Religious Education Network

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REN Mission Statement:

The Religious Education Network works collaboratively to empower its members and the Catholic school communities they serve by


 REN Vision Statement:

The Religious Education Network (REN) is a community of Catholic educators providing support and opportunities for collaboration.


The Religious Education Network (REN) originated around 1993 in response to an identified need among Catholic educators to connect with colleagues around the province.  Since that time, REN has established itself as a significant forum for collaboration and a vehicle for action in fulfilling the dual mandate of Catholic schools of teaching through the eyes of Faith in the Province of Alberta.

Member school jurisdictions provide philosophical, educational and financial support for the advancement of REN and its activities.

It is understood that REN communicates with and reports through the Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta (CCSSA).  The following statements are intended to define REN’s membership, principles, mandate, and structure in its relationship to CCSSA in the important work of Catholic education in Alberta.


The Religious Education Network will be composed of:

Associate membership status may be extended to other groups, such as the Universities, the Religious Education and Moral Education Council of the ATA, and, subject to the approval of CCSSA, other institutions that offer religious education.




Under the leadership of CCSSA, REN will further the collective will of the Catholic community of Alberta to have Catholic education for all students.  In doing this work, REN will: