Abuse is the violation of physical, psychological and financial integrity or trust of another person. Abuse may consist of just one incident or it may happen repeatedly.
Sexual abuse is the subjection of an adult or child to a sexual act which is in violation of the applicable statures of law.
Sexual exploitation is use of one’s position of power or trust to have sexual contact or attempted sexual contact with another person.
Pornographic offence is the possession, creation or distribution of any photographic, film, video or other visual representation that shows a person who is depicted as engaged in inappropriate sexual activity, and any written material that advocates or counsels inappropriate sexual activity.
Public misconduct is misconduct that becomes public or known. This could include actions that are considered to be crimes, such as indecent exposure or lewd activity. It might also include other immoral actions that may not be crimes but which become known. Clergy, church staff and volunteers are expected to comport themselves according to their specific vocation both while doing service as well as throughout their Christian life.
Any person sixteen years of age or older who is not yet an adult.
For any allegations of abuse against a cleric, victims or others are encouraged to call:
Safe Church Environment
- Report Abuse
- Safe Church Environment: Protecting Children & the Vulnerable - Introduction
- Diocesan Protocol
- Code of Conduct for Clergy
- Dealing with Allegations of Sexual Abuse
- The Diocesan Sexual Abuse Advisory Committee
- Sexual Harassment MB Human Rights Commission
- Summary - Dealing with Sexual Abuse
- Forms for Staff and Volunteers
- Safe Environment Coordinator
- CCCB Protection of Minors Document (October 2018)
- Vatican Documents