CRC Council

Members of the Administrative Council 2016-2018

The members of the Administrative Council are elected every two years at the CRC General Assembly. The last Assembly was held from May 26 to 29 at Dorval. Se below the eight new members of the Council:

Michelle Payette, MIC
Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
Provincial Superior
In office since October 2, 2015
  • Missionary experience: Guatemala (2 years), Peru (10 years), Hong Kong (1 year)
  • Experience in initial training: in Peru and Canada (10 years)
  • Provincial Secretary (3 years)
  • Secretary General (15 years)
  • Provincial Superior since October 2, 2015
Friar Louis Cinq-Mars, OFMCAP
Capuchin Friars Minor
Provincial Minister
In office since 2012
  • Provincial Minister since 2012 and member of the provincial council since 2008.
  • Chairman of the board of directors of SIAF (Service intercommunautaire d'animation franciscaine) from 2011 to 2013.
  • Visited several provinces of the Order in India, Brazil and Madagascar
  • Professional formation in social work
  • Some 10 years’ experience in communities before entering the Order
  • Worked 7 years with L’Arche of Jean Vanier in Ottawa and Montreal
  • Basic formation in spiritual guidance
Secretary Treasurer​
Joan Cronin, GSIC
Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
General Superior
In office since 2013
  • Three years experience as General Superior
  • twenty years as Executive Director of the Ontario Institute for Catholic Education and Superintendent of Education
Counsellor for the Quebec region
Annette Noël, SP
Sisters of Providence
Provincial Superior
In office since June 2014 (2nd mandate)
  • Several years on various boards of directors
  • served 3 terms on the CRC Council, as well as 2 terms on the CRC Executive
  • Executive Director for 4 years
  • 17 years’ experience as a Major Superior
Counsellor for the Quebec region
Gérard Blais, SM
In office since June 1, 2012
  • Recently renamed Provincial (Regional) of the Marianists in Canada for a second term
  • President of the ASMDQ, (Association des supérieurs majeurs du diocèse de Québec)
Atlantic Representative
Brendalee Boisvert, CSM
Sisters of Saint Martha of Antigonish
General Superior
In office since 2014
  • Member of the General Council for 15 years
  • Previously appointed Congregation Leader
  • Attended most CRC meetings and came to know some of the questions of Religious in Canada
  • Has a strong knowledge about Religious Life in Canada
Western Region Representative
Gloria Keylor, SP
Sisters of Providence – Western Canada
Provincial Superior
In office since July 2006
  • Has served as President and vice president of the CRC in the past
Ontario Representative
Sandra Shannon, SP
Sisters of Providence of Saint Vincent de Paul
General Superior
In office since 2011
  • Served in Leadership from 1994-1999, 1999-2003, 2011-2015 and now in second year of a 4-year term
  • Has been both General Councillor and General Superior