About Us

Saint Vincent’s Nursing Home is a not-for-profit, community-governed continuing care centre located in the heart of Halifax. Founded in 1966 by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Halifax and operated by the Sisters of Charity until 1978, Saint Vincent’s is now a secular organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Licensed and in part funded by the Department of Health and Wellness, Saint Vincent’s is an Accredited facility through voluntary participation in the Accreditation Canada program. As an accredited facility for over 20 years, you can be assured that Saint Vincent’s is continually working to meet national standards of quality to provide the residents we serve with safe care.

Saint Vincent’s understands and respects the trust placed in us by the many residents and families who come through our doors. We pride ourselves on our unifying commitment to live our core values each and every day to ensure that residents and their families can expect quality, compassionate care from every member of the Saint Vincent’s community.

I am pleased to welcome you to our community and hope you find the information you need within the pages of this site. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Ken Rehman
Chief Executive Officer

Our Purpose


Engaged residents. Meaningful relationships. Moments of joy.


We are a resident and family-centred community caring for each other.


Caring: we demonstrate compassion, kindness and empathy for each other to create a welcoming, secure, and comfortable environment.

Collaboration: we work together to serve those entrusted to our care by engaging with residents, family members, employees, physicians, students, volunteers, health professionals, clergy, external partners, and friends.

Respect: we embrace diversity; we demonstrate consideration and politeness as we seek to understand each other’s experiences and perspectives.

Accountability: we act with integrity and transparency while holding ourselves and each other to high standards and the pursuit of continuous improvement.

Safety: we are committed to health, well-being, and safety for all members of the Saint Vincent’s Nursing Home community.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated group of community-minded individuals who use their professional skills and caring nature to guide the direction of Saint Vincent’s.

2023 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report


As of the June 20, 2023 Annual General Meeting, the appointed members of the Board of Directors are as follows.

  • Alfred Doucet, Chair
  • Ellen Duinker, Vice Chair
  • Monica Moriarty, Treasurer
  • Ken Rehman, Secretary, ex officio
  • Patricia Bilski
  • MT Grant
  • Annette Thibodeau
  • Marilyn Oliver
  • Bill Nearing
  • Janet Dunphy

Members of the Board of Directors may be contacted through the executive assistant, Nancy Maguire at [email protected] or 902-429-0550 Ext: 112

Compensation Disclosure

The Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act requires Saint Vincent’s Nursing Home to disclose compensation paid to employees in excess of $100,000.

Strategic Plan

The Board of Directors is pleased to share the 2021-2024 Strategic Plan. We had invaluable input from residents, family members, staff, volunteers and community partners on what we do well, how we could improve and where we need to go as an organization. The results are an updated mission, vision and values which better reflect who we are and a plan that will move us forward within our existing realities.

We are proud of our long standing in the community and our legacy as a caring and compassionate home. We are eager to continue on our journey as we focus on residents and families, community engagement and employees; we welcome you to join us!