Centre for Canonical Services (CCS)

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Centre for Canonical Services (CCS)

Mission Statement of the CCS

The Centre for Canonical Services provides a Church ministry. The CCS staff (consultants and staff members) is committed to providing expert canonical counsel to bishops, religious superiors and members of the Church who require assistance in addressing issues related to ecclesiastical structures and legislation.

In recent times, the need for appropriate canonical advice has become more evident as both religious institutes and dioceses are confronted with serious issues relating to financial stability, downsizing, a lack of personnel, as well as issues requiring responses to current challenges.

The CCS benefits from the assistance of qualified canonists, professors of the Faculty of Canon Law and other consultants who are available to offer canonical expertise. All the members of the CCS staff strive to develop and ensure a stable, coordinated, confidential and sustainable canonical consultation service for religious institutes, particular churches, and any person who requests a consultation.

Proposed Services

In collaboration with the Faculty of Canon Law of Saint Paul University, the CCS

  • Is a canonical resource point for religious institutes and other Church-oriented bodies or persons involved with ecclesial issues (episcopal conferences, dioceses, lawyers, etc.).
  • Offers canonical services and counsel to all those who request its help.
  • Offers service and counsel in both French and English.
  • Offers confidential services.

Fee Structure

A fee scale is available upon request.

Contact Information

613 751-4029 or 613 236-1393, ext. 4029

Louise Charbonneau, sco, Administrator, Centre for Canonical Services
613 236-1393, ext. 2462 or 4029

For more information, please do not hesitate to stop by our office. We are located in room GIG 223A. We will be happy to welcome you.