Call for volunteers to be a part of the Diocesan Resource Team

The newly revised Diocesan Sexual Misconduct Policy was approved by Diocesan Council on February 6, 2021, and has been distributed to all clergy and parish Corporations in the diocese. Included in the policy is a group known as the Diocesan Resource Team (DRT). This team, which is in the process of being formed, will be composed of the Pastor for Healthy Communities and four to eight trained members appointed by the Bishop for a specific term.

Members of the DRT may have expertise in various areas, including:

  • mediation skills
  • psychological frameworks
  • therapy and counselling
  • conflict resolution
  • crisis response
  • trauma-informed care
  • cultural competence
  • Indigenous culture and spirituality
  • human rights
  • addictions

The DRT responsibilities are:

  • to assist the Diocesan community in matters involving sexual misconduct
  • to assist in the resolution of complaints as set out in the policy
  • to provide education, training, and information to the Diocese, parishes, and Diocesan ministries with respect to this policy and sexual misconduct generally.

The DRT is responsible to and supervised by the Pastor for Healthy Communities.
The Diocese is asking members to discern if this is a ministry to which they might be called. Any member of the Diocesan community with expertise in one or more of the areas named above can offer themselves for this ministry or can suggest the names of people who have the needed skills and expertise. Please forward names to Archdeacon Simon Blaikie at [email protected].

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