• Care For Our Common Home

    Our national guiding theme for 2019 - 2021

  • Care For Our Common Home

    Our national guiding theme for 2019 - 2021

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About Us

Manitoba Provincial Council obtained its charter with The Catholic Women’s League of Canada (CWL) in March 1948. An elected executive that includes the presidents representing Keewatin-The Pas, St. Boniface and Winnipeg Diocesan Councils forms Manitoba Provincial Council. Members continue to be guided by the League’s organizational objectives and the national executive, embracing national themes, projects and activities, while still maintaining their parish council’s identity.

Manitoba’s councils have contributed much to local and national communities and have also reached out to help international endeavours. They continue to be women “rooted in gospel values” and to serve humbly for “God and Canada”. Many of their achievements are recorded in the history of Manitoba Provincial Council.


Objectives of
The Catholic Women's League of Canada

We aim to unite Catholic women of Canada‭:‬

  • To achieve individual and collective spiritual development
  • To promote the teachings of the Catholic church
  • To exemplify the Christian ideal in home and family life
  • To protect the sanctity of life
  • To enhance the role of women in church and society
  • To recognize the human dignity of all people everywhere
  • To uphold and defend Christian education and values in the modern world
  • To contribute to the understanding and growth of religious freedom‭, ‬social justice‭, ‬peace and harmony

Annual Reports


Manitoba Provincial Council Executive 2017-2019

Click each member's photo to read their bio.

Father Paul BringlesonFather Paul Bringleson

Spiritual Advisor

Janet BrungerJanet Brunger

President Elect

Crystal ReiterCrystal Reiter

1st Vice President

Mary-Margaret PattersonMary-Margaret Patterson

2nd Vice President

Ann SchenkeveldAnn Schenkeveld

Recording Secretary

Colleen HollowayColleen Holloway

Corresponding Secretary

Lea ColbeckLea Colbeck


Faith AndersonFaith Anderson

Past President

Marielle RigauxMarielle Rigaux

Community Life

Doreen HoweDoreen Howe

Education and Health

Con MarksCon Marks


Lucille RossingtonLucille Rossington

President Keewatin-The Pas Diocesan Council (2018-2020)

Mavis McLarenMavis McLaren

President St. Boniface Diocesan Council (2016-2018)

Paulette ChasePaulette Chase

President St. Boniface Diocesan Council (2018-2020)

Rose Anne SeymourRose Anne Seymour

President - Winnipeg Diocesan Council (2017-2019)

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