Speaker for the Conference
Archbishop Thomas Christopher Collins is a native of Guelph, Ontario. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1973. He received his Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Bible Institute and a Doctorate in Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. In 1997 he was appointed Bishop of Saint Paul, Alberta. In 1999 he was named the Archbishop of Edmonton. In 2007 he was appointed the Archbishop of Toronto. He became a member of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Permanent Council, the Chancellor of the University of St. Michael's College and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, in Toronto. In 2008, Archbishop Collins was elected President of the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops. Archbishop Collins is popular for his Lectio Divina teachings on Salt & Light TV.
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