CARFLEO Award Winners

At the conclusion of our CARFLEO Retreat we announced the winners of the 2021 CARFLEO Award Winners. Both recipients were noted for their outstanding contributions on local and provincial levels to Religious Education and Family Life Education.

The 2021 Archbishop Philip Pocock Award for outstanding contributions to Ontario Religious Education is Patricia Del Ben of the Halton Catholic District School Board.

The 2021 Fr. Angus MacDougall Award for outstanding contributions to Nancy Davie of the York Catholic District School Board.


CARFLEO was formed by an amalgamation of CRECO and OCFLEN in 2004-5. Here are our previous recipients.

CRECO AWARD recipients:

  • 1975 Sr. Sheila McAuliffe, CND
  • 1976 Martin Jeffrey
  • 1977 Sr. Catherine Fenn, CSJ
  • 1978 Sr. St. Maurice, OSU
  • 1979 Sr. Mary Hamilton, CND
  • 1980 Margaret Walder
  • 1981 Dr. Mary Malone
  • 1982 Chris Asseff
  • 1982 Rev. P.M. Horrigan
  • 1983 Noel Cooper
  • 1984 Sr. Norine Connely , CSJ
  • 1985 Sr. Elaine Dunn , CSJ
  • 1986 Ron & Mary Deleski
  • 1987 Fr. Frank Ruetz, C.R.
  • 1988 Muriel Loftus
  • 1989 Joanne Chafe
  • 1990 Sr. Marie Taylor, SSND
  • 1990 Walter Bildstein
  • 1991 Ted Schmidt
  • 1992 Fr. Bill Russell
  • 1993 Sr. Joan Cronin , CSIC
  • 1994 John Prokopitch
  • 1995 John Podgorski
  • 1996 Terri Kudirka
  • 1997 Frances Kelly
  • 1998 Jerry Creedon
  • 1999 Gerald Woodman
  • 2000 Margie Ann McKinnon
  • 2001 Heather Reid
  • 2002 Mary Ann Takacs
  • 2003 Sharron McKeever
  • 2004 Doug Finbow

In 2005 we awarded our first Archbishop Pocock Award for excellence in Religious Education. Our Archbishop Pocock Award recipients:

  • 2005 Tony Cuschieri
  • 2006 Dwyer Sullivan
  • 2007 Bronek Korczynski
  • 2008 Larry Trafford
  • 2009 Les Miller
  • 2010 Tony Cosentino
  • 2011 Joan Daly Martin
  • 2012 Greg Rogers
  • 2013 Sharon Gusz
  • 2014 Janet Bentham
  • 2015 Mark Siolek
  • 2016 Joe Bezzina
  • 2017 Al Dufour
  • 2018 Deirdre Thomas
  • 2019 Shelagh Peterson
  • 2020 Terri Durham

The Fr. Angus MacDougall S.J. Award is awarded to those making outstanding contributions in Catholic Family Life Education in Ontario. Our Fr. Angus MacDougall S.J. Award recipients:

  • 2000 Sister Marie Taylor, SSND
  • 2001 Mary Baier
  • 2002 Patrick Gallagher
  • 2003 John Podgorski
  • 2004 Diana Scahill
  • 2005 Ralph Peter
  • 2006 John Van Dommelen
  • 2007 Peter Crane
  • 2008 Rita Mary Cote
  • 2009 Shelley McKenzie
  • 2010 Dave Szollosy
  • 2011 Bishop Paul-André Durocher
  • 2012 Mary Ann Takacs
  • 2013 Katharine Stevenson
  • 2014 Leanne Thompson
  • 2015 Michael Way Skinner
  • 2016 Kevin Welbes Godin
  • 2017 Teresa Hartnett
  • 2018 Kelly Pickard-Lefterys
  • 2019 Michael Pautler
  • 2020 Ann Boniferro

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