Video messages and details about training sessions in November/December 2019: UPDATES
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 (reviewed and updated as of November 2019) are in place to create safe environments and provide proactive protection for children, youth and vulnerable adults, and those who minister, including clergy, employees and church volunteers:
The Covenant of Care safe environment policy document also includes the following forms:
- Covenant of Care Appendix A – Criminal Occurrence Security Check, Volunteer Letter
- Covenant of Care Appendix B – Volunteer Screening Form
- Appendix C – Covenant of Care Form
- Covenant of Care Appendix D – Volunteer Driving Form
- Covenant of Care Appendix E – Parental Consent Form
The Misconduct Protocol, Covenant of Care, and 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:
Anne E. Williams, BSW, RSW, SEP at (306) 220-0448 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Father Kevin McGee, Vicar General, at (306) 659-5833 or toll free at 1-877-661-5005 Extension *833 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parishes or diocesan organizations with questions about the Covenant of Care are asked to contact Theresa Campbell at the Catholic Pastoral Centre email@example.com or (306) 659-5834.