The aim of this Centre founded in 1967 is to promote studies in Canadian religious history, by sponsoring research and organizing meetings of specialists in the field. For that purpose, the Centre prepares research tools such as bibliographies, indexes and various catalogues. It also collects historical documents, particularly of untapped sources accessible to few researchers. Since 1977, the Centre has been working on the listing and microfilming of Roman documents concerning Canadian religious history. It is the official depository for the archives of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and of the Canadian Religious Conference.