The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops released a Safe Environment Policy to protect children and everyone from sexual abuse in the church: Protecting Minors from Sexual Abuse: A Call to the Catholic Faithful in Canada for Healing, Reconciliation, and Transformation. Read the document here.
Break the cycle of silence. You can choose to talk about it and report abuse. The Diocese of Calgary has launched a Safe Environment web page. Talk to someone you trust or call the toll-free number at 1-833-547-8360.
Click on the names in blue to go to their website:
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary
World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations
Catholic Women's League of Canada
- National Voluntary Funds constitute monies forwarded by councils through national office for disbursement annually to the appropriate agencies, Parish Councils complete the National Voluntary Fund Remittance Form indicating which funds they wish to support, and forward it to national office with a cheque made out to The Catholic Women's League of Canada. A copy of this form is to be sent to the diocesan treasurer for her information.
- Permanent Voluntary Funds: these agencies are permanently assisted by donations received from members and councils of the Catholic Women's League of Canada.
Coady International Institute of St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia was founded by Dr Moses Coady who gave leadership to the Antigonish Movement which promotes the ideal that by learning and working together, men and women become "masters of their own destinies". Coady offers a six-month diploma program designed for leaders engaged in the development of people-based organizations in developing countries. The students, ranging in age from 25 to 45, are persons employed with public and private sector organizations engaged in human and international development. All students sign a commitment to return to their country of origin upon completion of the program, and are required to undertake a Diploma Study Project that relates the student's work at home to Coady's formal training.
Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace (CCODP) established in 1967 is Canada's official Catholic overseas development organization launched by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. CCODP has helped support projects such as grassroots community development, literacy programs, mother and child health care, skills training, agricultural programs and emergency relief. CCODP also supports educational programs, helping make Canadians more aware of the problems and goals of people in developing countries. CCODP's primary source of funds is the yearly "Share-Lent" campaign, Canadian International Development Agency and donations from individuals and groups. Since 1969, the CWL has encouraged its members to support the 1% program. Brochures are available free of charge from National office.
Catholic Missions In Canada (CMIC) - CWL Mission Partners Fund raises funds to provide missionaries with the tools they need to catechize throughout 24 Mission dioceses found within Canada. CWL Mission Partners, in conjuction with the League, supports six religious education programs. The fund established at CWL National Convention 2001. Learn about the Day of Prayer for Canadian Home Missions.
Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA aka Velma's Dream) raises funds to support Eastern Catholic churches by building up the church, affirming human dignity and alleviating poverty, encouraging dialogue and inspiring hope.
- National CWL Facebook page
Alberta Mackenzie Provincial CWL
Diocesan Voluntary Fund
Calgary Diocesan CWL Councils:
- Airdrie – St. Paul
- Allerston – St. Isidore
- Beiseker – St. Mary
- Blairmore (Crowsnest Pass) Holy Trinity
- Bow Island – St. Michael
- Brooks – St. Mary
- Calgary – Ascension Parish
- Calgary – Corpus Christi #10
- Calgary – Holy Name
- Calgary – Holy Spirit
- Calgary – Holy Trinity
- Calgary -- Sacred Heart
- Calgary – St. Albert The Great
- Calgary – St. Bernadette
- Calgary – St. Bonaventure
- Calgary – St. Cecilia
- Calgary – St. Gerard
- Calgary – St. Joseph
- Calgary – St. Luke
- Calgary – St. Mark
- Calgary – St. Mary’s Cathedral
- Calgary – St. Michael’s
- Calgary – St. Patrick
- Calgary – St. Peter
- Calgary – St. Pius X #25
- Calgary – St. Thomas More
- Chestermere – St. Gabriel
- Coaldale – St. Ambrose
- Drumheller – St. Anthony’s
- Foremost – Our Lady of Perpetual Help
- Fort Macleod – Holy Cross
- Hanna – St. George
- High River – St. Francis de Sales
- Lethbridge – Our Lady of the Assumption
- Lethbridge – St. Basil
- Lethbridge – St. Martha
- Magrath – St. Joseph
- Medicine Hat – Holy Family
- Medicine Hat – St. Patrick’s
- Milk River – St. Peter
- Okotoks – St. James
- Picture Butte – St. Catherine
- Pincher Creek – St. Michael
- Rockyford – St. Rita
- Strathmore – Sacred Heart
- Taber – St. Augustine
- Vulcan – St. Andrew
There are many scams going around masquerading as your clergy (priests, deacons or lately, the bishop).
Please exercise caution when responding to email messages. If you receive unusual emails, check the sender's email address to see whether it is the person’s genuine address. Even if the sender's address looks correct, always verify suspicious emails by phoning the sender. There have been many similar scams reported by several parishes in our diocese and across Canada.
Note that these scams do not stop at emails. Those in social media should stay vigilant when responding to friend requests or to other compelling posts requiring a response. There are many fake Twitter, Facebook and other social media accounts trying to impersonate people you know and our church leaders. Some scammers may take the time to build a relationship with you to gain your trust, before trying to extort money or other things like gift cards.
Please exercise vigilance when you are being charitable. Use the channels you are most familiar with and avoid becoming victims of a scam.
For samples of scam emails see Diocese of Calgary
For news and events within the Catholic Diocese of Calgary please visit the website for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary. Check for employment opportunities at http://careers.calgarydiocese.ca