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The following is a list of CCCB commitments to responsible ministry in the form of documents outlining procedures and committees established to advise the CCCB.

  • 1987, the circulation of sample guidelines for addressing allegations;
  • 1990, the CCCB makes a substantial financial donation toward the Winter Commission’s investigation of sexual abuse cases in the Archdiocese of St. John’s, Newfoundland, published in the Report of the Archdiocesan Commission;
  • 1989, the establishment of the first CCCB ad hoc committee on child sexual abuse;
  • 1993, the publication of From Pain to Hope;
  • 1992, the dissemination of the CCCB study kit Breach of Trust;
  • 1996, the publication of Responsibility in Ministry;
  • 2002, the establishment of the CCCB special task force for reviewing From Pain to Hope;
  • 2004, the final report of the special task force providing comments and feedback from survivors;
  • 2007, the issuing of Orientations for Updating a Diocesan Protocol;
  • 2014, the establishment of the CCCB ad hoc Committee on the Protection of Minors;
  • 2018, the publication of the CCCB’s updated and expanded guidelines, Protecting Minors from Sexual Abuse: A Call to the Catholic Faithful in Canada for Healing, Reconciliation, and Transformation.
The Holy See
Canadian Centre for Ecumenism
Catholic Organization for Life and Family
Salt + Light
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Amoris Laetitia Reflection Guide
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Euthanasia EN


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