Elsie Yanik Award
2019 Award Presentation (this will open in youtube)
2018 Award Presentation (this will open in youtube)
Elsie Yanik Biography
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
1. 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
2. The recipient shall be a CWL member living in Alberta Mackenzie.
3. 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.
4. Nomination of a member must be submitted by a Parish or Diocesan Council.
5. Deadline for submissions shall be December 31 of each year.
6. The Committee shall notify the recipient by February 15.
7. 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 (New Members) Application Form (download file)
Summary of Father Walter Krewski Award Winners 2007-2018
Complete the application form(s) and contact the Organization Chairperson for the mailing address.
The deadline for submission of the forms is February 28, 2021.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email.
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.
NOTICE OF ALBERTA MACKENZIE PROVINCIAL ANNUAL CONVENTION
"Building Relationships and Effecting Change"
(Updated April 7, 2022)
The 75th Annual Convention of the Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council of
the Catholic Women's League of Canada
will be held Friday June 3 and Saturday June 4, 2022, Lac La Biche, AB (Diocese of St. Paul)
to present annual reports and conduct any other business of the Council.
The 2016 69th Annual Provincial Convention was in Diocese of St. Paul, Westlock, AB June 03-04, 2016.
The 2015 68th Annual Provincial Convention was in Diocese of Mackenzie Fort Smith, 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.
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
Legislation workshop (June 2009)
Resolutions workshop (June 2009)
ABMK Prays the Rosary - Judy Look, ABMK past-president prays the Rosary THURSDAYs at 7:30 pm (MDT) - via Zoom - Zoom in when you can or pray the rosary in solitude at the same time. Judy intends to lead the rosary every Wednesday while CoVid-19 grips our country and our world.
IWIN - I'm Worth It Now - an inititative by the Catholic Women's League at St. Michael's Catholic Community, Calgary
St. Michael's is now partnered with the Saskatchewan Provincial CWL Council and Hope Restored Canada and delivered backpacks to Saskatoon. https://www.facebook.com/100484858210290/posts/327341878867919/?d=n
Review the sites and see how you can assist human trafficking survivors and help put an end to human trafficking and exploitation throughout our province, Canada and the world.
COVID-19 PANDEMIC - VACCINE DEVELOPMENT
- ABMK Letter to Premier Kenny ...... supporting documents:
An Ethics Assessment of CoVid-19 Vaccine Programs, 2019 Reprint: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0024363919855896?journalCode=lqra&, 2017 Pontifical Academy for Life: Note on Italian vaccine issue
March for Life:
Alberta March for Life - Thursday May 12, 2022 - Brochure
March for Life vs City of Edmonton - court date Friday November 13th, 2020
March for Life - May 14, 2020 - walk and events cancelled due to CoVid-19
The ABMK Council encourages members and councils to donate to the March for Life voluntary fund.
This fund supports the MARCH FOR LIFE event in Edmonton.
Nickels for the North:
Voluntary fund which members and councils are able to donate to which helps CWL members from the MacKenzie Fort Smith Diocese. This allows the executive to attend council meetings within the Diocese and to attend conventions outside of the Diocese.
Catholic Women's Leadership Foundation Update http://cwlfcanada.ca
We invite you to invest in Canada’s future by helping Catholic women become transformational leaders.
Applications for the 2022-2023 are now available. Application Deadline is November 20, 2021
This initiative is a truly Catholic organization building for the future of Canada.
Information is available on the website: http://cwlfcanada.ca
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Your information will then be forwarded to the parish council within your area.
Personal Income Tax return
It is a good opportunity to include this or a similar note with your return. Pass it on to as many as possible.
PERSONAL DECLARATION: I wish to protest the use of my tax money to support, in Alberta and on the federal level, the legalized killing known as abortion. I wish to have it known that, in spite of my protest, I am FORCED to participate through my taxes in the taking of innocent human life. I would like this statement to be permanently filed with my tax records to show that this involvement is involuntary and against the dictates of my conscience.
Signature / Social Insurance Number / Date