Our 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's Five Tenets​

At a time when young people are making decisions that shape the course of their lives, we introduce them to Jesus and help them become leaders who will renew the world.

Our faith is based on a personal, life-giving encounter with Christ. We present the Gospel message in a relevant and straightforward way.

We believe each individual matters and should have the chance to hear about God’s love and mercy. We take the time to accompany young adults as they draw closer to Christ.

CCO has a heart for the world, aware that salvation is offered through Christ for all people. We reach out with the Great Commission in mind.

God has done such great things in our midst, and we have so much hope for what He can do in and through us. We trust in His faithfulness.

CCO's Three Pillars​

PROCLAIM

EQUIP

COMMISSION

The three pillars of CCO are to proclaim, equip and commission. It is our belief that a clear and simple proclamation of the Good News of Jesus is urgently needed in the world, even among Catholics; this is the mandate of the New Evangelization. Having proclaimed the Gospel, we then seek to equip those who have experienced conversion with the necessary skills to evangelize others. Our method cooperates with the Holy Spirit, hoping that all people will internalize and put into action the great task Jesus gave his disciples, “to go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:18).

Our goal is share the message of Jesus and to spread His mission. This mission is to form apostles—believers who, through the empowerment and inspiration of the Holy Spirit, send others to proclaim the message.

Founders

Angèle Regnier​

ANGÈLE REGNIER was born on November 29, 1966 in Leask, Saskatchewan and received her Bachelor of Education cum laude from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Angèle grew up in a strong Christian home and had a deep experience of God’s personal love as a Grade 12 student when she attended a youth conference. She had the privilege of being an active leader in interdenominational evangelical ministries such as InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Campus Crusade for Christ. Through their formation and mission opportunities, her passion to serve the spreading of the Gospel was enflamed.

Along with her husband André, Angèle founded Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) in Saskatoon in 1988. For over 3 decades CCO has been affecting change in the lives of the students to whom it ministers, calling them to deeper conversion and a Christ-centred life.

In 2015, André and Angèle were awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal for distinguished service to the Church. This is the highest medal that can be awarded to laity by the Pope.

Angèle created CCO’s Faith Study books ( Discovery, Source, Growth, Obedience, Commission) as well as The Ultimate Relationship (UR) booklet, including translations of these materials in several languages. In the summer of 2016, at the invitation of the Church, Angèle and André helped lead a team to distribute a million copies of this booklet, in 10 languages, to evangelize the pilgrims attending the World Youth Day (WYD) festivities in Krakow, Poland.

In 2018, Angèle led a team that brought the relic arm of St Francis Xavier on a historic pilgrimage across Canada. Nearly 80,000 people across Canada came out to venerate the relic and it is estimated that nearly 84 million people were reached. This incredible reach was largely through the positive media coverage achieved as a result of Angèle and the team being interviewed hundreds of times locally, nationally and even internationally with outlets such as CTV, Global, CBC National, the Globe and Mail, the National Post and the BBC.

She is an inspiring and engaging speaker at conferences, retreats and the New Evangelization Summit. She is the author of Forgiveness is Key, a powerful and personal witness to the power of forgiveness.

Angèle is the mother of 5 children and grandmother to 4 cutie pies. Although the Regniers live in Ottawa where CCO’s national headquarters is located, they still consider Saskatchewan to be home.

André Regnier

ANDRÉ REGNIER was born on November 10, 1960 and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.  He attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon where he wrestled at the national level with the varsity team while completing his Bachelors of Psychology. While at university he was in search of Christian fellowship. Although he met many wonderful, zealous and authentic young people from Evangelical churches and campus clubs, he wished that those same opportunities to grow in faith were available in a Catholic context.  Not finding any, he felt called to start something new.

Along with his wife Angèle, André founded Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) in Saskatoon in 1988. For over 3 decades CCO has been affecting change in the lives of the students to whom it ministers, calling them to deeper conversion and a Christ-centred life.

In 2015, André and Angèle were awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal for distinguished service to the Church. This is the highest medal that can be awarded to laity by the Pope.

André has led countless international missions, including ones to the Philippines, Poland, and Uganda. In Uganda he helped to establish on several campuses an ongoing CCO presence that still remains active today. In 2016, he and Angèle led a CCO team at World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow. Working with the International Centre for Evangelization (ICE), the team shared 1 million copies of The Ultimate Relationship booklet in 10 different languages and evangelized people from all over the world who attended the WYD festivities.

He is currently working on his Masters in Theology from the Augustine Institute. He has written three books: Catholic Missionary IdentityFive Tenets to Renew the World, and most recently, Clear and Simple: How to Have Conversations that Lead to Conversion.

