President's Communique 5 October 2018
Alberta Catholic Schools
- Calgary RCSSD No. 1
Airdrie, Calgary, Chestermere, Cochrane and Municipal District of Rockyview
- Catholic Education Association of Yukon (CEAY)
- Christ the Redeemer CSRD No. 3
Black Diamond, Brooks, Canmore, Drumheller, High River, Okotoks, Oyen, Strathmore and Turner Valley
- Conseil scolaire FrancoSud
Calgary, Canmore and Cochrane
- Conseil scolaire Centre-Est No. 3
Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Plamondon and St. Paul
- Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord No. 2
Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Jasper, Legal, Red Deer, St. Albert and Wainwright
- Conseil scolaire du Nord-Ouest No. 1
Falher, Grande Prairie and Peace River
- East Central Alberta CSSRD No. 16
Castor, Halkirk, Provost, Stettler, Vermilion and Wainwright
- Edmonton CSSD No. 7
- Elk Island CSRD No. 41
Camrose, Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park and Vegreville
- Evergreen CSRD No. 2
Devon, Hinton, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Westlock
- Fort McMurray RCSSD No. 32
- Grande Prairie RCSSD No. 28
Beaverlodge, Fairview, Grande Prairie, Sexsmith and Spirit River
- Greater St. Albert RCSSD No. 734
Legal, Morinville and St. Albert
- Holy Family CRD No. 37
Grimshaw, High Prairie, Manning, McLennan, Peace River and Valleyview
- Holy Spirit RCSRD No. 4
Bow Island, Coaldale, Lethbridge, Picture Butte, Pincher Creek and Taber
- Lakeland RCSSD No. 150
Bonnyville, Cold Lake and Waskatenau
- Living Waters CRD No. 42
Edson, Slave Lake and Whitecourt
- Lloydminster RCSSD No. 89
- Medicine Hat CSRD No. 20
Dunmore, Medicine Hat and Redcliff
- Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools
Innisfail, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House and Sylvan Lake
- St. Paul ERD No. 1
Mallaig and St. Paul
- St. Thomas Aquinas RCSRD No. 38
Beaumont, Drayton Valley, Leduc, Ponoka and Wetaskiwin
- Yellowknife Catholic Schools
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy (Barry's Bay, ON)
St. Francis Xavier University (Antigonish, NS)
St. Joseph's College (University of Alberta)
St. Mary's University (Calgary)
St. Paul University (Ottawa)
St. Peter's College (Muenster, SK)
College Mathieu (Gravelbourg, SK)
Catholic Healthcare Facilities
- Medicine Hat
- St. Albert
More Catholic Resources
Websites with a Social Conscience
Global Exchange - Human Rights organization dedicated to promoting Social, economic and environmental justice around the world
Commercial Products with a Social Conscience
Bridgehead Coffee, Tea & Cocoa - Canadian distributor (Ottawa-based) ; organic, shade-grown coffees from small-scale farmers' co-operatives
Illuminate - support craft and weaving cooperatives
Just Us! Coffee Roasters coffee. tea, chocolate and merchandise
Media - Other
Advertising Standards Canada
Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (Complaint form to protest inappropriate speech and actions on television or radio)
Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Council (CRTC)
Events - Other
Campaign 2000 - continue to promote and secure implementation of the Nov. 24/89 Declaration to End Child Poverty
World Day of Prayer International Committee (First Friday in March - check with your church for locations near you)
Organizations - Catholic
Catholic Civil Rights League -- dedicated to the faithful expression of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church in public affairs for the renewal of Canada, and the benefit of the common good (added
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
Catholic Health Alliance of Canada (CHAC)
Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) (Canada)
Chalice - sharing Christ with those in need
Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus Alberta Northwest Territories State Council
Save a Family Plan - Canadian based International Non-profit
Scarboro Foreign Mission Society -- Canadian Catholic community of priests and lay women and men witnessing to the Gospel overseas and in Canada
W.I.N.G.S. of Providence - WINGS offers a second-stage shelter and affordable housing for women with children who have experienced family violence.
