Standing Committees

Relations with Catholic Associations and Movements


Through dialogue and regular meetings, the Standing Committee for Relations with Catholic Movements and Associations facilitates the relationship of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) with Catholic movements and associations of national standing in Canada. The Standing Committee evaluates and makes recommendations to the Permanent Council regarding those Catholic movements and associations seeking canonical recognition as public or private “associations of the faithful”. It also maintains a list of national Catholic associations, movements and organizations present throughout Canada. Since 1996, the Bishops have convened forums with such groups to help foster among them an awareness of their charisms and missions as well as a sense of mutual respect and enrichment based on their common love for Christ and the Church.


The Most Rev. Marcel Damphousse, Chairman
The Most Rev. Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R.
The Most Rev. Robert Kasun
The Most Rev. Héctor Vila

About Ecclesial Associations and Movements


Recognition of National Catholic Associations

Advisor and Commission Secretary

Brian Butcher, Ph.D.

Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations


2500 Don Reid Drive
Ottawa (ON) K1H 2J2

613-241-9461, ext. 226