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 she specialized in working with entrepreneurs over the course of her 35-year career. She brings to the Providence Village Board her wealth of experience, a deep passion for community building and engagement, and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in all her work.
“We are thrilled to welcome Carrie to the Providence Village Board,” said Doug Hogeboom, Chair, PVI Board of Directors. “Carrie’s extensive experience, insightful perspectives, and exemplary leadership are invaluable assets that will undoubtedly guide Providence Village to new heights as we continue to grow and evolve.”
During her tenure at RBC, Carrie held pivotal roles in Small Business and Commercial Banking across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Eastern Ontario. Throughout her career, Carrie has been a leader in fostering diversity, equity and inclusion, notably as chair of RBC’s Ontario North and East Diversity & Inclusion Council from 2018 to 2023, and as the RBC Women’s Entrepreneur Champion for Manitoba. Furthermore, as a proud member of Animakee Wa Zhing First Nation, Carrie participated in the Royal Eagles, RBC’s Employee Resource Group for Indigenous employees.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Carrie is actively involved in community service. She has served on the boards of UNICEF Manitoba, the Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce, and the Moose Jaw YMCA, and is Past Chair of the Board and Campaign Cabinet for the United Way Serving Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington (KFL&A). Carrie was also a member of the Quinte Business Achievement Awards organizing committee and currently contributes to the Women United Committee in KFL&A, and now the PVI Board of Directors.
“My decision to join the board of Providence Village was greatly influenced by the vision that the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul set out for the use of this wonderful property,” added Carrie Batt. “Bringing together like-minded people and organizations to collaborate and provide support to the most vulnerable in our society is a cause that calls to me.”
Learn more about the Providence Village Board of Directors here.
About Providence Village Inc.
Providence Village Inc. (PVI) is a dynamic community hub development located at 1200 Princess Street in Kingston, Ontario, aimed at providing housing, health and social services to support, empower and uplift vulnerable populations throughout the region. PVI is an independent not-for-profit charitable organization sponsored by the Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario (CHSO), founded by the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul and is committed to upholding the values and legacy of the Sisters, while fostering positive social change.