Sectoral Commissions

Commission for Evangelization and Catechesis (English Sector)


The Bishops of Canada promote and support evangelization, catechesis and Catholic education across the country. In order to address adequately these needs, the CCCB has established the Episcopal Commission for Evangelization and Catechesis for the Conference’s English Sector, which is assisted by the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis. The Bishops of the French Sector of the Conference are supported in their mandate of evangelization and catechesis by the “Office de catéchèse du Québec” established in 1961 by the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops (AQCB).

The resources and teaching tools developed by the ECEC target all ages as well as the different contexts in which the Catholic faith is lived and practiced, such as the family, parish, schools, and ecclesial movements. The ECEC also supports catechists and teachers through training opportunities as well as the development of effective modules and tools for evangelization.


The Most Rev. Brian Joseph Dunn, Chairman
The Most Rev. Stephen Jensen
Cardinal Thomas Collins
The Most Rev. Joseph Nguyen
The Most Rev. David Motiuk (consultor)

Evangelization, Catechesis, Catholic Education

Director and Commission Secretary

Margaret Shea-Lawrence, M.R.E.

Office for Evangelization and Catechesis


2500 Don Reid Drive
Ottawa (ON) K1H 2J2

613-241-9461, ext. 109