Every year the Canadian Catholic Historical Association has a number of awards available to writers of varying academic levels.
- James F. Kenney (Annual): This prize is given in honour of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association’s founder, James F. Kenney (1884-1946). It is awarded for the best essay on any aspect of the history of Catholicism in Canada written in a course by an undergraduate student in any university.
- G.E. Clerk Award (Biennial): This award recognizes the broad commitment and contributions of the nominee to the field of Canadian Catholic history (scholarly/educational/archival) and to the administration and mission of the CCHA/SCHEC. It may be awarded biennially.
- Paul Bator Award (Biennial): Offered in memory of Paul Bator, Catholic scholar and editor of Historical Studies (1993-1995) this award recognizes the best article published in Historical Studies in the previous two years.