About CNWE

Catholic Network for Women’s Equality  

We are a Canadian grassroots movement working for justice and equality for women in the Catholic Church and in the world.

Founded in 1981, we aim to “be the change we seek”: we gather online and in person in collaborative circles to learn, to advocate for an inclusive accountable church and care for all creation, to participate in feminist ritual and prayer and to support one another in friendship.

Our Vision

ustice and equality for all persons manifested in word and action in the Catholic church and throughout the world.                                     

Our Mission

As a Canadian organization, we connect, support and represent people who seek justice for all within the Catholic church, for women throughout the world and for all of creation.


Our Core Values

  • inclusivity
  • creativity
  • celebration
  • compassion
  • solidarity
  • collaboration
  • dialogue