The 87th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association will be held at the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario) on Wednesday, June 3 to Thursday, June 4, 2020 in conjunction with the Annual Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (May 30 to June 5, 2020).

The theme for Congress 2020 is “Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism.” More information about Congress 2020 is available at

The call for papers is open through February 29. Papers may be submitted through our online submission system at the bottom of this page.



Early registration is now open at 

The final date to register online is June 5. Please consult Congress 2020’s registration site for details on deadlines and fee schedules.

Speakers, Panels, and Events

  • CCHA Keynote Speaker: To be announced
  • CCHA Presentation Rooms/Building: Support Services Building 1393 Western Rd., London
  • President’s Reception: Thursday, June 4 (location to be announced)
  • Mass for the Deceased Members of the CCHA: June 3, 5:00 pm (location to be announced)


Rooms are currently being held for ALL CCHA members at the Windemere Manor at a very favourable price  (breakfast included). The Windemere Manor is directly behind and a 12 minute walk to our conference presentation rooms located at the Support Services Building, (1393 Western Rd.). Rooms are the nearest possible to the CCHA-allocated conference rooms.  Contact Valerie Burke directly at reserve your accommodation.

Call for Papers

The CCHA invites proposals for scholarly papers dealing with the Congress theme as it relates to Canadian Catholic history, but papers dealing with any aspect of the history of the Catholic Church or Catholicism in Canada are also most welcome. Papers presented at the conference will be eligible for consideration for publication in the CCHA’s annual peer-reviewed journal, Historical Studies.

All proposals should be submitted using the online form below.

Proposals for either individual papers, or entire sessions, or roundtables of two or three related papers, are welcome. For individual papers, please submit a maximum 250-word proposal and one-page curriculum vitae. For panels or roundtable sessions, please send a maximum one-page proposal for the entire session and curriculum vitae for each participant. Papers suitable to be presented in a joint session with the CSCH (Canadian Society of Church History) are also welcome. Curriculum vitae should include email and postal addresses.

Prospective presenters are encouraged to become members of the CCHA. Student memberships are available.

Submissions accepted through Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Submit Your Paper or Panel