The Canadian Catholic Students’ Association (CCSA) is a national association, founded in 1946, to unite Catholic students from campuses across Canada. We are a crucial link for established Catholic campus ministries and emerging Catholic communities. We represent Canada in the International Movement in Catholic Students (IMCS) – Pax Romana. Our core purpose is to unite students who witness to the Gospel on campus. Visit our facebook page for updates:

Meet our 2018 CCSA National Executive:

Atlantic Representatives

Emily Miller, Administrative Affairs Officer (St. Thomas University)

My name is Emily Miller. I am from St. Peter’s Bay, PEI. I am currently studying Human Rights and International Relations at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB. I have a strong desire for justice and peace, and a passion for learning. I consider myself to be a global citizen, and try to keep myself updated on what is going on in our world. My hope with CCSA is to work within my own campus ministry and along with my fellow board members to provide students with activities that are fulfilling and engaging, in addition to connecting students across the country in a movement towards love, mercy, peace and justice. I am excited to be a part of this board, and to be working at a local, national, and international level. There are many struggles and people struggling in our world today, and my wish is to live and work with others in spreading our message.

Joe MacMaster, Communications Officer (St. Francis Xavier)

My name is Joe MacMaster.  I’m a Science student at St. Francis Xavier university in Nova Scotia.  I’m the Communications Officer, and one of the Atlantic representatives for the CCSA.  Outside of my studies I’m a fiddler, bagpiper, pianist, blacksmith, and gardener.  I grew up in rural Cape Breton island, where I hope to settle as dentist one day.  If you’re a Catholic university student, you may feel sometimes as if you’re the only one there is.  It’s my pleasure to tell you that you’re not, and that I along with the rest of the executives would love to meet you, and to see you meet other students who share the faith from around the country.

God Bless!

Central Representatives

Mikèla Lemiuex, President (Laurentian University)

Salut ,moi c’est Mikèla, je suis une étudiante de deuxième année en Éducation physique et santé à l’Université Laurentienne à Sudbury. Je suis originaire d’un petit village à l’Est d’Ottawa. Je pratique plusieurs sports et j’aime profiter du plein air autant durant toutes les saisons. Je suis une fille qui déborde d’énergie et d’idées.  

For my second year I have the amazing opportunity to be part of the CCSA executive as one of the central representative and also the president. I look forward to working with campus from sea to sea. I know that God has great plans for 2018 and I can’t wait to see what this year will bring!

Maryse Leveille, Francophone Representative (Laurentian University)

My name is Maryse Léveillé and I am a second-year student in Speech Language Pathology at Laurentian University, in Sudbury, Ontario. I am a fan of the outdoors and I particularly enjoy snowshoeing, skating, and skiing! I will be your central representative for the upcoming year as well as your Francophone Relations delegate.

Being part of the CCSA offers me the possibility to create a great partnership with other committed Catholic students from all over Canada during many activities and conferences! I am really excited to be part of the executive and I can’t wait for the national conference in the fall of 2018!

Western Representatives

Philip Ottenbreit, External Affairs Officer (University of Regina)

My name is Philip, and I’m currently taking science at the University of Regina. How to describe myself… A catholic-starwars-science-nature-outdoor-french-music-family-friends-theoffice-rootbeer-farm-person. Hey! I tried my best. To find out more, drop me an email at

 I’d love to meet you. I feel blessed to be on the CCSA for the opportunity to meet with and unite witnesses for the Good News across Canada!



Aidan Prenovault, Vice President (University of Manitoba)

I am a  4th year political studies student at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, and will be completing my degree at the end of 2018. I hope to attend law school upon completion of my undergrad degree. I have a articular interest in the role of bilingualism in Canadian politics, as well as human rights in the international political system. This is my second term on the CCSA executive, and I am looking forward, as the Vice President of CCSA, to meet many new students, and to reacquaint myself with many others who share the faith.