This photo was taken at the “Fill the Hill” event in Ottawa on Oct. 25th.

December 7, 2009
Canada's Prison Farms
Canada's Prison Farms

These activities have one thing in common: All lower blood pressure, relax us, and make us feel better about being alive. We are hard-wired to connect with our fellow creatures, and pet owners in this country — who spend $4 billion annually on their animal companions — know it.

November 8, 2009
Save our Prison Farms
Save our Prison Farms

Farmers, religious and social groups have formed a national campaign to try to prevent the closing of Canada’s prison farm program.

November 8, 2009
Canadian author visits Kingston
Canadian author visits Kingston

Margaret Atwood, arguably Canada’s best-known writer, appeared on September 23 at a Private Reception in the Davies Lounge of the Grand Theatre for a local Kingston group, the Community Harvest Working Group (CHWG).

September 18, 2009
Prison Farm Closures

News Release
For immediate release
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009

Looming prison farm closing demands immediate action

June 25, 2009
Faith exchange with students
Faith exchange with students

The Sisters of Providence made a return visit to Belleville high school St. Theresa Secondary as part of the annual conference hosted by the school’s Renaissance Society.

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