The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon is committed to providing safe and respectful church communities and creating healthy ministerial relationships, and to protecting people from abuse and the harm that results.

Three policy documents are in place to create safe environments and provide proactive protection for children and vulnerable adults, and those who minister, including clergy, lay employees and church volunteers.

To read the three documents, click on the links below:

1. Covenant of Care – Safeguarding policy (PDF)

Additional forms from the Covenant of Care policy:

2. Allegations of Serious Misconduct Protocol (including sexual abuse)

3. Code of Conduct

The Covenant of Care, the Allegations of Serious Misconduct Protocol, and the Code of Conduct ask much of us. But let us be clear: we take up this responsibility and corresponding preventative and reporting requirements not only because of incidents of abuse in our Church, but primarily because the protection and care of those most in need is at the heart of the Gospel we proclaim and in the heart of the God who gives us life. May the legacy of the diocese of Saskatoon be transparent faithfulness to the heart of Jesus, that all of God’s people might find love, mercy and tender care in the arms of the Church.


To report sexual abuse or misconduct:

First and foremost, if a crime has been committed, please contact the police in your area.

To report an incident to the diocese, please contact one of the following individuals:

  1.  Anne E. Williams, BSW, RSW, SEP at (306) 220-0448 or
  2. Father Marvin Lishchynsky at (306) 659-5825 or toll free at 1-877-661-5005 Extension *825  or

NEWS MEDIA inquiries: 

Media outlets with questions about the Covenant of Care are invited to contact Kiply Lukan Yaworski, diocesan communications coordinator, (306) 659-5844, or

PARISH inquiries:

Parishes or diocesan organizations with questions about the Covenant of Care are asked to contact Brenda Fitzgerald at the Catholic Pastoral Centre or (306) 659-5834.