The Board of Directors of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family is composed of lay Catholics and members of the clergy, Francophones and Anglophones, from different regions of Canada.

The Board has nine members whose experience and expertise enrich COLF in its work of promoting life and family.  The Board includes two bishops delegated by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and two members of the Knights of Columbus, as well as five other members from fields such as health, education, law, bioethics, the media, etc.

The Board meets three times a year in Ottawa to determine COLF’s activities for the coming months.  The Chairman of the Board is always a bishop.


Members of the Board of Directors 


The Most Rev. Richard W. Smith

Edmonton, Alberta
Archbishop of Edmonton, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mgr. Christian Rodembourg

Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec
Évêque de Saint-Hyacinthe

Dr. Marie-Claude Bourque

Chelsea, QC 
Family doctor

Mr. Natale Gallo

Hamilton, Ontario 
Retired Catholic high school principal; Ontario Past State Deputy, Supreme Director Knights of Columbus.

Ms. Kim Phuong Huynh

Montréal, Québec
Graduate in Marketing and Finances (HEC Montréal), former representative for the International Federation for Family Development at the United Nations

Mr. Larry Kustra

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Retired Chair of Health Sciences from Red River College;  Manitoba past State deputy, Supreme Director Knights of Columbus.

Ms. Deborah Larmour

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Director, Family and Life Office, Ukranian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon

Mr. Pavel Reid

Vancouver, British Columbia
Senior Director of Ministries and Outreach, Archdiocese of Vancouver

Dr. Marie Claire Roderick

Saint John, New Brunswick 
Clinical Psychologist