The Objects of the League shall be to unite Catholic women of Canada:

  1. to achieve individual and collective spiritual development
  2. to promote the teachings of the Catholic church
  3. to exemplify the Christian ideal in home and family life
  4. to protect the sanctity of human life
  5. to enhance the role of women in church and society
  6. to recognize the human dignity of all people everywhere
  7. to uphold and defend Christian education and values in the modern world
  8. to contribute to the understanding and growth of religious freedom, social justice, peace and harmony


To realize its mission and live out its Objects, the League sees itself as having these principal ministries:

  • to plan, develop and coordinate programs directed toward the individual and collective spiritual development of members as envisioned by the documents of Vatican II
  • to encourage and support the development of Christian values, and in particular the image of the family, throughout society
  • to represent Catholic women and their views on topics of national interest and importance, and to communicate those views to church, government and society at large
  • to plan, direct and coordinate the work of Catholic women in support of religious, charitable and community activities
  • to provide a vehicle for communication and the development of Christian companionship among Catholic women everywhere

Source: National Manual of Policy and Procedure (p 14)



The League Promise

FOR the glory of God and the good of God’s people,
I promise as a Catholic woman to honour,
invoke and imitate our patroness,
Our Lady of Good Counsel.

I promise to be a loyal member of
The Catholic Women’s League of Canada and
to promote its interest and growth in every way.

I promise to cooperate with League officers and conform,
to the best of my ability,
to the Bylaws of the organization in all League activities.