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Welcome to the Halifax-Yarmouth Diocesan CWL Website

Thankyou for visiting the Halifax-Yarmouth Diocesan Cathollic Women's League (CWL) Council website.  We hope that it serves as a useful resource for our members and highlights the wide varity of faith, leadership and fellowship opportunities available in the CWL.


Parish council CWL members are encouraged to use this website to become more informed, connect with resources and share their celebrations, activities and events with other CWL members.  Just use the contact form on this website or connect with the Halifax-Yarmouth webite administrator, Diocesan President or Communications chairperson regarding your wishes and needs for posting to the website. 

Who are we?

We are a national organization of over 70,000 women officially recognized by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB).  The CWL is affiliated with the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (WUCWO), who holds membership in the conference of International Catholic Organizations (ICO) and has consultative status with agencies of the United Nations.

Why Join the League?

Halifax-Yarmouth Diocesan CWL

How do I join?


All women, age 16 and up, are invited to take out membership in the Catholic Women’s League of Canada through parishes that have CWL councils. We offer both regular memberships for Catholic women, and Associate memberships for non-Catholics.

If there is not a CWL council in your parish, just click on the link button below to find a parish near you

2022 - 2024
National Theme

11th Halifax-Yarmouth Diocesan Council
Annual  Convention
and Meeting of Members

May 13 - 14th


102nd Annual National Convention
and Meeting of Members

Rejoicing in the Vineyard of The Lord!
Annual Day of Reflection for Women: Sisters of Life
(Feminine Genius)
Saturday, June 4, 2022

9:30 AM  2:30 PM

CWL Prayer for Renewal

National CWL Website


Link to the National CWL webpage "Inspire" videos 


To Inspire





CWL Welcome Program

A video and a brochure describing the program is available under Promotional Material on the National Website. 

CWL Strategic Planning 
We are now at the implementation stage -
Year 4
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Antigonish Diocesan CWL Council Website

Pornography Hurts Everyone
Pornography Hurts Everyone

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Development & Peace
Development & Peace

For over 50 years, Development and Peace has supported 15,200 local initiatives in fields such as agriculture, education, community action as well as the consolidation of peace and advocacy for human rights in 70 countries.

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Pope Francis Proclaims Year of St. Joseph
Pope Francis Proclaims Year of St. Joseph

With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from today, 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021.

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