Providence Care Archives

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Authorized form of name

Providence Care Archives

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Other form(s) of name


  • Healthcare Institution

Contact area



Street address

Providence Care - Mental Health Services Site 752 King Street West





Country name


Postal code

K7L 4X3


613-548-5567 ext. 1250





Description area


Providence Care came into being under its current title in May 2007. Previously known as Providence Continuing Care Centre (PCCC) the institution has undergone many name and administrative changes since its establishment.

In 1991 the Providence Continuing Care Centre (PCCC) was established to bring about a closer organizational relationship between St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, and Providence Manor. A single Governing Board and Senior Administration was established to provide governance and management of the new centre. At that time the St. Mary’s of the Lake Board of Management and the Providence Manor Board of Management were dissolved, and a single Governing Board was established. In 1996 PCCC expanded its partnership to include St. Vincent de Paul Hospital in Brockville.

In 1998, the Minister of Health of Ontario accepted the recommendation of the Health Services Restructuring Commission to transfer Kingston Psychiatric Hospital’s mental health services to PCCC. From 1999 to 2000, PCCC engaged in planning with the Ministry of Health & Long Term Health Care for a transfer of Kingston Psychiatric Hospital’s long-term mental health and psychiatry programs to the governance and management of PCCC. The Health Services Restructuring Commission directed the transfer. The official transfer occurred on March 5, 2001, and the former Kingston Psychiatric Hospital was renamed the Mental Health Services site.

In March 2006, Providence Continuing Care Centre was integrated into the South East Health Integration Network. The Ontario government created the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), which consists of 14 not-for-profit corporations who work with local health care providers and community members to determine health service in Ontario.

On June 30, 2006 The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul transferred sponsorship of PCCC to the Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario (CHCO).
Today Providence Care operates at three main sites, including St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, Mental Health Services, and Providence Manor, as well as numerous community locations, offering services in adult treatment and rehabilitation, complex continuing care, forensic psychiatry, geriatric medicine, geriatric psychiatry, long-term care, palliative care and rehabilitation.

Geographical and cultural context

Kingston is the main centre for Providence care's three main sites. There are several community sites where prgrams are offered in the Kingston region.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Ontario Hospitals Act
Mental health Act.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies



Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Providence Care Archives is open to researchers by appointment only. Hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm.

Access conditions and requirements


The Archives is accessible using the elevator. Please ring the bell at the door on the Second Floor of the Medical Building at the Mental Health Services site.

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Providence Care Archives is able to provide some reproduction services. Regular letter size photocopies are $0.5cents per sheet plus tax. PDF copies also cost $0.5cents per sheet plus tax. There are no facilities for scanning at present, but photographic images (JPEGs) taken by the archivist using a digital camera may be supplied at the cost of $15.00 plus tax. Self-serve camera use is allowed, but without flash or set-up equipment.

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Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Providence Care - Mental Health Services Site
752 King Street West
Kingston, Ontario
CA K7L 4X3