Links of Interest 

[Here are some links to sites that may be of interest to Catholic Women's League members and councils.  Listings are for information purposes only, and do not imply endorsement by the CWL, nor any official sanction by the Catholic Church unless expressly stated on the respective web sites.]

Fairtrade Products 

Diocese of Calgary
Archdiocese of Edmonton
Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan
Diocese of St. Paul
Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith

Catholic Publications and Media On the Web

The Carillon  (Newspaper of the R.C. Diocese of Calgary)

Quid Novum (News from the R.C. Archdiocese of Edmonton)

Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Catholic Dimension  (Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association) 
The Catholic Register 
Catholic World News - independent news agency 
Code of Canon Law 
National Catholic Reporter - independent newspaper from Kansas, MO 
New American Bible 
Prairie Messenger 

ZENIT  A news agency whose mission it is to provide objective and professional coverage of events, documents and issues emanating from or concerning the Catholic Church for a worldwide audience, especially the media. 
Catholic Online  -  Catholic media, including reviews and ratings of current movies 
EWTN Global Catholic Network 
Salt + Light Television -- Canadian Catholic TV

Vatican Radio -- from Vatican City  Schools and Education
Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association
ACSTA Member Boards
Calgary RCSSD No. 1[Airdrie, Calgary, Chestermere, Cochrane and Municipal District of Rockyview] 

[Black Diamond, Brooks, Canmore, Drumheller, High River, Okotoks, Oyen, Strathmore and Turner Valley] Alberta Teachers' Association
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame (Wilcox SK) - Catholic residential co-ed school, Gr. 8-12
Coady International Institute (Antigonish, NS) 
College Mathieu (Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan) - a private French Catholic residential school 
Newman Theological College & St. Joseph Seminary
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 Abbey  (Muenster, SK) 

CatholicHealth Facilities in Alberta
Covenant Health <>
(corporate identity for the Catholic provincial health organization) Member facilities: 

Banff Mineral Springs Hospital 
Bonnyville Bonnyville Health Centre 
Camrose St. Mary's Hospital 
Castor Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital 
Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre 
Edmonton Grey Nuns Community Hospital 
Misericordia Community Hospital 
St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital
Killam Health Centre
Lethbridge St. Michael's Health Centre 
Lethbridge Martha's House
Lethbridge St. Therese Villa
Mundare Mary Immaculate Hospital 
St. Albert Youville Home 
Trochu St. Mary's Health Care Centre 
Vegreville St. Joseph's General Hospital 

Caritas Hospital Foundation supports the following hospitals:
Grey Nuns Community Hospital (est. 1988)
Misericordia Community Hospital (est. 1900)
Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre 
(est. as the Edmonton General Hospital in 1895)
Youville Home (est. 1863)


The Alberta Catholic Directory is available from the Edmonton Archdiocese Communication Office. The directory gives contact information for all parishes in Alberta, the North West Territories and northern Saskatchewan.  The Directory includes religious orders, institutions, dioceses, parishes, clergy, schools, agencies and more!

 Catholic Resource Portals  (sites that provide links to other sites)

American Catholic/St. Anthony Messenger award-winning web site 
Catholic Canada Directory   (Great site!!) 
Catholic Information Centre on Internet  (lists many Catholic web sites) 
"Home to popular free Catholic Chat Rooms, Email Discussion Groups, hundreds of keyword-searchable links, 
and free Catholic audio tapes and books. Worth a visit

CatholicNet - CatholicNET provides free web hosting for diocesian parishes, schools and agencies 
Catholic Online - Liturgical Calendar,  Feast Days of Saints, Holy Days -- calendar and descriptions - Catholic directory, forum, books, facts, jokes, e-cards 
CatholiCity  (links to Catholic information sites) 
I am the Bread of Life Catholic Apologetics Webring - links to numerous Catholic web pages 
RCNet  (lists Catholic sites on the Web) 


