Associated Institutions

Alpha Sigma Nu

Alpha Sigma Nu, short for Adelphote Skolastikon Nikephoron or "Company of Honour Students", was founded in 1915 at Marquette University and has since expanded to other Jesuit institutions of higher learning. This "companionship" celebrates the Ignatian values of scholarship, loyalty and service. Just what do these values mean, and why celebrate them in a Jesuit school?

Scholarship, in the Ignatian context, is that faith seeking understanding whereby one humbly apprentices oneself to the knowledge and wisdom that discovers God in all things through a paradigm of experience, reflection and action.

Loyalty is the prophetic commitment that flows from this encounter with God, and which leads to transformation on the intellectual, moral, social and religious levels; it is often articulated in a growing fidelity to the practice of Ignatian discernment in a life oriented to God's greater service and praise.

Regis students usually have quite a record of service in the Church and the community; in the context of ASN, service is particularly the "learned ministry" which characterizes Ignatian apostolic endeavours.

The Regis College Chapter was inaugurated in October 25, 2000, and has sought to celebrate these values by promoting student conversation in the "Ecclesia in…" lunches, as well as trying to find a way to respond to the call of student council to devise a forum for student exchange; this last project is ongoing. The Alpha Sigma Nu International Office also offers an entrance scholarship, open to all incoming Regis students and administered by the Dean.

Eligibility for membership

Any Regis College student who ranks in the top 15% of his or her academic program, as determined by the Grade Point Average (GPA), will be considered for membership. The Faculty Advisor of the Regis Alpha Sigma Nu Chapter prepares the list of eligible students in each academic program, and the respective program directors (along with the Dean of Students), based on their experience of the eligible candidates, propose one or two people who embody the Ignatian values of scholarship, loyalty and service as they are lived at Regis College. This selection is approved by the academic Dean.

Nominees are then contacted and invited to let their names stand for induction; if they agree to this, they submit a short curriculum vitae, along with references and a short essay reflecting on how the values of scholarship, loyalty and service have affected them during their time at Regis College. The Chapter also inducts honorary members, academics and professionals in their field, who display in an outstanding manner the Ignatian values celebrated by Alpha Sigma Nu.

The Anishinabe Research Centre

The Anishinabe Research Centre seeks to develop Native leadership in the Church and among the Native peoples. Through its Ministries Training Program it helps to prepare Native men and women for social, educational and liturgical ministries. For some, this has included ordination to the diaconate and priesthood. At its facilities at Anderson Lake, three kilometres south of Espanola, Ontario, it promotes dialogue on enculturation, sponsors workshops on justice issues and provides a place for retreat and prayer. Professors and students from Regis College may participate in the Ministries Program. Students may apply to the Field Education Director for supervised field work at the Centre.

Inquiries may be directed to:

Director, David Shulist, S.J.
1091 Anderson Lake Road
Espanola, ON P5E 1S4
Tel: (705) 869-4994

Camp Ekon

Camp Ekon is a youth leadership development program sponsored by the Canadian Jesuits in the Muskoka Lakes region of Ontario. The program is organized by the insights of the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP), a teaching method known originally as the "ratio studiorum," that aims at educating the whole person through skill and value development.

Please direct inquiries to:

Executive Director John Sullivan, S.J.

Camp Director Meg Doherty

Camp Ekon Winter Office
Jesuit Offices, 3rd Floor
43 Queen's Park Cres. East
Toronto, ON M5S 2C3
Tel: (416) 778-1505
Fax: (416) 962-4501

Canadian Institute of Jesuit Studies

The Canadian Institute of Jesuit Studies was founded by the Jesuits of the Upper Canada Province to help develop and promote awareness of the Canadian Jesuit heritage through scholarly research, teaching and publications. Please direct inquiries to:

The Director, Jacques Monet, S.J.
Canadian Institute of Jesuit Studies
43 Queen's Park Crescent East
Toronto, ON M5S 2C3
Tel: (416) 962-4500

Canadian Jesuits International

Canadian Jesuits International is an international development agency of the Jesuits of English Canada that supports poor and marginalized people in developing countries through the work of Jesuits and other partners. They also carry out education and advocacy in Canada on international social justice. Please direct inquiries to:

The Director, Jenny Cafiso
Canadian Jesuits International
70 Saint Mary St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J3
Tel: (416) 465-182

Faith Connections

Faith Connections was established in 2005 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto. Dialoguing with young adults, the Sisters discovered many 18 to 39 year olds have a desire to be supported in their spiritual journey. Faith Connections exists to:

  • Connect with young adults and nourish their spiritual life.
  • Encourage young adults to make a difference in the world.
  • Offer young adults leadership opportunities.
  • Collaborate with others.
  • Provide resources for parishes and organizations.

