Collins, Thomas Christopher
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: San Patrizio
Native Country: Canada
Appointed by: Benedict XVI on 18 February 2012
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Toronto, Ontario 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 16 January 2027

Cardinal Thomas Christopher Collins was born on 16 January 1947 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He was ordained a priest on 5 May 1973. He holds a BA in English and specializations in English, in theology and in Sacred Scripture, as well as a doctorate in theology. He was ordained a bishop on 14 May 1997, subsequent to his appointment as Coadjutor Bishop of Saint Paul in Alberta. He served as rector of St Peter's Seminary, London, Canada, president of the National Theological Commission of the Bishops' Conference, president of the National Commission for Ecumenism, president of the Conference of Bishops of Alberta, president of St Joseph's College Board of Governors at the University of Alberta. He was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Edmonton on 18 February 1999 and succeeded as Archbishop of Edmonton on 7 June that same year. On 16 December 2006 he was appointed Archbishop of Toronto. He was one of the leading organizers of the 2002 World Youth Day in Toronto. In 2008 he became the president of the Bishops' Conference of Ontario. In 2010 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. He is the grand prior of the Lieutenancy of Canada-Toronto of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.