Safe Church 101 Training

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Our insurer requires those in ministry leadership (clergy including active honouraries; child, youth and family ministry employees; paid parish musicians; etc.) to attend. All people in high risk ministries should attend, and be present for the entire day. Please make your participation a priority.

Attendance at this event will further your awareness of what it means to foster a safe church culture and maintain healthy boundaries, will heighten your sensitivity, and add to your skill set. As well as having a moral obligation to those we serve, we are under legal obligation to our insurers to provide this kind of education for ministry providers.

This training is essential for employees and volunteers in high risk ministry. Therefore, you are asked to attend one of the following training opportunities organized by The Bishop’s Task Force for a Safe Church:

  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at St. Michael’s, Hamilton (1188 Fennell Avenue East)
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 at St. Christopher’s, Burlington (662 Guelph Line)

The training will be a full day – check-in 8:30am, program 9:00am to 5:00pm. Bring your own brown bag lunch.  Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

As you are aware, the Diocese of Niagara has a Policy on Sexual Misconduct: Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Assault. This document is available on the website at http://niagaraanglican.ca/synod/policies. Please make yourself familiar with the policy as you will be required to sign the Sexual Misconduct Policy Acknowledgement Form (Appendix 10) on the day you attend.

To register:

click here for Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

click here for Saturday, October 14, 2017