COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS

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COMMISSION FOR PRIESTS

The Commission for Priests considers issues related to the welfare and ongoing formation of the clergy. It maintains liaison with the Central Region Executive of the National Federation of Councils of Priests.

Bishop Representatives:  Bishop Desrochers (Chair), Bishop Bourgon, Bishop Bayda, Bishop Poitras, Bishop Dabrowski

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EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Education Commission monitors, through the Institute for Catholic Education and L’Office provincial de l’éducation catholique de l’Ontario, the development of curriculum in both English and French for Catholic schools. It also relates to other Catholic education associations on all issues affecting Catholic schools.

Bishop Representatives: Bishop Bergie (Chair), Bishop Kasun, Bishop Colli, Bishop Miehm, Bishop Boissonneau, Bishop Poitras, Bishop Soro

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee carries forward the business of the Assembly between Plenary Meetings. The Executive for the 2020-2022 term is:

President: Most Rev. Ronald Fabbro c.s.b. – Bishop of London
Vice-President: Most Rev. Gerard Bergie – Bishop of St. Catharines
Councillor: His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins – Archbishop of Toronto
Councillor: Most Rev. Serge Poitras – Bishop of Timmins

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SOCIAL AFFAIRS COMMISSION

The Social Affairs Commission seeks to apply the rich body of Catholic social teaching to the many issues of social justice which arise in our society. Its goal is to increase knowledge of Church teaching among the faithful and to make its basic principles known to those who might not yet be familiar with them.

Bishop Representatives: Bishop Crosby (Chair), Bishop Nguyen, Bishop Dabrowski

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ONTARIO DIOCESAN INSURANCE PROGRAMS

The Ontario Dioceses cooperate in obtaining various types of insurance coverage. The Insurance Committee is comprised of two bishops who, with the help of an Insurance Management Board which has representatives from eight dioceses, manage the insurance programs and keep the other bishops informed of its standing.

Bishop Representatives: Archbishop Mullhall, Bishop Miehm

For more information on the commissions and committees listed, please contact the ACBO Office at acbo@acbo.on.ca