CCO and the University of British Columbia
Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) is a university student movement dedicated to evangelization. We challenge students to live in the fullness of the Catholic faith, with a strong emphasis on becoming leaders in the renewal of the world.
CCO was founded at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1988 after receiving the approval of the local bishop. From a humble beginning of four students, the movement now serves hundreds of students on several campuses through a wide array of programs and outreaches.
In 1998 Brett Powell and his wife Andrea moved from Saskatoon to start the ministry's presence in Vancouver at Simon Fraser University. Then, in 2008 CCO Missionary Amber Zolc led the first Staff Team here at UBC. Today, CCO UBC is evangelizing the campus in cooperation with the many Catholic clubs and academic institutions there.