Elsie Yanik Award

Elsie Yanik Award Application Form

2019 Award Presentation (this will open in youtube)

Elsie Yanik Award Winner Presentation 2018

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
Spiritual Advisor.
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.

Father Walter Krewski Award Winners 1 2018
Father Walter Krewski Award Winners 2 2018
Father Walter Krewski Report to Convention 2018

Father Walter Krewski Awards Criteria

  Parish Award (New Members) Application Form (download file)

  Diocesan Treasurer or Organization Chairperson Award 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.



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.
Diocesan CWL Councils
CWL National and Provincial Councils
New Brunswick - no link available
Alberta Mackenzie Catholic Diocese Websites

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

National CWL Supported Organizations
Catholic Publications and Media

Grandin Media

Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Catholic Register

Catholic World News

Codes of Canon Law

National Catholic Reporter


Catholic Online


Salt + Light Media

Alberta Catholic Schools


Educational Institutions

Newman Theological College

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

Covenant Health

 Covenant Foundation - supports the Covenant Health Facilities

More Catholic Resources

Franciscan Media
Catholic Canada

Catholic Pages

Websites with a Social Conscience

Alberta Council for Global Cooperation

Global Exchange - Human Rights organization dedicated to promoting Social, economic and environmental justice around the world

Commercial Products with a Social Conscience

Fairtrade Products
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)

Canada - Women's Interchurch Council

Parliament of Canada (legislation) 
List of Members of Parliament (MPs) 
Northwest Territories | Alberta (MLAs & legislation) 
The Holy See (Vatican) 
United Nations

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) 
Edmonton ProLife
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.

Youth Links

World Youth Day

Kids for Jesus




"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.  

CALL TO CONVENTION        Invite.     Notice.  Registration.     Credentials 1.  2.  3. 4.  5.  6.   VenueList    FullPackage




Previous Annual CWL Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Convention Locations and Dates:
The 2021 74th Annual Provincial Convention, Virtual AMM, Judy Look ZOOM, June 5, 2021
The 2020 73rd Annual Provincial Convention, Lac La Biche, AB June 05-06, 2020 - cancelled due to CoVid-19
The 2019 72nd Annual Provincial Convention was in ArchDiocese of Grouard McLennan Diocese, Grande Prairie, AB June 07-08, 2019
The 2018 71st Annual Provincial Convention was in Diocese of Calgary, Okotoks, AB June 01-02, 2018
The 2017 70th Annual Provincial Convention was in ArchDiocese of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB June 09-10, 2017.
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.

Handbook for Secretaries (2005) 

Treasurer workshop (May 2010) 
Guidelines for Treasurers (2004)

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)

Spiritual Development 
 Spiritual Development Workshop June 2017
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. 


MARCH for LIFE - Thursday May 12, 2022 - website - communique


IWIN - I'm Worth It Nowan 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.


 - 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

            Answer Letter from the Ministry of Health - via email

- CCCB Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau.. link to letter ... link to website 


 Nickels for the North and March for Life Remittance Form

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. 


Bishops Meeting with ABMK

Meeting with the Alberta Gov't

 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 websitehttp://cwlfcanada.ca  

On Going:
Pornography Hurts Everyone! / Mandatory Age Verification - The ABMK Provincial Council have purchased the postcards and they are free to councils
      - please email your Diocesan Communications Chair or the ABMK Communications Chair - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - to place your order.
 CWL 12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care  2020 - The ABMK Provincial Council have purchased the Palliative Care postcards
     - please email the ABMK communications chair to place your order (limits apply).  Also Review the Christian Family Life Communique 4 
 PROVINCIAL INITIATIVE - Independent Seniors' Advocate 
  | action plan UPDATE - Sept2015 sample cover letter |
|action plan MEMO & REPORT FORM - Sept2015 |
| action plan UPDATE - June-Sept2015 | introductory letter | action plan process | need - background points from Fall 2014 | petition |   

New to the Territories or Alberta and want to join the CWL  - send a request with your name and address to the ABMK organization chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or ABMK communications chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Your information will then be forwarded to the parish council within your area.

Check our web sites at  www.cwl.ca  and  www.cwl.ab.ca  to find out who we are and what we do!

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