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. Members of the outside faith community are asked not to attend if symptoms are present. Masks are not required but are available for those who choose to wear them. 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 and online.
The Providence Spirituality Centre closed December 31, 2022.
Hosting external groups or retreats will no longer be offered.


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.