Diocesan Victims' Care Committee

WORKING TOGETHER FOR A SAFE AND RESPECTFUL

CHURCH ENVIRONMENT

 CHAPTER III

 The Diocesan Victims’ Care Committee

The purpose of this committee is to ensure that appropriate assistance is made available to victims of sexual abuse committed by clergy, religious, staff or volunteers while ministering in the Archdiocese of St. Boniface. The goal is to enable the healing of those victimized by the abuse.

Victims would include the immediate victim and may also include family members and others close to him or her. The parish and local community may also have been hurt by the crime.

The committee shall be composed of the following persons, with power to add to its membership as the need arises:

  • married couple with young children,
  • religious sister,
  • lay person (s),
  • civil lawyer,
  • a priest or deacon,
  • a professionally qualified counselor experienced with abuse issues.        

The Victims’ Care Committee will receive referrals from the Sexual Abuse Advisory Committee following the Advisory Committee’s investigation and response to the complaint.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Diocesan Advisory Committee

Mr. Jean-Maurice Lemoine, Archbishop’s Delegate

Fr.  Léonce Aubin, Diocesan Priest

Mr. Léo DeGagné

Mr. Alain Hogue, Lawyer

Dr. Brian Kowalchuk, Clinical Psychologist

Mrs. Rachelle Lemoine, Parent

Fr. Chris Udoka Nwosu, Diocesan Priest, Chancellor

Diocesan Victims’ Care Committee

Chair - To be determined

Mr. Louis Druwé, Psychologist

Dr. Jeannette Filion-Rosset, Psychologist

Fr. Gilbert Gariépy, Diocesan Priest

Mr. Guy Joubert, Lawyer

Mrs. Marjolaine Pelletier, Counsellor