Catholic Christian Outreach

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Mission Statement

Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) is a university student movement dedicated to evangelization. We challenge students to live in the fullness of the Catholic faith with a strong emphasis on becoming leaders in the renewal of the world. CCO was founded by André and Angèle Regnier in 1988 at the University of Saskatchewan. From the humble beginnings of a handful of students, the movement now serves thousands of students across Canada.

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  • The Power of a Story

    CCO Blog - Taylor Story

    By Taylor Hyatt Last October 15th, Canada’s Supreme Court heard arguments for the Carter v. Canada assisted suicide case. The judges recommended that any adult with a “grievous and irremediable” health condition causing “enduring and intolerable suffering” should be able to end their life with the help of a physician. This includes illnesses that are not terminal. This includes physical disabilities like my own. I was born with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, which has impaired the mobility and stamina of my legs. Various media outlets interviewed me following the Supreme Court’s ruling, giving me the chance to share my experiences, and my belief that this ruling will warp society’s view...

  • Being a CCO Missionary: What I Really Think about Support Raising

    CCO BLOG Support Raising

    By Eric Chow   “So when are you going to find a REAL job?”   This was one of the questions asked of me soon after signing up to work as a missionary with CCO in 2004. I was just starting to build my financial support team.   Caught off guard I said, “Well I’m planning to work for CCO for the next three years then I’ll see.”   11 Years later I’m still working for CCO.   Throughout the years the following questions have also come up: “So do you have a real job on the side?” “When do you plan to use your engineering degree?” “How long do...

  • My Daily Negotiation with Myself

    CCO blog Negotiation

    By Eric Chow Every morning l try to be a helpful husband by taking my 4-year-old daughter Eva to school. Otherwise my wife Vanessa would have to take all the kids. This means loading and unloading four little ones into a van, first at home, then at school, then again at home. This is no simple task- it’s an event! It’s much easier for me to just take Eva to school on my way to work. And, if the morning routine is going well, we can make it to daily mass (a highlight for me, especially with my little girl!). School starts at 8:40 am and l am able to...

Missionary Highlight

Missionary Highlight

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Annie Flaherty

This past year, my housemate Colleen Dugan, who has been away from her faith for a number of years, agreed to take the CCO Discovery faith study. She has since told me that the study has changed her life, the...

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Eric Filion

One of my greatest joys as a missionary is whenever I have the opportunity to pray with a student, to open their heart to Christ, or help them go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. One of the exciting opportunities that...

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Nicole Germaine

Serving on CCO's summer mission project Impact! Halifax 2012 has been the highlight of my ministry with CCO so far. I saw so many young people deepen their relationship with Christ and grow in their hearts for evangelization. It was...

Articles from CCO's, Grapevine Newsletter

CCO invites youth to relationship with Christ

This relationship with Jesus Christ is what people are seeking in their lives. Awareness of this inspires CCO to do what is necessary to reach as many people as possible with the Gospel. This message includes the truth of the relationship that God wants to have with us.

Annual dinner brings hope and humour to Kingston

The Saint John Fisher Dinner is named in honour of a great man of letters for his courageous defence of marriage and his martyrdom under Henry VIII. The dinner supports the work of our Newman House Catholic chaplaincy at Queen’s University and the missionaries of Catholic Christian Outreach who are an essential part of our mission...”

Archdiocese ends search for evangelization tools

At Catholic Christian Outreach, we work primarily with university students. It is not uncommon for people to ask us, “What about everyone else? Why don’t you run faith studies at parishes as well?” Two years ago, Kyle Neilson, the director of the Office of Evangelization in the Archdiocese of Vancouver, entered this discussion with exciting results...

‘I can’t believe you caught that moment’

Rob Scott is a young Catholic man who happens to be a tattoo artist. He wears a leather jacket, has a full beard, and talks openly about his love for Jesus and Eucharistic Adoration. He spent the summer in Victoria, B.C., on CCO’s Impact mission, participating in outreach activities with 26 other young adults.

Standing for Christ

An incredible opportunity faced me during last year’s CCO fall retreat: a summer mission. The words “Africa” and “mission” stirred something new inside my heart that I could not explain. I started to consider the possibility of entering into this adventure.