Inquiries should be address to:

Sister Thérèse Meunier, Director
3377 Bayview Ave
Toronto ON   M2M 3S4 Canada
Tel: 416-250-3105

Ignatius Jesuit Centre - Loyola House

A major center for the study of the Ignatian heritage, the Ignatius Jesuit Centre seeks to build upon its wealth of experience with the Spiritual Exercises and the process of direction through workshops, internships and practicum of varying lengths. Specialized programs are offered to instruct those interested in spiritual direction. Instrumental in the renewal of Ignatian spirituality since the Second Vatican Council, Loyola House is a renewal and training center for the personally directed retreats of women and men who seek personal growth in prayer and self-awareness. General inquiries should be addressed to:

Executive Director, Roger Yaworski, S.J.
Loyola House Retreat & Training Centre
Ignatius Jesuit Centre
5420 Hwy. 6 North, Guelph, ON N1H 6J2
Tel: (519) 824-1250 ext. 230

Jesuit Archives

The Archives of the Jesuits of Upper Canada offer a valuable collection of source materials for the history of the Roman Catholic Church and the Jesuit Order in Canada. These materials are available, by appointment, to all TST students. Please direct inquires to:

The Director, Jacques Monet, S.J.
Jesuit Archives
43 Queen's Park Crescent East
Toronto, ON M5S 2C3
Tel: (416) 962-4500

Jesuit Communication Project

The relationship between the faith communities of Canada and today's media is the primary focus of the Jesuit Communication Project. Its fundamental goals are the pursuit of a critical understanding of this relationship and of the opportunities and challenges the media offers Christian faith communities.

The Jesuit Communication Project engages in:

  1. research on the relationship of the faith traditions of Canada to contemporary communications;
  2. projects which further church involvement with the media;
  3. teaching those preparing for Christian Ministry and those working, or preparing to work in the media; and
  4. encouraging, promoting and developing media education in schools across Canada.

Please direct inquiries to:

Director, John J. Pungente, S.J.
77 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 1804,
Toronto, ON M4T 1M5
Tel: (416) 920-3286

Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice

The Jesuit Forum continues much of the mission of its predecessor the Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice. As a forum it seeks to provide a trusting meeting place for small groups of people of good will with social responsibilities who are concerned with integrating social justice, faith and spirituality in their daily work lives and environment. The emphasis is on personal sharing experience rather than listening to presentations in order to discern or discover how the Spirit of God is working in them, in society, in the world, and what response that Spirit is asking of them - whether in politics, medicine, education, ecology, etc. The Acting-Director of the Jesuit Forum is William Ryan sj; and the Program Director is Anne-Marie Jackson.

Please direct enquiries to:

Director, Anne Marie Jackson
70 St. Mary St
Toronto, ON M5S 1J3
Tel: (416) 927-7887
Fax: (416) 927-9097

Jesuit Volunteers Canada

Jesuit Volunteers Canada offers young men and women an opportunity to work with Jesuits to promote justice and peace. Jesuit volunteers commit themselves to one or two years of service, simplicity and spiritual exploration within a formative community setting. For more information, contact the Director.

Director, David Shulist, S.J.
Anishnabe Spiritual Centre
1091 Anderson Lake Road
Espanola ON  P5E 1T1
Tel: 705-869-4994
Fac: 705-869-4994

Lonergan Research Institute

The Lonergan Research Institute is dedicated to preserving, promoting, developing and implementing the work of Father Bernard J.F. Lonergan, S.J., a renowned theologian and philosopher, and a former professor of Regis College. This research facility set up to honour his memory and perpetuate his work consists of an archives which contains Lonergan's legacy of personal papers to which will be added, as they are collected, letters and documents pertaining to his life and work.

The L.R.I. Library contains his published writings, tape recordings of his lectures, critical studies of his thought, graduate dissertations done in different parts of the world and various catalogues to facilitate the work of research. The Publications Office is primarily concerned with editing and publishing the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan and producing CDs containing talks given by Fr. Lonergan. The Institute, through Regis College, offers graduate seminars and colloquia for faculty, students and visiting scholars. General inquiries should be addressed to:

The Director, Jeremy Wilkins.
Lonergan Research Institute
100 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5
Tel: (416) 922-5474 x240

Lupina Centre for Spirituality, Healthcare & Ethics

The mission of the Lupina Centre for Spirituality, Healthcare and Ethics at Regis College is to address fundamental questions concerning the interrelationships among spirituality, healthcare, and ethics. It is the conviction of the Lupina Centre that, as individuals live and flourish within the web of relationships in their communities, the physical and spiritual health of the individual will only be pursued adequately in relation to the health of the community and the ethical and spiritual convictions and aspirations of the community.  The Lupina Centre will pursue its mission through engagement with its constituencies on questions central to its mission.

Prof. John Berkman, Director
Lupina Centre
Regis College
100 Wellesley Street West, Room 313
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5
416 922 5474 ext 243

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

This downtown Jesuit parish offers the faculty, staff and students of Regis College an opportunity to engage in and reflect upon such ministerial experiences as preaching, teaching, hospital visitation, ministry to Catholic Christians of many cultural and racial backgrounds, involvement in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.), healing ministries (e.g., for those living with HIV or AIDS), catechesis and sacramental preparation, liturgical preparation and presiding, etc. Courses and field placements may be negotiated in consultation with the Director of Field Education of the College, the Pastor and the parish staff.

Please direct inquiries to:

Pastor, John Sullivan, S.J.
Our Lady of Lourdes Church,
41 Earl Street,
Toronto, ON M4Y 1M4
Tel: (416) 924-6257

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Toronto Institute for Pastoral Education (TIPE)

Courses are offered to qualified students enrolled in programs within the various colleges of the Toronto School of Theology. Courses are intended to assist clergy, candidates for ministry and pastoral care workers to develop skills in the delivery of pastoral care. Conducted primarily within a hospital or correctional institution setting, these courses are supervised by persons certified by the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE).

Please direct inquiries to:

Marc Doucet, Chair

Tel: (416) 603-5378