The United Church of Canada developed and circulated a Sexual Abuse Policy (Sexual Harassment, Sexual Exploitation, Pastoral Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse) for the whole of the church in 1993, revised in 1998, 2007 and again in 2011.
The policy is based on the beliefs:
- that human sexuality is a gift from God to be respected, valued and celebrated;
- that power and authority is vested in leadership (both lay and clergy) to be exercised with the highest ethical and moral standards
For more information contact the Pacific Mountain Regional Council Personnel Minister: Brenda Fawkes