Spiritual Health Services at Providence Care provides compassionate care to the whole person, realizing their needs are spiritual, emotional, physical and social.
We are members of a multi-disciplinary health care team and work closely with other caregivers to enhance patient care and quality of life.
Spiritual Health Support
We offer Individual Spiritual support:
• Grief & loss counsel
• Existential concerns – meaning & purpose
• End-of-life issues & Advanced Care Planning
• Spiritual discernment/guidance/active listening
• Therapeutic Spirituality Groups
• Multi-faith care
• Sacramental Ministry or Liturgical Ministry
• Faith community referrals
• Worship Services
Located on Level 2, the Worship Centre is intended to facilitate diverse spiritual health practices, including ceremonies and religious services, personal reflection, meditation and prayer. The Worship Centre features a labyrinth based on the famous labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral in France, and allows for meditative movement (whether walking or in wheelchair). The Worship Centre is a welcoming place for every person, regardless of beliefs, to find and feel “sanctuary.”
Located on Level 2, the Meditation Room is designed for individuals of all faiths. It can be used for small group and individual spiritual health practices, including prayers, mindfulness exercises, spirituality groups, yoga, T’ai Chi, and meditation. The Meditation Room features the four cardinal directions on the floor and walls so that individuals can orient themselves in specific directions for worship and prayer. The Mediation Room is also equipped with ventilation that enables Indigenous persons and others to participate in smudging ceremonies used for healing and centering.
Overlooking Lake Ontario Park, the Healing Garden is an exterior worship space that is fully landscaped with walking paths, a Classic labyrinth and seating areas. It has been designed to offer a peaceful sanctuary among nature and offers opportunities for spiritual renewal and centering.
The spaces described above are open 24 hours/7 days a week and are open to everyone.
Schedule of Worship & Prayer Services
Spiritual Health Services offers multi-denominational worship services weekly as well as for special holidays. Portering of patients and clients to and from all services is available if needed.
Catholic Mass: Sundays 2:00 p.m.
Rosary Group: Thursdays 1:00 p.m.
Hymn Time: Tuesdays 3:00 p.m.
Ecumenical Service: Wednesdays 2:00 p.m.
Centering Prayer/Meditation: Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30 p.m.
- Ash Wednesday
- Sacrament of the Sick – 1st Sunday of each month
- Annual Memorial Service
- Remembrance Day
For general inquiries:
Patricia Van Boxmeer
Spiritual Health, Mission & Ethics
613-544-4900, ext 52183 or firstname.lastname@example.org