Our History

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Over a century ago there was a profound and urgent need for health care in Western Canada. Thankfully a few answered the call including six orders of Catholic Sisters from other parts of Canada.

Upon arriving here, they found that the need was greatest for those who were marginalized in the society of the day — racialized communities, poor people, people with disabilities and those unable to care for themselves. The Sisters didn’t hesitate, knowing that if they couldn’t care for those most in need, no one would.

They were fierce, brave, and committed. They were on a mission.

Today it’s our growing population of seniors that requires our attention. While many seniors are independent and healthy, many others are among those most in need of support. That’s why Providence Health Care, the organization founded by some of these remarkable pioneering Sisters, identified the need to create a new organization that focused solely on seniors’ care.

So, together, The Views at St. Joseph’s in Comox and Providence Health Care long-term care facilities forged this founding partnership. And thus, Providence Living was born. We too are on a mission to redefine seniors care in BC.