André is a motivating and engaging speaker who gives talks both nationally and internationally. He is especially sought-after to present on discipleship formation in dioceses and parishes alike. His desire is to draw people to a deeper conversion to the person of Jesus Christ, and to be a catalyst for them to embrace the Church’s evangelical mission.

André and Angèle live in Ottawa and have five children and four grandchildren.

Books Written by the Founders​

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Many people—especially recent university grads—have questions about what to do next. These questions might be about how to best serve God, how to make a difference, how to do something important. The natural response might be to accept the first job offering a secure paycheque. But that kind of approach can quickly leave you feeling dissatisfied and restless.

Before making such a momentous decision, why not explore the idea of becoming a CCO missionary? Working for CCO could fulfill your desire to do great things.

The application process is about more than CCO’s hiring decisions; it’s designed for you to discover if this is what God is calling you to. Consider it an opportunity to learn more. Not sure if you’re ready to commit to being a CCO missionary? That’s okay, too. Explore the possibility—take the first step by submitting an application.

CCO Missionaries exist to proclaim Jesus for the renewal of the world. We are faithful, joy-filled and dedicated to our mission. We need your prayer and financial partnership.

Fr. Raymond de Souza, Chair of the Board​

Chaplain, Queen’s University Chaplain
Editor, Convivium Magazine
Columnist, National Post

Kingston. Board member since 2016.

CCO has transformed our chaplaincy at Queen’s University and serving on the Board grants me more regular contact with our missionaries, who never fail to inspire me with their sacrificial commitment to preach the Gospel on campus.  There are vibrant communities of faith on so many campuses, thanks in large part to the vision and work of CCO. That’s very good news about the future of the Good News in Canada.

Bishop Scott McCaig, CC

Bishop, Military Ordinariate of Canada
Former General Superior, Companions of the Cross

Ottawa. Board member since 2013.

I became acquainted with CCO more than 25 years ago and have seen more lives transformed than I can count. In my opinion it is one of the most effective ministries I have ever seen. It is a privilege to be part of the movement!

Joan Gregorich

Principal, Gregorich Research
Former High School Science Teacher

Ottawa. Board member since 2018.

A few years back, when I was gingerly exploring Catholicism from my launch pad as a life-long evangelical Protestant, I recall telling the Lord that it would be difficult for me to move into the Catholic Church unless it was engaged in purposeful evangelization. When I started hearing about CCO and meeting some of its workers, I knew the last piece of the puzzle had fallen into place and not long afterwards I joined the Catholic Church.

Being in friendship with Jesus really is the ultimate relationship. CCO is on campuses across Canada, sharing the good news of Jesus, and is moving from strength to strength as it takes its mission abroad and shares its resources with parishes. Bringing people to Jesus, accompanying them on their faith journeys, raising up leaders for the Church, listening to God for new opportunities…. It doesn’t get better than that, and I’m so pleased to be a small part of this work by serving on the Board.

Dr. Marcel D’Eon

Professor, University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine
Editor Canadian Medical Education Journal

Saskatoon. Board member since 2016.

Christian mission has been a part of my life for a long time and serving on the CCO Board of Directors is a natural extension of this. My connection to CCO goes back to the beginning when André and Angèle were members of our parish and, together with my wife, we cheered on the establishment of CCO.  How wonderful to have been there at the beginning, and be able to be a part of it now.

I think the mission of CCO is important because the message of the gospel needs to be presented and proclaimed to young people in a strong, positive light. We need to have clear, viable, and compelling alternatives to popular culture.  CCO accomplishes both of these.

John Stevens

Manager, Office of Pastoral Life & New Evangelization, Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth

Halifax. Board member since 2017.

I have always been drawn to the mission and passion for evangelization that CCO has.  I believe serving on the board allows an opportunity to answer this longstanding call and contribute to the mission of Catholic Christian Outreach in a meaningful way.

I think the mission of CCO is important because challenging students to the fullness of faith in order to be leaders in the renewal of the world is more important now than it has ever been. The institutions and cultural supports that once buoyed Catholicism in Canada have largely eroded and the whole church needs to learn again how to propose the Gospel clearly and simply. The church, and the world, also needs leaders ready to step in and approach things from a perspective of evangelization and not self-preservation. CCO students can be those leaders.

Michael MacKinnon

Manager, Strategy and Corporate Development for Suncor Energy
Calgary. Board member since 2018.

I’ve personally witnessed CCO to be an incredibly effective instrument in drawing many of my friends and family members closer to Christ. As a young Catholic man attending Dalhousie University, CCO provided an amazing group of friends, an opportunity to grow in my faith, and the challenge to become a leader on campus and within the church.

As universities continually become a difficult place for the Catholic faith to flourish, CCO becomes more and more vital in supporting young Catholics on campus. CCO impacts the future fathers, mothers, business leaders and government officials in Canada and I feel very privileged to be a small part of this organization as a member of the Board.