The English Speaking Catholic Council’s work space is situated on the traditional territory of the
Kanien’kehà:ka, which has long served as a meeting place among many First Nations including the Kanien’kehá:ka of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Huron/Wendat, Abenaki, and Anishinaabeg. Today, Tiohtià:ke/Montréal is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples.

The English Speaking Catholic Council respects that the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodian of the lands and waters on which we gather every day. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the
Montreal community.

The English Speaking Catholic Council recognizes those of us who came here involuntarily, particularly those brought to these lands as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade as well as the Underground Railroad. We honour and pay tribute to those ancestors of African origin and descent, and we recognize their contribution to our collective history and culture and whose contributions have enriched our community.

The English Speaking Catholic Council welcomes and values the unique attributes and perspectives of individuals from all backgrounds – a culture where every person feels respected, empowered, and included, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, economic status, location, or other characteristics.

We will continue to collaborate with stakeholders and communities of interest to enhance access to our programs and building meaningful and genuine forms of diversity, equity,
inclusion and accessibility.

  • Strengthen engagement with historically underserved communities through increased outreach
    and communications.
  • Identify ways to enhance program relevancy and accessibility.
  • Review and improve organizational policies and procedures through a DEI&A lens.