We take very seriously the responsibility of the clergy, employees and volunteers of the Archdiocese and its parishes to protect the people we minister to. Archdiocesan policies 5.1.1 to 5.2.2 include information about background screening, acceptable and prohibited conduct, and sexual abuse reporting protocols.
There are several options for reporting incidents of sexual abuse or other serious personal misconduct by a member of clergy, an employee or a volunteer, especially against a child, adolescent or vulnerable adult. You can choose to:
The new Canadian Reporting System for Sexual Abuse or Cover-up by a Catholic Bishop furthers the commitment of the Catholic Church in Canada to protect minors and vulnerable persons from sexual abuse. This is a national, bilingual service for reporting situations of sexual abuse either committed or covered-up by a Bishop. This service furthers their commitment to responsibility, accountability and transparency in matters of clergy sexual abuse and their commitment to facilitate healing and justice for victims-survivors.
Individuals can access the reporting system online (BishopReportingSystem.ca) or via a toll-free number (1-866-892-3737) from anywhere in Canada, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year in English or French. It operates on a confidential, secure platform, ClearView ConnectsTM, developed by ClearView Strategic Partners.
To view the Archdiocese’s Misconduct Policy and Protocol for Allegations of Sexual Abuse click here.