WUCWO is the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations
Organizations - Other
Bissell Centre - Making a Difference in Edmonton's Inner City
Church Council on Justice and Corrections (CCJC)
Focus on the Family Canada - Christian family ministry; infomation and resources
Habitat for Humanity Canada
Medicins sans frontier / Doctors Without Borders - independent, international humanitarian aid organisation that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger
Monastery of Christ in the Desert
Parkland Institute - Parkland Institute is an Alberta-wide, non-partisan research centre situated within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta.
Project Ploughshares - a national peace and justice organization promoting disarmament and peaceful resolution of conflict
Pro-Life and Family
Alberta Life Issues Educational Society (ALIES) - educating Albertans on human development, human experimentation, reproductive technologies, adoption, abortion, chastity, euthanasia, and similar issues affecting human life; providing counselling and referral services to the public with respect to unforeseen pregnancies and post abortion trauma.
Alberta Pro-Life (The Wilberforce Project)
Canadian Physicians for Life
Serena Natural Family Planning (Canada)
Stand to Reason (U.S.) -- trains Christians to think more clearly about their faith and to make an even-handed, incisive,
yet gracious defense for classical Christianity and classical Christian values in the public square.
TruthTV.org -- prolife site based in Ireland
Social & Health Issues
Unlimited Potential Community Services (UP)
Citizens for Public Justice - an ecumenical social advocacy organization
Youth Empowerment & Support Services - Based in Edmonton, YESS provides immediate and low-barrier shelter, temporary housing, and individualized wraparound support for youth ages 15-24.
2019 Provincial Convention Information will be posted in early 2019
The convention will take place in Grouard McLennan Diocese
The 71st Annual CWL Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Convention 2018
was held Friday June 1 and Saturday June 2, 2018 at St. James Parish, Okotoks,
hosted by the Calgary Diocesan Council
National Convention will be held in Calgary 2019
The 2016 69th Annual Provincial Convention was in Westlock, AB June 03-04, 2016.
The 2015 68th Annual Provincial Convention was in Yellowknife, NWT June 05-06, 2015.
The 2014 67th Annual Provincial Convention was in Grande Prairie, AB June 06-07, 2014.
The 2013 66th Annual Provincial Convention was in Calgary, AB, June 07-08, 2013.
The 2012 65th Annual Provincial Convention was in Whitecourt, AB June 01-02, 2012.
The 2011 64th Annual Provincial Convention was in Fort Saskatchewan, AB June 03-05, 2011.
The 2010 63rd Annual Convention was in Fairview, AB May 28-30, 2010.
The 2009 62nd Annual Convention was in Medicine Hat, AB June 05-07, 2009.
The 2008 61st Annual Convention was in Edmonton, AB June 06-08, 2008.
The 2007 60th Annual Convention was in Fort McMurray/Wood Buffalo, AB June 01-03, 2007.
The 2006 59th Annual Convention was in Yellowknife, NWT, June 16-18, 2006.
The 2005 58th Annual Convention was in Grande Prairie, Alberta, June 03-05, 2005.
The 2004 57th Annual Convention was in Calgary, Alberta, June 04-06, 2004.
The 2003 56th Annual Convention was in Nisku & Leduc, Alberta, June 06-08, 2003.
The 2002 55th Annual Convention was in Morinville, Alberta, May 31-June 02, 2002.
Secretary workshop (May 2010)
Treasurer workshop (May 2010)
Organization/Membership workshop (May 2010)
Membership and its Administration 101 workshop (May 2010)
Orientation (June 2009) (powerpoint file will save into your downloads folder)
My CWL Journey-Women of Peace and Hope (June 2009) (word document will save into your downloads folder)
Presentation (June 2009) (powerpoint file will save into your downloads folder)
Christian Family Life
Christian Family Life workshop (June 2009)
Catholic Girls League workshop & survey report (May 2010)
Communications workshop (May 2010)
Communications workshop handout (May 2010)
Communications Prayer (courtesy Diocese of Richmond VA)
Tips for Creating a Newsletter (Jeanne D., April 2006)
Legislation workshop (June 2009)
Resolutions workshop (June 2009)
Elsie Yanik Award
2018 Award Presentation (this will open youtube)
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council, the Elsie Yanik Award was initiated (in 1997) to commemorate the leadership and ministry/service of Elsie Yanik to the Catholic community in the diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith.
