The Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry (CCCM) and the Canadian Catholic Students Association (CCSA) has developed through close connections and collaboration and are one organization – two sides of the same coin. The International Chaplain of the International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS) has stated that CCCM/CCSA is one of the strongest and most developed Catholic Campus Ministry/Chaplain associations in the world. This is due not only to the close chaplain/student relationship but also due to the tremendous support and leadership that the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has provided since establishing an Episcopal Liaison in 1946 and a National Chaplain (National Coordinator) in 1948.
In April of 2011, CCCM was granted the distinguished status as a “national lay association of the faithful” from the Canadian Bishops, making CCCM one of only two national Canadian associations to be recognized with this status – the Catholic Women’s League being the other recognized in 2005.
Our Core Purpose:
Support Campus Ministry in promoting the mission of the Church in higher education.
CCCM is a national network of professional Catholic Campus Ministers, grounded in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, inspired by the vision of Vatican II.
CCCM exists to bring the Gospel of Christ to the academic world, through a national network; the ministry of the National Coordinator and the CCCM Executive Board; publications, programs and other means of sharing resources; national ad regional Campus Ministers’ and Students’ conferences.
CCCM has its roots in the early Catholic Colleges in Canada, dating back over 200 years. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) named the first National Chaplain in 1948. (National Chaplain of Newman which later became the CCSA) We are present on over 75 campuses across Canada.