Resolution Tips and Tools

Draft Resolution 2021.01 Federal Legislation to Reduce Food Loss and Waste

Resolutions play a major part in the League’s work. At the parish level, studying and discussing resolutions is an educational experience. Resolution 2021.01 has been posted here in its draft form, so that it can be used as a reference by councils that want to compose a new resolution. It is important that no action be taken on this resolution until it has been fully debated and adopted by its highest intended level—the National Convention in 2021.

St. Patrick’s Parish Council
Community Life

2021.01   Federal Legislation to Reduce Food Loss and Waste



that Calgary Diocesan Council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada assembled on May 1, 2021 at Annual General Meeting urge the federal government to enact legislation to reduce food loss and waste for the Canadian industrial, commercial and institutional sectors, and be it further



that this resolution be forwarded to Alberta Mackenzie Provincial Council for consideration at the Annual General Meeting in 2021.

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Archived National Environmental Resolutions 2020

Each year the National Resolutions Committee meets to consider resolutions suggested for archiving. These archived resolutions will no longer be worked on by the League. Now that they are archived, a council can write a new resolution on the topic. Some of these topics are still relevant but the information, terminology used, and scientific processes have changed since they were written.

In January 2021,  the Diocesan council presented webinars on Laudato Si, the pope’s encyclical on the environment. With the interest on the environment expressed by the participants, I have looked at the 2020 archived resolutions and made a chart of those resolutions that are about the environment. These can inspire an idea for a new resolution on the same topic. If you need any help, please contact the Diocesan Resolutions Chair.

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Resolutions - Fall 2020 Memo

DATE: October 9, 2020
FROM: Cathy Bouchard, national chairperson of resolutions
TO: Parish chairpersons of resolutions

“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Phil 4:6-8).

A resolution is a profound statement of the League and is consistent with its Objects. When specific resolutions are outdated and then archived, members are encouraged to write new resolutions that speak to the League’s Objects and philosophy. The council that originated an archived resolution is the best council to write a new resolution on the same theme with up-to-date language and references. Writing a new resolution on the same theme will naturally have a slightly different focus and include new research and references.

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