Seven Canadian Catholic organizations have formed a coalition to strengthen and foster relations with Indigenous people. Meeting at the offices of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) in Ottawa on 5 December 2016 for its first official meeting, the members of the coalition approved the following mission statement:
"Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle is a Catholic coalition of Indigenous people, bishops, clergy, lay movements and institutes of consecrated life, engaged in renewing and fostering relationships between the Catholic Church and Indigenous people in Canada."
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
Deacon René Laprise, Director of Media Relations
Telephone: (613) 241-9461, extension 225