Catholic Women's League

Meetings are held at St. Patrick's Church on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  The Rosary is said at 7:00 pm followed by the meeting which starts at 7:30 PM and ends at 9:30 PM. There are NO meetings in the Summer! 

We meet virtually via zoom during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We invite all the women of our parish community ages 16 years or over to be part of our Catholic Women's League, and make a difference. 

For more information, please contact Ramona DaCunha (St. Patrick's CWL Council President) – email:

2022 Mary Dobell Pro Life Essay Contest

Senior Category, 3rd Place Winner from Philip Pocock Catholic School: Ashtyn Carrasco

Essay: Value of Life.pdf

Pandemic Diary

Mission Statement

The Catholic Women's League of Canada calls its members to grow in faith and to witness to the love of God through ministry and service.


The objectives of the League shall be to unite the 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 human 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.


The Catholic Women's League of Canada was organized nationally on June 17, 1920 and granted federal incorporation on December 12, 1923. The League is officially recognized by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) as a lay association of women and is affiliated with the World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations (WUCWO), a worldwide federation holding membership in the conference of International Catholic Organizations (ICO) and having consultative status with agencies of the United Nations (UN).

St. Patrick Council #1416 was organized and officially granted its Charter on November 26th, 1951.  Mrs. F. Donnelly Sr. (First and Founding President) with the consent of Rev. T. L. Healy (First Spiritual Advisor) along with 42 other women of St. Patrick’s Parish became the charter/founding members of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada - St. Patrick Council #1416, under the patronage of Our Lady of Good Counsel.  The Council was temporarily inactive for 3 years, during the Parish move from Dundas/Dixie to 921 Flagship Dr.  Our next milestone 70th Anniversary celebration will be in 2024.


For any membership inquiries, please contact Andrea Tjioe (email:

For additional information go to the following websites (National) (Provincial) (Toronto)