Providence Centre

Providence Centre in Ottawa

Our Mission in Canada


We want the Providence Center to be an oasis where spirituality radiates and a center of intercultural exchange.
Drawing from the Maronite tradition and from the Lebanese patrimony, the Providence Mission favors interactions
between the values of the Orient and the Occident in a world seeking for peace. Providence mission, did not
hesitate to expand their wings in different fields of action such as:

Pastoral Activities

We contribute to the Christian initiation and to the liturgical life ensured by the Maronite Parish of Saint Charbel.

This service, which started in 1983, includes the catechetical formation and other spiritual activities.
The principle pastoral activity consists of religious education (Sunday School) that prepares more than eighty
children and their parents per year for the mysteries of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. We are also
responsible for the parish choir known for its beautiful liturgical hymn.

Early Childhood Education and Academic Teaching

To educate is "to love and to hope!"

Female student sitting on bench with a statue

Academy Providence

Academic Teaching

Providence Academy is a Private Catholic School for girls and boys from JK to 8th Grade and progressing to the Secondary level.

A complete and trilingual program French and English as First languages, and Arabic or another international language
as a second language. A religious education program is also part of the curriculum. The Providence Academy opened its
doors on September 2003.

Centre Éducatif Providence

Early Childhood Education

CE Providence is a French Preschool Centre in Ottawa with a stimulating and enriched preschool program. The Centre (Providence Day Care) is open all year round, Monday to Friday from 7:15 am to 5:30 pm. The capacity is 71 children ranging in ages from 18 months to 4 years. The Centre opened its doors on September 5th 1989.

Early childhood education. Two children play
Group dance, reflecting Lebanese culture

Providence School

Teaching the Arabic Language

Our unique program gives young children from Kindergarten to Grade 8 an enriched Arabic Language education influenced by Lebanese Culture. It is a weekly program offered on Saturdays (9:30-12:30) during the school year from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 by qualified and professional teachers. The Providence School opened its doors on July 1990.

We are delighted to be part of the Ottawa community since 1988 with love and trust…

Happy Children
Community Love


About the Providence Centre

Every little bit counts! To support our flourishing programs and services you can make a donation to the Providence Foundation or volunteer to a specific community program.

Our apostolic mandate includes early childhood and youth education, social health services as well as religious, cultural, pastoral and parochial activities. We aim, through our educative mission, to give the children and the youth of all denomination and culture the best opportunity to learn, grow and succeed.

You can visit our schools websites or contact us for more information:
French Preschool Centre:
Trilingual Private School:
Arabic Language Education: Providence School

Our Achievements

An oasis where spirituality radiates and a center of intercultural exchange

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arabic school


The Providence School is a school of International Languages. Our unique program gives young children from Kindergarten to Grade 8 an enriched Arabic Language education influenced by Lebanese Culture. The school is open on Saturdays from 9:30 to 12:30 during the school year.

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