A destination of choice for Francophone seniors in Manitoba, Villa Youville is a residence that offers its many services all under one roof.

On the banks of the Seine River, in the heart of the town of Sainte-Anne-des-Chênes, Villa Youville offers independent living, supportive living and long-term care accommodations. In a Francophone and Catholic milieu, filled with hospitality, family spirit and kindness, its devoted staff and eager volunteers pamper Villa Youville seniors so they may enjoy the happiness they deserve.


About 200 people live at Villa Youville. Its 84 self-contained units “Les Motels” house a hundred or so people, while “Le Pavillon” offers 24 supportive living apartments. Last but not least, its long-term care home, “Le Nursing”, welcomes 66 people requiring long-term comprehensive care.

A welcoming environment where linguistic, family, cultural and spiritual values are of paramount importance, Villa Youville counts on a corps of about 125 highly competent but also compassionate and generous employees. In addition to our staff, a huge team of volunteers lends support.

Anchored for more than 50 years in the surrounding Francophone community, Villa Youville is faithful to its traditions, offering exceptional care while continuing to evolve.

Our one and only raison d’être is to provide quality care, services and housing to our residents!

A non-profit community organization, Villa Youville is a private corporation working in patnership with the Southern Health-Santé Sud Regional Health Authority.

Villa Youville is one of the few establishments of its kind to be officially designated as Francophone by the Government of Manitoba.


Independent Living Residences

MOTEL 1 (1965)



MOTEL 2 (1978)



MOTEL 3 (1990)



Supportive Living Residences




Nursing Home Residences

NURSING (2001)



Services and activities

Villa Youville is known for the variety of its services and its rich social life. In addition to providing all levels of care, it offers the general services and activities listed below. Check the calendars in each of the three specific residence sections for more information. Visit the Independent Living Residences and Supportive Living Residences sections for additional services associated with these two types of accommodation.

  • Community dinners, Monday to Friday; open to seniors in the region
  • Day program for seniors in need of activities or to provide respite to caregivers
  • Bath, foot care and hairdressing services
  • Physical exercises, bingo, cards, Wii, all kinds of outings, birthdays, BBQs, banquets, musical presentations, singing cafés
  • Carpentry workshop
  • Gardening area
  • Private transportation
  • Meeting rooms for families
  • Ste-Anne community services: shops, grocery store with home delivery, cultural presentations, parks, golden age club, restaurants, service stations and gas stations, golf courses


A residence steeped in spirituality

The Redemptorist Fathers and the Grey Nuns have played a crucial role in the founding of the Villa Youville. We have had several nuns who have lived here and have offered an exceptional quality of pastoral care to our residents and families. Their dedication was inspired by the foundress of their congregation, Saint Marguerite d’Youville, and their presence with the most fragile members of our community has been invaluable, especially in the last moments of their lives. Communion continues to be given to our residents by our devoted volunteers every Wednesday.

See Visit Us for religious services times.

A Francophone and Catholic environment

Villa Youville is a Francophone and Catholic institution true to its founders, but also to our parents, grandparents and ancestors who settled the region and who still make it vibrant today with their joie de vivre, their faith, culture, language, traditions and legendary family spirit.

Non-Catholic people are welcomed at the Villa. We believe that the message of love, respect and generosity conveyed by our faith reaches all human beings.

Non-Francophone spouses and friends are also welcomed, provided of course, that they’ll be happy when immersed in this Francophone linguistic and cultural milieu.