A Brief History

CCSA Executive 2010
First Catholic Universities in Canada – Université de Laval 1673 (French) and University of Ottawa 1848 (English).

1905 First Newman Club in Canada (University of Toronto) – Canadian Province of US Federation formed in 1931.

1942 Canadian Newman Federation formed. Primarily Catholic Clubs on secular campuses, some Catholic colleges.

1946 Canadian Newman Movement was admitted to the International Student Organization – Pax Romana – His Eminence James Cardinal McGuigan became the first Episcopal moderator.

1948 National Chaplain named by Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

1952 Newman Canada hosted the World Pax Romana Conference in Montreal, 3,000 attendees.

1960’s Began to have common conferences – Catholic and secular (Newman Clubs) Colleges/Universities.

1970’s CCCM and CCSA taking present form.

1980 National Coordinator/National Chaplain became full time position funded by CCCB.

1980 – 90’s Hosting and representation at regional, national and international conferences.

1998 Received Charitable Status – Revenue Canada and Incorporated – Industry Canada.

2000 CCCM Board became Executive Board, from previous Advisory capacity.

2002 Hosted University Café – University Day – International Chaplain’s Forum at WYD 2002 in Toronto. Intern Assistant hired to assist National Coordinator – funding for position dependent on donations.

2003 CCSA executive restructuring at three annual fall regional conferences.

2004 National Coordinator becomes employee of the CCCM Board, previously was self- employed.

2005 CCSA National Student Leadership Conference January 2005 (Bi-lingual) More Francophone campuses inside Quebec joining the associations.

2006 Strategic Planning – Newly articulated Core Purpose:

CCCM: Supporting campus ministry in promoting the mission of the Church in higher education.

CCSA: Uniting students who witness to the Gospel on campus.