Commercial Products (purchasing with a social conscience) 
Alberta Council for Global Cooperation - what and where to buy "fair trade" in Alberta 
    Alberta TransFair - independent certification organization for fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa and sugar with a list of Alberta outlets, from the TransFair Canada web site 
Bridgehead Coffee, Tea & Cocoa - Canadian distributor (Ottawa-based) ; organic, shade-grown coffees from small-scale farmers' co-operatives 
Central Perc Coffee - TransFair Canada Licencee in Prince George, BC 
Fair Trade Quilts & Crafts - support craft and weaving cooperatives in Guatemala and Mexico
Global Exchange - all kinds of sweatshop and "fair trade" info 
  Resources on Fair Trade and Coffee - lots of good info links, including Canadian campaigns 
Just Us! Coffee Roasters <> - fair trade coffee & other products suppliers - delivery wherever you wish - home, office, church, community
Minkha Sweaters - Bolivian women's co-operative knitting group sells beautiful alpaca sweaters in North America. All profits are returned to the Bolivian women. 
Wild Bird General Store - the first retailer in Alberta to sell Shade-Grown "Bird Friendly" organic Fair Trade Coffee from the Creemore Coffee Company (located north of Toronto)

Dioceses' Web Sites
Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary 
Archdiocese of Edmonton 
       Pastoral Scene - weekly e-mail news of events in the Archdiocese
       Archdiocese of Edmonton - contact info listing on CCCB web site - 
        - For Parish information, see Edmonton Diocesan Council Zones & Councils page  Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan - web site link 
Diocese of St. Paul - web site link
Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith - web site link
Vatican --  The Holy See 
Geographical plan of the Church in Canada -- CCCB site 

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)  is a web site that monitors the Canadian health care system - Canadian Health Coalition

Events - Other 
Campaign 2000 - promote and secure implementation of 
the Nov. 24/89 Declaration to End Child Poverty 
-  Campaign against Child Poverty 
Jesus Through the Centuries -- virtual exhibit at the Provincial Museum of Alberta (PMA) 
       World Day of Prayer  International Committee (First Friday in March - check with your church for locations near you) Canada - Women's Interchurch Council

Parliament of Canada (legislation) 
List of Members of Parliament (MPs) 
Northwest Territories | Alberta + AB Legislative Assembly (MLAs & legislation) 
Calgary | Edmonton 
The Holy See (Vatican) 
United Nations 

Organizations - Catholic 
Catholic Biblical Association of Canada -- great bible and bible study resources; beautiful web 
Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace  (Development & Peace / CCODP) 
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 
Catholic Communication Network --  Catholic media, including reviews and ratings of current movies 
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops   (site re-designed March 2003) 
Catholic Health Alliance of Canada (CHAC) 
Catholic Missions In Canada (CMIC) 
Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) (Canada) -- affiliated with CCCB & Knights of Columbus -web URL 
Child Care International -- a Catholic sponsorship program 
Chalice - sharing Christ with those in need
Flying Fathers - the internationally famous Canadian hockey team of priests 
Knights of Columbus 
        --    Knights of Columbus  Alberta Northwest Territories State Council 
Save a Family Plan - <> - 100% of your donation goes to the families 
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 - Women in Need Growing Stronger second stage housing for women and children recovering from abusive domestic situations 
WUCWO is the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations 
       Catholic Women's League of Canada 
               National Council of Catholic Women of the United States of America 
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Organizations - Other 
-  Advertising Standards Canada
-  Alberta Federation of Women United for Families (AFWUF) < > 
-  Bissell Centre - "Making a Difference in Edmonton's Inner City" 
-  Bosco Homes - a charitable, non-profit society dedicated to serving children, adolescents and families who struggle with emotional and/or psychiatric disorders 
-  Canadian Broadcast Standards Council  (Complaint form to protest inappropriate speech and actions on television or radio) 
Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Council  (CRTC) 
Church Council on Justice and Corrections (CCJC) 
Focus on the Family Canada - Christian family ministry; infomation and resources 
Habitat for Humanity Canada - a complete, one stop shop for everything local, national and international for all denominations; Liturgical material, readings and commentaries, prayers 
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  (University of Alberta) 
Project Ploughshares - a national peace and justice organization promoting disarmament and peaceful resolution of conflict 
Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada  (WICC) 
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  Organizations officially supported by The Catholic Women's League

(Complete the National Voluntary Fund form and mail with cheque to National Office.) 

