Research Centre: Vatican II and 21st Century Catholicism
Telephone: 613-236-1393
Ext. 2209
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About the Centre


The centre supports and promotes collaborative research on the Second Vatican Council, including the following areas:

  1. The contributions of Canadians to this historic event, and the understanding of how religious communities in Canada have been shaped by the council.
  2. The dialogue between the Catholic community, other Christian churches, non-Christians, and contemporary society.
  3. The dynamics of change, including the elements of progress and decline in the life of the Catholic community.
  4. A strong focus on archival research related to Canadian participation in the Second Vatican Council.