Our Diocese, Our Vision, Our Mission
Our diocese is committed to creating a safe environment for all people in every aspect of our life together – worship, education, all events and employment. We have established clear policies for volunteers, staff and clergy that outline expectations, boundaries and accountability.
Safe Church Manuals
Our Sacred Trust – Children and Youth Ministry Manual
Anti-harassment and Anti-bullying Policy
Harassment Complaint Form
Safe Church Guidelines
Volunteer Ministry Descriptions
Safe Church Tri-fold Brochure (legal-size PDF)
Waiver for Groups – safe church compliance agreement for outside groups (MS Word document)
Key Holder Agreement (MS Word document)
Suspected Abuse Notification Requirements
Safe Church Online Training (with thanks to Rev’d Rob Lemon, Regional Dean of Essex)
Police Record Check Process and Guideline Documents
XpressChek Instructions document to outline the police record check process through XpressChek
Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information form the application for the check. PLEASE complete and send to Jennifer McLaughlin WITH legible photocopies/scans of the id listed on the form.
Declaration of Criminal Record form and instructions not for every application, only if needed
List of Acceptable ID sheet
Health & Safety Statement
The Diocese of Huron recognizes the dignity and worth of every individual and is therefore vitally concerned about the health and safety in every parish. As a result, we recognize that we have the responsibility to take all reasonable precautions to ensure safe and healthy conditions for our parishioners, workers and everyone having access to our parish premises. We take seriously our responsibilities for health and safety and as a minimum standard we comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS, and other related legislation.
The commitment of the Diocese is that each Parish, through good management practices and paid or volunteer worker involvement, will work towards a workplace free of personal injury, occupational illness, damage to property and harm to the environment.
Wardens and their delegates will be competent and held accountable for the health and safety of the workers under their supervision. Wardens and their designates are responsible for ensuring that all diocesan work practices are safe and that workers comply with legislative requirements and established safe work procedures. Workers are entitled to adequate training in their specific work assignments for the purpose of protecting their health and safety and that of others. These principles apply equally to paid workers and volunteers.
Paid workers, volunteers, visitors, and user groups will be held accountable for adherence to this policy. All parishioners, workers and everyone having access to our parish premises, without exception, must make a personal commitment to fulfill this policy. It is our hope that everyone will do their part to eliminate the potential for accidental injuries, illnesses and losses so our ministry can be accomplished without harm to all aforementioned.
Issued by the Bishop of Huron
January 20, 2005
Health and Safety Resources
Health and Safety Statement
Health and Safety Policy
Workplace Inspection Report
Sample Accident and Critical Injury Report
Health and Safety Resources
Workplace Violence Policy for Employees
Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Concern Report Form
Violent Incident Report Form
General Health and Safety Information for Parishes
Occupational Health & Safety Act (provided by the Government of Ontario)
Here is how we handle information about your visit to our web site:
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site, do searches, read pages, or download information, we gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. No information about the Diocese of Huron web site users/visitors will be sold, shared, or utilized in any commercial way. We may automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
1. The Internet domain and IP address from which you access our web site;
2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
3. The date and time you access our site;
4. The searches you make,
5. The pages you visit; and
6. If you linked to the Diocese of Huron web site from another web site, the address of that web site.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors — to learn about the number of visitors to our site, what part of the site they are interested in, how long they use the Diocese of Huron web site, and the types of technology our visitors use. WE DO NOT TRACK OR RECORD INFORMATION ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR VISITS.
We do sometimes write a small file on the user’s computer called a “session cookie.” Session cookies automatically expire when users leave a site; session cookies retain information only during the session or for the purpose of completing a particular online transaction, without any capacity to track users over time and across different web sites. Other than a session cookie, and the six items described above, we do not obtain any information from the user or the computer that the user has to access the Diocese of Huron web site. The Diocese of Huron web site does not use “persistent cookies”.
If you send us e-mail, or send a message via our “Your Comments are Welcome” form, your identity and the contents of your message is covered by The Privacy Act. We will:
1. Consider your suggestions.
2. Possibly respond directly to you for clarification.
3. Process your request for materials if you make one.
4. Try and answer your questions if you ask them.
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