Catholic Missions In Canada (CMIC) - voluntary fund established at CWL National Convention 2001) 
Coady International Institute (Antigonish, NS) 
Development & Peace 
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (to Dec2020)

plus, at the Provincial level: 

CWL ABMK's Nickels for the North project -  funds help CWL councils in the Northwest Territories 
(Donations for Nickels for the North, payable to CWL Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council, 
may be sent to the ABMK Provincial Treasurer.) 

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Pro-Life & 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) 
Calgary Billings Centre 
Edmonton ProLife <
Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary's web site (click on the Pastoral Centre button, then on Family Resource Centre) for Engaged Encounter, Marriage Encounter, AfterAbortion, Project Rachel and other life-oriented web sites 

Other organizations & sites 
Association of Interchurch Families -- interchurch marriage& family support (added Jan. 13/01) 
        - includes a page and articles about the Canadian Association of Interchurch Families 
Baby Samuel  reaches for Life! 
Canadian Physicians for Life 
Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF)(Canada) -- affiliated with CCCB  & Knights of Columbus
  Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (U.S.) -- new campaign launched June 25/01 -- poster trucks on freeways 
   abortion links - info about abortion issues 
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition 
Lifesite  (Campaign Life Coalition) 
Registered Nurse (U.S.) "The Euthanasia Debate" <> (added Dec30/10)
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. -- prolife site based in Ireland

Social & Health Issues 
Bosco Homes - treatment, education and housing for children and adolescents / Bosco Foundation 
The Church Council on Justice and Corrections
Citizens for Public Justice - an ecumenical social advocacy organization
Campaign 2000 - promote and secure implementation of the Nov. 24/89 Declaration to end Child Poverty 
Campaign against Child Poverty 
Canadian Broadcast Standards Council  (Complaint form to protest inappropriate speech and actions on television or radio) 
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer link 
Development & Peace 
Youth Empowerment & Support Services (formerly Youth Emergency Shelter Society, Edmonton) - providing a short-term safe place for young people at risk 

Universal Stone Inc - an Edmonton, Alberta company

Catholic Youth Links 

Here are some links to sites for Youth interested in the Catholic faith. 
[Listings here are for information purposes only, and do not imply endorsement by the CWL, nor any official sanction by the Roman Catholic Church unless expressly stated on the respective web sites.] 
[Compiled by the Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council of The Catholic Women's League of Canada.

World Youth Day  
-  Alberta Pro-Life Youth - many links for pro-life youth on the Alberta Pro-Life web site 
-  Catholic Kids Net (U.S.) / Catholic Kids Net (Canada) - K4J Kids for Jesus Mission Packs for children ages 6-12 
-  Catholic Youth Networking  web site - Our mission is to provide a web-based environment where Catholic youth can learn about their faith, share their thoughts, and link to other interesting websites. (link added June 04/01) 

     - Cat Chat is known for its catchy songs, stories and solid Catholic teachings presented through Audio CDs, Live Concerts and VBS Programs < >
-  Regnum Christi's Youth and Family Encounter (YFE) 

- Mark Mallett
- Janelle Reinhart

-  The Western Catholic Reporter is weekly newspaper 
reporting on events of interest to Catholics in Alberta and beyond. 

-  Catholic Canada Directory  - 
-  Catechism of the Catholic Church 
-  EWTN Global Catholic Network 
-  The Holy See (Vatican) 
-  New American Bible

-  Alberta Pro-Life Youth - many links for pro-life youth on the Alberta Pro-Life web site 
- < > - join the new millennium’s “Save Sex” revolution 
- Rock for Life < > 

Catholic Education & Schools:
Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association 
Alberta Teachers' Association
Bosco Homes -- treatment programs for children and adolescents with emotional and psychiatric afflictions 
Coady International Institute  (Antigonish, NS) 
Newman Theological College & St. Joseph Seminary 
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) 

Additional Links to Other Organizations' Child/Youth pages 
Seven Days of Creation  - beautifully animated "Dynamation" production from Kids 4 Truth, a non-denominational ministry 
    (other Dynamations available at their site)