- This award shall be presented annually, if applicable, at the discretion of members of the Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council Awards Committee, which consists of the President, President-Elect, Spiritual Development Chairperson, and Spiritual Advisor.
- The recipient shall be a CWL member living in Alberta Mackenzie.
- This honorary award shall consist of an individual plaque presented to the recipient; and a permanent plaque, which is inscribed with the names of all recipients. The permanent plaque shall be kept with the recipient’s council for display purposes until the following provincial convention.
- Nomination of a member must be submitted by a Parish or Diocesan Council.
- Deadline for submissions shall be December 31 of each year.
- The Committee shall notify the recipient by February 15.
- The recipient shall have her transportation, registration, room, and meals paid to attend the annual provincial convention to receive the award.
Criteria for Eligibility
The nominee must:
1. be a League member in good standing (has paid her membership fee in the current year);
2. portray a leadership role;
3. have demonstrated a commitment to ministry/service in an area or areas of need in a parish or community.
Father Walter Krewski Awards
The Father Walter Krewski Awards are given annually to three councils in the Alberta Mackenzie area for increases in membership during the previous year. The Awards began in 2007 and are presented each year at the Provincial Convention.
Parish Award Application Form (download file)
L-R St. Bonaventure: Lorriane Clark, Angie Schlachter; St. Gabriel the Archangel:LouAnne Schulhauser; Janet MacPhee, Calgary Diocesan President; Ascension: Sheena Koett, Darlene Senger
St. Gabriel CWL council is a fairly small CWL organization. We have grown from the original 9 (or so) members who spearheaded the formation of our CWL council six years ago, in 2011 to 30 registered members in 2017!!!In 2016 our membership grew by 92% and we were able to recieve the Walter Krewski award for this accomplishment. Our council hosts a spring and fall membership drive every year. It is during these weekend masses that our President or President-elect will speak to the congregation after mass and express our desire to have more ladies join this wonderful fellowship. We read the prepared literature that has been passed down through the Calgary Diocesan Council. This gives everyone a better understanding of what the CWL really stands for and what it is all about. After mass the CWL ladies from our council remain in the foyer to answer any questions our lady parishoners may have and we hand out rosary's to all those who would like to take one.Our CWL council also sponsors the 10:30 am mass on a Sunday, twice during the year. We make ourselves present at this mass as the Ushers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Projector Coordinator, Gift Bearers etc. and we all sit together in the front row. We try to collaborate this mass with a Hospitality weekend, so there are refreshments after mass that we also attend to. We are a council that is slowly and steadily growing in numbers and we are truly grateful to call ourselves members of the St. Gabriel CWL.
Ascension parish has been established for approximately 30 years. We have a large community of parishioners. The original council dissolved shortly after starting, as our parish was part of an ecumenical Centre with the Lutheran church. To support ecumenicalism and the joining of centers, the ladies started a women's group called Circle of Friends. Years later the Lutheran church parted ways and Ascension purchased the building and taking over the Centre. Ascension was now in need of a women's group so the CWL was reinstated. There were a couple of introduction meetings that created our charter members. Our group focused on showing a strong presence in our parish. The events we participated in we wore shashes and a unified color to show our unity. We encouraged all members to invite their friends and family. With support from our Spiritual Adviser Father Pil, we ran a very successful membership drive. Our council tries very hard to inspire and fill our hearts so we may love and serve in unity, under the umbrella of our church and with the direction of the Holy Spirt. Thank you for your recognition, this will go along way to inspire the women of our parish to answer Gods calling for service.
We, the CWL at St Bonaventure, promoted the League after all week end masses during our membership drive which allowed us to extend a personal invitation to all ladies of the parish. Following mass we hosted hospitality where current members could renew their membership and prospective ones could speak to one of our members on a one to one basis. We offered to provide financial support towards the first year of membership to all first time CWL members. We had 18 ladies accept our invitation to join which resulted in the winning of the Fr Walter Krewski award for the greatest increase in new members to CWL in 2016.
The deadline for submission of the forms is February 28, 2018..
If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email.