Screening Workshops

The Diocese of Toronto is committed to ensuring that our church is a holy place where the love of Christ can be modeled and learned. We have a fundamental obligation to the welfare of all members of our community but especially those who are vulnerable through age, infirmity or particular circumstances of dependency. This is a sacred trust which must be responsibly and safely managed. From this commitment was born the Responsible Ministry: Screening In Faith Policy.

It’s purpose was to ensure that those whom we place in positions of power and trust be selected, trained and supported so that their ministry may be life-giving, and that we ensure that everyone conducts themselves in a manner which does not cause damage to other people or their property.

Screening Workshops

In order to assist parishes with the implementation of the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith program, this topic is covered annual at the Parish Leadership 101 workshops.  Occasionally, there will also be introductory workshops offered. The workshop covers:

  • Why the screening program is important
  • Each parish’s responsibilities
  • The 10 Screening Steps
  • How to get started with Screening implementation
  • Resources available to you

To hold a workshop in your parish, there is a Screening Workshop Presentation in PowerPoint available on this website – Note: for the full information go to the View menu and select Notes Page, for the presentation alone select Slide Show.

Sexual Misconduct Policy Training

Sexual Misconduct Policy Training is a key component of the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith program, and is required for all medium and high-risk positions.

A Sexual Misconduct Policy workshop is to be conducted in every parish once a year for those who are new to a ministry role, and repeated every 3 years for all parish leadership.  Each parish is responsible for holding their own training workshop.  To assist you parish with the training, the Diocese has developed the Parish Workshop (Red) Kit, and a Training Video is available from Augsburg Fortress.

 

For the full list of resources available to help with the implementation of the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith program, please see Forms and Resources.

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