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Introducing the 2020 Providence Environmental Performance Accountability Report

The EPAR communicates the successes, challenges, stories and opportunities of the work undertaken by staff in 2020 to move towards an environmentally sustainable and climate resilient Providence. This report is particularly important as British Columbia seeks to shift towards a low carbon economy and reduce climate risk. The report includes health-care impacts on the environment, program information, graphs detailing progress and inspiring stories showing why environmental sustainability is important to health-care staff at Providence. READ MORE. 

Joint statement on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc

Trigger warning: Residential schools, death.

As leaders within the B.C. health care system, we are united in our grief upon learning the tragic news of the 215 children found at the site of the former Kamloops Residential School this past week. This is the latest heart-wrenching and horrific example of the truth known by Indigenous people for decades. Our thoughts go out to the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc community and to all First Nations people. READ MORE.

From The Daily Scan: The Year Everything Changed

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a COVID-19 pandemic.  Providence Health Care quickly adapted with changes across the organization. READ MORE.


The Indigenous Wellness Program at Providence Health Care supports self-identified Indigenous patients and families by providing access to traditional cultural practices and community supports. READ MORE.

Hospice resident, 91, writes his first song

Jack Roche, a 91-year-old resident at St. John Hospice, has composed his first song about his beloved Vancouver with the help of Josh Denny-Keys, music therapist with Providence. 

Source: Global TV -  91-year-old man writes ode to his beloved city