The Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute at Assumption University (CCBI-A)

As a Roman Catholic academic institute that studies the moral questions that arise in clinical practice and biomedical research, CCBI-A brings to bear the teaching of the Catholic Church and seeks to develop the implications of that teaching for emerging fields of practice.  The purpose of the institute is to provide resources, education and services to both professionals and the community to help navigate the often complex ethical issues we face in healthcare.

The Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute at Assumption University will realize the values and ideals of the CCBI in the local Windsor/Essex area.  For example, we will consider what, locally, a Catholic ethos means for healthcare, the rights of conscience of doctors, nurses and all healthcare workers, and health provision for the poor in our area.  It will work closely with CCBI and share resources and expertise.


Rev. Leo Walsh, CSB., STL (Gregorian University), STD (Academia Alfonsiana, Lateran University) Director CCBI-A, Moral Theologian, Vice-President Academic Assumption University, Pastor St. Paul’s Church, LaSalle.  (519-973-7033 press 6 or ext. 3377

Maria Giannotti, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., Pastoral Ministry, M.Sc., Bioethics with specialization in Clinical Ethics. (