The 2021 Annual Meeting will be virtual on Thursday June 3, and June 4, 2021. Registration details will be shared soon. A Call for Papers is now available.
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CCHA Annual Conference 2021

After some deliberation by the executive, and consultation with many of our members, it has been decided that the 2021 CCHA Conference will be hosted privately by the CCHA.  It will be held independent of the planned virtual Federation Congress, 2021. We expect to rejoin Congress once we can safely return to in-person conferencing. CCHA…

2020 G. E. Clerk Award winner announced

It is very rare that a recipient of this award has demonstrated excellence in all three categories, but Michael Power, this year’s recipient, has worked with distinction in all of them.

Father Jackman’s New Favourite Website

As many of you know Father Ed has physically visited more churches and cathedrals than perhaps any other member of the CCHA!  However, in this new quarantined life he has enjoyed learning about a virtual reminder of all the beautiful churches that surround us.  Here is well-researched website that may already be familiar to you…


Our blog entries come from The Archivist’s Pencil, published by the Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto.

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  • So Long... For Now
    Dear Readers,Thank you for enjoying and supporting The Archivist’s Pencil. We have loved bringing you our favourite stories, intriguing mysteries, entertaining letters, and exciting finds. As a team our understanding of the history of the Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto and of Catholicism has grown as we have jumped down rabbit-holes of research to share with […]
  • Happy Handwriting Day!
    Today is National Handwriting Day in the United States.The significance of this annual event has perhaps shifted in an era where official records are increasingly being created, authenticated, transmitted, and stored digitally.Despite the shift towards electronic records, our sacramental records continue to be handwritten. These are some of the Archdiocese’s most important records that act […]
  • "Give us a brief heart-space to see no sight, Save the One Star in all the crowded night"
    Anne Sutherland Brooks was born in Guelph, Ontario, on July 14, 1900. Although Presbyterian, she attended the Catholic Loretto Academy, as well as the Guelph Collegiate Institute. Following this, she earned her teacher's certificate at the London Normal School.By her mid-twenties, Anne began to attract attention as a poet, with her verses being published in numerous periodicals across Canada, the United […]