Spiritual health & pastoral care

Information on spiritual health and pastoral care services available to all patients, residents and families at Providence Health Care.


At Providence Health Care, we respect each person’s religious and spiritual life. We believe there is a connection between spirituality, religion and health.

Spiritual health services are available to you and your loved ones at all our sites. Our spiritual health practitioners and priests are members of our health care teams. They specialize in providing emotional and spiritual care. They support patients, residents, clients, families and health care staff in moments of need. They respect your beliefs, cultural background, values, traditions and practices. We encourage anyone who needs support — no matter their beliefs — to access our services.

A special message from Fiona Dalton

What to expect

Spiritual health practitioners can:

  • Listen and provide emotional support, counselling, reflection, prayer and mediation.
  • Help patients, residents and families cope with illness, loss and grief.
  • Arrange for appropriate ceremonies, sacraments and rituals.
  • Provide end-of-life support.
  • Support those feeling isolated or far from home.
  • Assist with ethical issues and decisions.

Two of our team members are Roman Catholic chaplains. They offer sacramental ministry and counselling across our sites.

Spaces for reflection

Most of our sites and facilities have a chapel or designated space for quiet reflection.

Support for Indigenous Peoples

The Indigenous Wellness Liaison Team is here to support your health journey. Team members offer cultural support and healthcare advocacy. Learn more below or call them at 604-682-2344,62937 or email IWL@providencehealth.bc.ca.

  • Indigenous wellness services

    The Indigenous Wellness Team at Providence is available to support Indigenous patients and their families. We are here to coordinate culturally safe wellness supports and services.

Education & resources


Phone the main Providence Health Care switchboard to be connected to our Pastoral Care office:

Or call the switchboard at any of our facilities to learn more about their available spaces.