Our Work

Healing Violence Bursary for Women

IMPORTANT NEWS: With the present economy and the closure of several of our other outreach ministries it has been decided to discontinue this program.

This committee of Sisters and Associates was founded in 1998 and had been working together since that time to address – to heal – the many ways violence is expressed in our society. In addition to conferences and facilitation work, the Healing Violence Committee walked the talk through bursaries to women in need. Since 2001, this assistance had been available to help women upgrade their work or life skills until the program completion in 2022.


The chapel is once again open for the celebration of liturgy; however, because the Motherhouse is considered a long-term care facility, many COVID-19 protocols remain in place, including masking and rapid testing upon entry. Pre-registration is required. The Sunday liturgy is also live-streamed via Zoom. Please contact liturgy@providence.ca for more information
The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul put an emphasis on communal prayer and the careful preparation of the celebration of the Mass. Their Sunday liturgies are open to the public and a regular community gathers in prayer and fellowship. The Kingston Motherhouse has a beautiful chapel dedicated to Mary, the Mother of Compassion.

Providence Presence Ministry

With the closure of Providence Spirituality Centre we are happy to share that the new ‘Providence Presence Ministry’ has begun.  Through this ministry we are pleased to continue to offer personal spiritual direction both in person (as COVID-19 allows) and online.
The Providence Spirituality Centre closed December 31, 2022.
Hosting external groups or retreats will no longer be offered.


The Sisters of Providence responded by initiating a Social Justice Awareness Committee in the late 1980s to react to the needs of the Church and the needs of the times. The Justice and Peace Office was created in 1990 out of that committee.
The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation office of the Sisters of Providence has closed.
The work has moved to the newly opened Centre for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation of the Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario (CHSO).
Director of the Centre for JPIC is Bridget Doherty:
Phone: 613-539-0830


The Sisters of Providence have been present in Peru since 1967. Providence Associates in Peru work with the Sisters there to live out their mission. The Marillac Mission Fund, a registered charity, carries on the work of the Congregation in Peru.

Sisters at Work

There are many other ministries that SIsters and Providence Associates are involved in, including: Prison ministry, T’ai Chi Chih, Art therapy and Spiritual journeys.