Providence in collaboration

Different departments of Providence International Centre collaborate with the following organizations:


Roncalli International Foundation

The Roncalli International Foundation was founded in 1980 by the Sisters of Providence. Its mission is to manifest the compassion and the Providence of God to the most destitute people of the developing world in an effort to relieve the hardship caused by injustice and natural disasters.  (English, French)


UNANIMA International

This non-governmental organisation advocates at the United Nations on behalf of women and children in poverty, immigrants, refugees, and the environment. It is a coalition of congregations of women religious and their partners in mission on all continents. (English, French, Spanish, and more)


Canadian Religious Conference (CRC)

Créée en 1954 dans le sillage du Concile Vatican II, la Conférence Religieuse Canadienne (CRC) est une association qui regroupe les leaders de 200 congrégations de religieuses et de religieux catholiques présentes au Canada, et dont la mission est d’être au service de ses membres et de l’Église canadienne, dans un esprit de discernement et selon son caractère prophétique. (English, French)


Conferencia de Religiosos y Religiosas de Chile (CONFERRE)

The Conference brings together the congregational leaders of women and men religious in Chile. This association of Pontifical law erected by the Holy See is dependant of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL), and is also a participant in the Confederation of Caribbean and Latin American (CLAR).  (Spanish)


Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is the association of the leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States. The conference has about 1350 members, who represent nearly 80 percent of the approximately 49,000 women religious in the United States. Founded in 1956, the conference assists its members to collaboratively carry out their service of leadership to further the mission of the Gospel in today’s world. (English)


Service of Documentation and Study (SEDOS)

SEDOS is a forum open to Institutes of Consecrated Life, which commit themselves to deepening their understanding on global mission. It encourages research and disseminates information through its bulletin and website, public conferences, working groups and its annual seminar. (English only, but the SEDOS Bulletin, available on the site, publishes articles in various languages)


International Union of Superiors General (UISG)

IUGS (International Union of General Superiors) is a worldwide, canonically approved organization of Superiors General of Institutes of Catholic Women Religious. It encourages dialogue and collaboration among Religious Congregations within the Church and larger society. It also offers activities to assist members in their service.

The UISG communicates with the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL). (English, French, Spanish, and more)


Vidimus Dominum

A place for religious life throughout the world to meet, be informed and reflect, this site is a shared project of the UISG and the Union of Superiors General. It is published in four languages and is at the service of the unity and communion of religious men and women throughout the world. (English, French, Spanish, Italian)


Women of Providence in Collaboration (WPC)

This is an international organization of Sisters of different religious communities that have Providence in their names. Though their roots and founders are different, they gather together to reflect and to share the theology of Providence and Providence spiritualties and to explore their meaning for the contemporary world. (English)



Regroupement pour la Responsabilité Sociale des Entreprises (RRSE)

It is an association of religious communities, organizations and people, whose objective is to foster corporate social responsibility with committed actuarial work. It offers a hub of formation, sharing and collaboration with organizations that work towards the same goals, especially regarding sustainable development, human rights, corporate social responsibility and good governance. The RRSE is signatory of the UN Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI). (French)


The Ressource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI)

The Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI) is an organization created to serve the needs of Catholic communities of religious women and men. Our professional staff offers advice and provides resources for the leadership of religious institutes who become members of RCRI.

RCRI have been a partner to help navigate the many complexities related to taxes and tax-exemption, corporate structure, internal organizational setup, finance, administration, and canon law. This organisation works with hundreds of religious institutes and societies of apostolic life from all over the United States and from several foreign countries. (English)


Association des Archivistes du Québec (AAQ)

This association represents archivists and specialists of information management who work for Quebec public and private organisations, in order to insure a good management of documents and archives.

Its mission is to bring together all natural or legal persons who concur with the fundamental values, and who offer services related to information management to their clients, and then to offer services in French to its members, such services that allow to insure development, improvement and promotion of their profession.  (French)


Catholic Archivist Group (CAG)

This English Canadian religious archive organisation’s members are committed to maintaining and promoting the archives of Religious Institutes, Dioceses and Catholic Institutions, in order to preserve the spiritual and social heritage of all its members. (English)


Regroupement des Archivistes Religieux (RAR)

It is an organisation that brings together Quebec religious archivists to promote archive principles, formation of the members, and cooperation among them and the organisations taking care of religious archives.  (French)


Communicators for Women Religious (CWR)

It is a professional organisation of communication staff who work for women religious congregations. Its mission is to be a network of professional support and education for members who promote understanding of women religious, enhance their image and advance their mission. It is a resource for the organisations that offer services to women religious.  (English)


Société des Musées du Québec (SMQ)

The Société des musées du Québec (SMQ) is an umbrella group representing museums and similar institutions (exhibition centres and interpretation sites) and museology professionals in Quebec. Through the services it offers, it fosters the development of this sector and its different functions, while promoting museums on the national and international stage. Its raison d’être is to serve the higher interests of the Quebec museum network.  (French, English)

Treasury :

Association des Trésorières et des Trésoriers des Instituts Religieux (ATTIR)

It is a hub where treasurers can find welcoming, research and services. The ATTIR provides continual education activities in various fields of finance management for its members, who are persons in charge of managing religious institute, mostly women religious institutes. It works closely with Quebec biggest consulting firms about law, accounting, reality management and human resources.


Association of Treasurers of Religious Institutes (ATRI)

Through inclusive collaboration and in fidelity to Gospel stewardship, ATRI effectively strengthens, supports and enhances the ministry of financial administration and structures of Religious Institutes in Canada.

The purpose of the Association is to provide education programs, workshops and a mechanism for the exchange and distribution of information among treasurers and lay collaborators if religious institutes. The Association also provides a forum where relevant issues impacting on the temporal affairs of religious institutes can be addressed. (English)