Richard Gagnon Canadian Educator
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17th June, 1948
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Richard Joseph Gagnon (born June 17, 1948) is a Canadian bishop of the Catholic Church.
He is the Archbishop of Winnipeg, appointed to the position in 2014 after previously serving as the Bishop of Victoria.
He has also served as President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) since September 2019.
Gagnon attended high school and university in Greater Vancouver, before studying for the priesthood at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome.
He was ordained a priest in 1983 and served in the Archdiocese of Vancouver as an assistant pastor and parish priest for two decades.
He became vicar general of the archdiocese in 2002, and was consecrated as a bishop two years later.
Gagnon has been noted for his work toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Victoria and Winnipeg.
He is also noted for calling the first diocesan synod in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg.
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