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?

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

National CWL Website

Antigonish Diocesan CWL Council Website

Support February 22nd as Canada's National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
Link to website:
APPG Human Trafficking Forum

Link to the NS Provincial CWL Council presentation:  

League of the Future Part 2

CWL Prayer for Renewal

    Welcome to the Prayer Corner




CWL Welcome Program

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

Catholic Women's League of Canada
Response to COVID-19
- Extension of terms of office to 2021
Link to National Policy and Procedure information for Parish CWL Councils becoming part of a Parish Cluster - page 53. 

 Parish News and Celebrations

Link to Standing Committee 

Communiques and Resources

2019-2020 Theme
CWL Strategic Planning 
We are now at the implementation stage -
Year 3 !!