Francis Maza

Francis Maza was appointed Vice President, Mission, Ethics & Spirituality, effective January 4, 2022.

Francis has over 15 years’ experience in providing executive leadership for clinical, organizational business ethics, mission integration, Spiritual Care, and leadership formation. He has a Doctor of Ministry from University of Toronto’s St. Michael’s College, a Master of Theological Studies from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon, a Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology from the University of Saskatchewan, and has attained his Specialist in Spiritual Care designation from the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care.

Since 2007, as Executive Lead, Mission, Spiritual Care and Ethics at Emmanuel Care – a health care provider of acute, long-term and community care throughout Saskatchewan – Francis provided strategic leadership in ensuring effectiveness of mission integration, ethics and spirituality throughout Emmanuel Care and its sponsored works.

Francis is well known throughout the Canadian Catholic health care sector, and has wide-ranging experience working with Ecclesial authorities, numerous Archdiocese and other faith-based organizations and stakeholders. He has contributed regularly to the PHC-led Foundations in Catholic Health Leadership program and has extensive experience in strengthening organizational cultures – always ensuring that values-based decision making and ethical and moral reflection are part of organizational planning and program delivery.

Francis was born and raised in El Salvador. He immigrated to Canada in 1990 with his family due to the civil war in El Salvador. He has lived, studied and worked mostly in Western Canada ever since. I am thrilled to have his unique perspective, knowledge and experience on the Senior Leadership Team and greatly look forward to his leading Mission, Ethics & Spirituality at Providence, while supporting our working relationships with the PHC Society, Board and the Vancouver Archdiocese.