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.

Angela Berrette
Executive Director


Our Purpose


Quality of life through compassionate and innovative care.


Our mission is to provide quality care and services in a home-like atmosphere.
We are dedicated to fostering a nurturing environment for residents, family, employees, physicians, volunteers, and students; one that recognizes their physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and cultural needs. We respect the aging process and support our residents’ right to make choices.

In keeping with this mission and the expressed needs of the community, promoting quality of life is the cornerstone of all care, services, and programs.

Philosophy of Care

In 2016, based on our commitment to find innovative ways to provide care and services, Saint Vincent’s adopted a new philosophy of care. We use the term Resident and Family Centered Care (RFCC) to describe an approach that puts the resident and family members at the centre of everything we do. Through this approach, we recognize that residents and their families are the experts in care; they are not recipients of care, but rather, partners in care who define with us what that care will be. This is an exciting journey we are steadfast to ingrain in all aspects of life at Saint Vincent’s.


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.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Board of Directors is held every June and is open to the public, staff, volunteers, residents, and family members. The AGM is an opportunity for the Board of Directors and staff to present the achievements met throughout the year and present the goals for the upcoming year. You are welcomed to view our annual report for a more detailed view of the year-end achievements.

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report


As of the June 19, 2018 Annual General Meeting, the appointed members of the Board of Directors are as follows.

  • Peggy Gorman, Chair
  • Anna LeBlanc, Vice Chair
  • Mike McDonah, Treasurer
  • Angela Berrette, Secretary, ex officio
  • Dr. Barry Clarke, Medical Director, ex officio
  • Donna Richardson
  • Susan MacLeod
  • Helen Cameron
  • Rozalind Benoit
  • Sister Helen Danahy
  • Grace Allen
  • Alfred Doucet

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

In 2011, the Board of Directors, employees, residents, volunteers and other key stakeholders, both inside and outside the organization, came together to provide input and determine the direction for Saint Vincent’s over the five year period of 2012-2017. The Strategic Plan is nearing completion and we are preparing our wind-up report to the community and beginning preparations for the process of refocusing our course for the next five years. Invitations to participate in the development of the new plan will be out the fall of 2017.