Standing Committee for Responsible Ministry and the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons

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The Standing Committee for Responsible Ministry and the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Adults is a consultative body established within the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) by a resolution of the 2018 Plenary Assembly of Bishops.

This Standing Committee is mandated to provide the appropriate CCCB bodies with researched-based information, insights, and recommendations on questions and concerns related to clergy sexual abuse; to address the issues of healing and prevention comprehensively in recognition of their full impact on victims, families, local communities, society and religious faith; and to do so in a manner fully consistent with federal and provincial/ territorial laws in Canada.

In addition to Bishops and victims-survivors, the Standing Committee is composed of professionals who are qualified in areas related to the Committee's mandate, such as safeguarding, law and psychology. The CCCB's President and General Secretary are ex officio members of the Standing Committee.

In the spirit of transparency, the names of the Bishops appointed for a first three-year term are provided below. For privacy reasons, the other members are designated only by their area of experience or professional competence.

The Most Rev. J. Michael Miller, C.S.B., Chair
Archbishop of Vancouver

The Most Rev. Paul-André Durocher
Archbishop of Gatineau

The Most Rev. Robert Anthony Daniels
Bishop of Grand Falls

The Most Rev. Ronald Fabbro, C.S.B.
Bishop of London

2 Victims-Survivors

1 Member of an Institute of Consecrated Life

2 Safeguarding Experts

1 Psychologist

1 Civil Lawyer

1 Communications Consultant

1 Canon Lawyer

1 Eastern Catholic Representative

CCCB President, ex officio

CCCB General Secretary, ex officio

The Holy See
Canadian Centre for Ecumenism
Catholic Organization for Life and Family
Salt + Light
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According to Statistics Canada the number of Catholics is close to 13 Million or 44 per cent of the country’s total population.