After three years of joint planning, The Views has reached an agreement to become a part of the Providence family.

Specifically, The Views has reached an agreement with Providence Residential & Community Care Services Society (PRCC) to transfer the ownership and operations of St. Joseph’s to PRCC – a new entity formed by Providence in 2017 as a strategic priority to enable the renewal and growth of our seniors services and residential care homes. The transition of ownership has been initiated and is targeted for completion on April 1, 2019.

“This is an exciting time for our organization,” says Michael Aikins, Administrative Officer for The Views. “Providence has a 125-year history of providing world-class acute care, long-term care, research and teaching in Vancouver and BC. The Views has strong traditions and deep community roots. This amalgamation will give us a big boost in momentum in making our exciting vision of renewal and redevelopment to serve the Comox Valley a reality.”

The Views was previously owned and operated by the Bishop of Victoria.

The transfer of ownership and operations of St. Joseph’s to PRCC includes The Views’ 117 complex-care beds, four hospice beds, and the 24 temporary beds recently opened at St. Joseph’s.

The transition also means The Views’ staff will become PRCC employees and we will work with Medical Staff to finalize the privileging process with PRCC in the coming months.

“By and large, there will be no changes to the daily job life of staff,” says Aikins. “We will continue operating as The Views at St. Joseph’s. The onsite leadership team will remain the same and the relationship between staff, medical staff, the residents, patients, and the families we care for will continue as before. Salaries and benefits will be unchanged and contract staff will stay within the same bargaining unit.”
St. Joseph’s, Providence Health Care, and PRCC are Catholic, not-for-profit organizations that have common missions and values based on a strong history of providing compassionate care to all, including the most vulnerable.

“With PRCC as owner, we’re going to build a community with various levels of housing and care options that support seniors, and their spouses and partners, to age in place on a single campus – ranging from independent living, long-term care and specialized dementia care and neighbourhoods,” says Aikins.
Fiona Dalton, President & CEO, PHC and PRCC, says the amalgamation will be a positive signal to the provincial government and stakeholders about the organization’s commitment to meet critical community needs.

“The Ministry of Health has identified seniors care as one of its key strategic priorities and challenged BC health authorities and organizations to meet the challenge creatively and effectively,” says Dalton. ““Our founding congregations of sisters always made the elderly and seniors a key focus of the compassionate and socially just care they provided. And throughout their history, St. Joseph’s and Providence have responded to new challenges and the ever-changing needs of our communities with boldness and foresight. Joining forces as PRCC is another forward-looking stage in that development. It puts us on a stronger path of renewal and leadership, strengthening and revitalizing our seniors care mission.”

For more information regarding PRCC, please visit: or contact Michael Aikins, Chief Administrative Officer, The Views at St. Joseph’s