Field of Dreams: The Reinvention of Heathfield; Kingston, Ontario, Canada

We're excited to share this insightful article by Anna Soper, our librarian, for Network in Canadian History & Environment (NiCHE) that details the fascinating history of the property where Providence Village is located. From its early days as Heathfield, a unique...

Sisters of Providence: Architects of Hope and Care at Providence Village

We had the privilege of speaking with Sister Sandra Shannon and Sister Frances O'Brien, members of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul Leadership team, about the origins and development of Providence Village. This unique and visionary project embodies the...

Short-term Closure of Providence Village Main Entrance at 1200 Princess Street

As part of the ongoing construction at Providence Village, the main 1200 Princess Street entrance to Providence Village and Providence Motherhouse will be fully closed to all traffic beginning Monday, April 22, 2024. This closure is necessary to facilitate the...

Honouring Humanity: Nancy Stevens’ Journey to the Governor General’s Award

In the bustling world of charity work, where selfless acts often go unnoticed, there are shining stars like Nancy Stevens, founder of Kenya Help and activities coordinator at Providence Motherhouse here at Providence Village, whose dedication and impact have earned...

PVI Construction Update April 2024: Civil Work on Phillips Street

Civil work on Phillips Street is scheduled for April and May, with an anticipated completion date by early June. This phase of work will include a pre-construction assessment to be conducted by engineers, involving photography and documentation of homes and properties...

Leading with Purpose: A Conversation with Laurie French on International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we sat down with  Laurie French, who assumed the role of President & Chief Executive Officer of Providence Village Inc. on April 18, 2022. Laurie is an accomplished leader with more than 25 years of experience in...

PVI Construction Update February 2024: Use of Phillips Street Entrance

Effective February 12, 2024, Sisters, PVI staff and Motherhouse deliveries will begin using the Phillips Street entrance, located at the very east end of Phillips Street, to access the PVI property. This adjustment is necessary as a portion of the Princess Street...

Providence Village Inc. Welcomes Carrie Batt to its Board of Directors

Kingston, ON, January 30, 2024 - Providence Village Inc. (PVI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Carrie Batt as the newest member of its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2024. Carrie is a former senior leader with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), where...

Celebrating Legacy and Dedication: Providence Village Marks Inaugural Founder’s Day Celebration

On December 13, Providence Motherhouse and Providence Village staff proudly celebrated their First Annual Founder’s Day, a momentous occasion honouring the profound contributions of our founding sponsors, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. The...

Providence Village Inc. Engages Tim Welch Consulting to Conduct Feasibility Study and Partner Engagement for Potential Providence Commons Development

Kingston, ON, December 6, 2023 - Providence Village Inc. (PVI) is pleased to announce the successful bid of Tim Welch Consulting Inc. (TWC), with partner Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd. (SZA), for the Request for Proposal (RFP) aimed at conducting a feasibility...
Providence Village begins Construction preparation work

Providence Village begins Construction preparation work

Site preparation and construction activity will begin at Providence Village Inc. at 1200 Princess Street on March 6. Work will include preparatory activities related to tree protection and removal, along with infrastructure to support construction such as temporary...

Director of Facilities and Strategic Projects joins PVI

Director of Facilities and Strategic Projects joins PVI

President & CEO of Providence Village Inc. (PVI), and Motherhouse Administrator for the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, Laurie French is excited to welcome Steacy Oliver into a new role as Director of Facilities Management and Strategic Projects,...

City supports feasibility planning for Providence Commons

City supports feasibility planning for Providence Commons

Kingston City Council tonight approved a plan to provide up to $50,000 from its Affordable Housing Capital Subsidy budget to examine the possibility of a community housing hub in the downtown area, to be known as Providence Commons. The area is space that will be...

Providence Village Community Update – Sept. 19, 2022

Providence Village Community Update – Sept. 19, 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us online for the Sept. 19, 2022 Providence Village Update! PVI President & CEO Laurie French was joined by Krista Wells Pearce, Vice President of Planning and Executive Director of Hospice Kingston for an informative update about...

Wonderful feedback from walking tour participants

Wonderful feedback from walking tour participants

More than 50 people joined Providence Village President & CEO Laurie French for a series of walking tours of the grounds at 1200 Princess St. on Wednesday, Sept. 14. While most were curious to hear about upcoming plans for the site, several shared stories about...

Join us for a walking tour tomorrow, Sept. 14

Join us for a walking tour tomorrow, Sept. 14

Are you interested in learning more about the past, present and future of the 30-acre property at 1200 Princess Street? Join Providence Village President & CEO Laurie French for a walking tour of the grounds. The tours will take place hourly 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday,...

Join us for an online Community Update

Join us for an online Community Update

It is an exciting time at Providence Village and we are excited to provide community members with an update on plans for the 1200 Princess Street site. On Monday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m., we will host an online community update (via Microsoft Teams) where PVI President...

Public Walking Tours of 1200 Princess St.

Public Walking Tours of 1200 Princess St.

Join representatives from Providence Village Inc. (PVI) for an outdoor walking tour of the site at 1200 Princess St. Tours will take place hourly from 3 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14. In the event of inclement weather, the tours will take place Thursday, Sept. 15....