CANCELLED: With much regret, we announce that the 2020 Annual Meeting has been canceled.
Fall 2019: A year-end review of the accomplishments of our members and our meeting in Vancouver.
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COVID-19 – What’s next for the CCHA?

The CCHA Executive meets regularly at the University of St. Michael’s College every fall in order to commence the CCHA yearly activities.  We are hoping (fingers crossed) that this year will be no different. Of course, no one can be sure. President Peter Ludlow, will outline how and when that will happen for the Executive,…

Coast to Coast: February 2020

News across Canada, of interest to special groups within the CCHA and Canadian Catholic Historians. Start sending in your own stories.

2020 Clerk Award Call for Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 G.E. Clerk Award, a biennial CCHA Award recognizing excellence in writing, research, administration, archives, or teaching in Canadian Catholic History.


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

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  • 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 […]
  • The Remembrance Poppy
    The poppy is a widely recognized symbol of remembrance for fallen soldiers that many choose to wear in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day.We were intrigued to find records in our archive that document how the poppy became a universally accepted memorial flower and how it started to bloom on the lapels of Canadians. The use of […]