The Catholic Women's League of Canada

Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council

[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.]


Catholic Education and Schools (Apr'12) Catholic Health Facilities in Alberta (Jan'11) Catholic Publications  and Media (Jan'11)
Catholic Resource Portals (Jan'11) Catholic Youth Links Commercial Products (Jan'11)
Dioceses' Web Sites (Jan'11) Media - Other Events - Other
Government  (Mar'13) Organizations - Catholic (Jan'11) Organizations - Other  (Jan'11)
Org'z'ns officially supported by the CWL Pro-Life & Family  (Jan'11) Social & Health Issues  (Nov'11)

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

  • Christ the Redeemer CSRD No. 3
  • [Black Diamond, Brooks, Canmore, Drumheller, High River, Okotoks, Oyen, Strathmore and Turner Valley]
  • Conseil scolaire catholique et francophone du Sud de l'Alberta
    [Calgary, Canmore and Cochrane]
  • Conseil scolaire Centre-Est No. 3
    [Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Plamondon and St. Paul]
  • Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord No. 2
    [Edmonton, Ft. 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 Catholic Schools (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 CRD No. 29
    [Legal, Morinville and St. Albert]
  • Holy Family CRD No. 37
    [Grimshaw, High Prairie, Manning, McLennan, Peace River and Valleyview]
  • Holy Spirit RCSRD No. 4
    [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
    [Bow Island, Dunmore, Medicine Hat and Redcliff]
  • Red Deer CRD No. 39
    [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
  • 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 College (Calgary)
         St. Paul University  (Ottawa)
    St. Peter's Abbey  (Muenster, SK)

    Catholic Health 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)

    Catholic Publications and Media On the Web

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

    The Alberta Catholic Directory is available early each year from the Western Catholic Reporter. The 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!
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     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)
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    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)
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    + 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
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    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
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    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
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