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The Saint Monica Institute for Education and Evangelization was founded by Archbishop Thomas Cardinal Collins to provide formation, support communities, and discussion venues for policy consideration for Catholics called to witness in education, parish life, family life, and the public square.

In conjunction with partners inside and outside the Archdiocese of Toronto, we are preparing and have begun to offer courses, workshops, certificate programs, retreats, and roundtable discussions for Catholics in all walks of life. We hope to greet you wherever you are, share whatever formation will help you best, and send you back into the world with the knowledge, confidence, and support you need to advance the work of the Church in gathering souls gently to the gate where the Good Shepherd waits.


Archbishop Francis Leo


We are delighted to welcome our new Archbishop, and look forward to learning from him, and supporting his pastoral priorities.

Matthew Marquardt
Executive Director

Matthew was honored to accept the role of inaugural executive director in September 2021.  He seeks to fulfill the vision of the Institute's founders, of forming and encouraging Catholics for evangelization through faithful, joyful witness.

Barry White
Director of Education Programs

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Thomas Cardinal Collins

Chancellor Emeritus

Saint Monica Institute was founded by Cardinal Collins in 2020, as a part of the rich legacy of his pastoral leadership. 

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The Saint Monica Institute for Education and Evangelization

Archdiocese of Toronto
1155 Yonge St, 
Toronto, ON M4T 1W2



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