Welcome to the new Canadian Catholic Historical Association website!
The Canadian Catholic Historical Association, founded in 1933, encourages research and interest in the history of the Canadian Catholic Church, promotes the preservation of historical sites and material culture, publishes an annual volume, Historical Studies, and a semi-annual Bulletin. Members can belong either to the English Section of the association, or to the French Section, la Société Canadienne d’histoire de l’Eglise Catholique. The French section holds its annual conference in the autumn in Quebec. The English section, the CCHA, meets during the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the late spring.
In April 2011, members of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association enjoyed a joint conference with the American Catholic Historical Association in Toronto. The following month we met at Congress 2011 for our Annual CCHA Conference held this year at the
University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University in Fredericton.
I invite you to explore our new Canadian Catholic Historical Association website. Read the Call for Papers and let us know if you would like to present a paper. If you have an idea for a speaker or a session contact someone from our Executive Officers. Watch the website in January and February 2012 for information on early registration to our Annual CCHA Conference and details regarding flights and accommodation.
Check the information on the G.E. Clerk Award recognizing a distinguished historian of the Catholic Church in Canada. I encourage you to consider making a nomination.
Read the information on the Kenney Prize for undergraduate student history essays. Consider applying or passing the information on to a student who might be interested in applying.
We hope you enjoy our website design and layout. Make it your own by giving us your feedback or just become a member of the CCHA. We hope the website will promote research and communication on the history of the Catholic Church in Canada and offer encouragement for all to get to know your own local Canadian Catholic history across this vast, beautiful country of ours.
Canadian Catholic Historical Association