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Anglicans to attend conference on abuse

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article11555
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1992 November
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1992 November
Volume
118
Issue
9
Page
10
Notes
The Anglican church's working group on residential schools is participating in an ecumenical clergy education weekend on how to deal with allegations of sexual abuse.
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Residential schools
Sexual abuse - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Child molesting - Canada
Child molesting - Anglican Church of Canada
Bird, John, 1953-
Aboriginal Rights Coalition (ARC)
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
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Church Appoints Sexual Abuse Expert to Spur Healing at Troubled Cathedral

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1638
Date
1992 May 27
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1992 May 27
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Toronto - The Anglican Primate of Canada has lent the authority of his office to an effort to resolve the issues arising from sexual abuse at St. George's Cathedral, Kingston. A police investigation begun in the fall of 1989 revealed that the church's former choirmaster had sexually abused many of the choir boys under his supervision over a period of fifteen years.
Archbishop Michael Peers has announced the appointment of one of Canada's foremost authorities in the sexual abuse of children to work with the congregation and others in the community. Mary Wells is the author of Canada's Law on Child Sexual Abuse (published by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, 1990) and supervisor of long term care for the Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto. She has worked in the area of child welfare for more than 20 years. (See attached biography.) Ms. Wells will make her services available to the community in July, but she will begin familiarizing herself with the case immediately.
The appointment comes at the request of the St. George's congregation, after its "vestry", or annual meeting, earlier this year. The congregation voted with near-unanimity to request the Primate "to appoint a convenor of sufficient stature, integrity and impartiality to begin a process of reconciliation and healing within this parish and the community of Kingston."
As a convenor, Ms. Wells will be available to work with all persons who have been victimized, directly or indirectly, by the abuse. "People need opportunities to express their grief and anger," Ms. Wells says. "We have to acknowledge the widespread destruction caused by this pattern of abuse. I hope especially that this process will give a voice to those victims who have not been heard."
The convenor's role is to help members of the community to design a process for reconciliation. In the course of this, Ms. Wells will make periodic progress reports which will be available to the public.
The St. George's congregation had initially called for a private inquiry, but ultimately decided to opt for the convenor, which they see as a more positive process designed to achieve healing. It will provide opportunities for victims to be heard, and put structures in place to promote ongoing healing.
The Right Reverend Peter Mason will become Bishop of the Diocese of Ontario at a consecration ceremony on Sunday, May 31: "I'm grateful that Archbishop Peers has made this appointment," he said, "and I will give my fullest support to any initiatives that may promote healing. Many people in the community continue to experience great pain as a result of the abuse. I hope and pray that the convenor's appointment may provide a new beginning."
Michael Bedford-Jones, the dean of the cathedral since September 1, 1991, also expresses his support: "As Dean, I welcome the appointment of a convenor, especially of someone with the experience and stature of Mary Wells," he says. "I fervently hope that Ms. Wells will be able to help all of us strive for reconciliation. I assure Ms. Wells of the full cooperation of the cathedral, including complete access to all pertinent records, as well as my personal cooperation and support."
Archbishop Peers notes that sexual abuse of children has become a major issue in society and across the church. "The Christian church has been reluctant to believe that it can harbour sexual abusers of children within its midst. We have been cautious - often too cautious - in our responses. Today, virtually every diocese in Canada is doing some work on sexual abuse," he says. "We hope this process of healing can become a model, not just for St. George's, but for anywhere that community been broken by the sin of sexual abuse."
St. George's Cathedral has been the centre of controversy since it was revealed that the church's choirmaster since 1974, John Gallienne, was abusing members of the boys choir. Mr. Gallienne was brought to trial in 1990 and pleaded guilty to 21 counts of sexual abuse brought by 13 complainants. The actual number of direct victims of his abuse is not known.
The convenor's position description (copy attached) distinguishes among what it refers to as primary, secondary and tertiary victims of the abuse. Primary victims are those persons who were sexually abused by Mr. Gallienne during his tenure as choirmaster. Secondary victims include: families and relatives of the primary victims; families and relatives of Mr. Gallienne; and those who were not directly abused, but who were members of a choir or public school students of Mr. Gallienne during the period. Tertiary victims are parishioners of St. George's and other members of the community who have been hurt by the criminal actions of Mr. Gallienne and the church's response to these actions.
All will have open access to the process, with primary victims being given top priority. Ms. Wells will establish an independent office in Kingston (separate from the cathedral) to provide an environment where she hopes victims, or anyone in the community, will feel welcomed and able to speak in an atmosphere of confidentiality and respect. Ms. Wells notes, however, that confidentiality is limited by law; she will report any new disclosures of abuse to the Children's Aid Society, in conformity with the Child and Family Services Act. (It is anticipated that the office will be established by July 6. Ms. Wells will hold a news conference in Kingston at that time to give more information about the process.)
Ms. Wells' appointment as convenor covers a ten-month period, but the healing process is intended to continue much longer. Ultimately, she says, the people who participate in the healing process will take it over and carry it on. "The community has to heal together."
Notes
Enclosures: Biographic sketch of Mary Wells; Convenor's Position Description.
or further information, contact: Doug Tindal, Director of Communications, (416) 924-9192, (416) 335-8349 (res.); Mary Wells (416) 925-6641.
Subjects
Wells, Mary, 1948-
Gallienne, John
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Ontario
St. George's Cathedral (Kingston, Ont.)
Child abuse - Canada
Child abuse - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Ontario
Child molesting - Canada
Child molesting - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Ontario
Child sexual abuse - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Sexual abuse - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Ontario
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The Church Begins to respond to Issues of Family Violence and Child Abuse

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article9244
Author
Hyslop, Linda
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Keewatin
Date
1991 Summer
Author
Hyslop, Linda
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Keewatin
Date
1991 Summer
Volume
31
Issue
2
Page
13
Notes
The author is a Child Abuse Consultant at the Lake of the Woods Child Development Centre in Kenora, and one of 37 Anglicans to attend the fifth National Conference on Child Abuse, organized by the Institute for the Prevention of Child Abuse, held in Toronto October 22-24, 1991.
Subjects
Child abuse - Canada
Child abuse - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Child molesting - Canada
Child molesting - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Family violence - Canada
Family violence - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
National Conference on Child Abuse (5th : 1991 : Toronto, Ont.)
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From pain to hope : Report from the CCCB Ad Hoc Committee on Child Sexual Abuse

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog1694
Publication Date
c1992
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
U. of T. Libraries
Call Number
HQ 72 C3F7 1992
Corporate Author
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. Ad Hoc Committee on Child Sexual Abuse
Place
Ottawa ON
Publisher
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
Publication Date
c1992
Physical_Description
91 p. ; 23 x 15 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"June 1992".
"We were asked to propose ways and means to deal effectively with the results of the sexual scandals that have affected our Church, and ways and means to prevent recurrences of sexual abuse of children. Our Christian faith teaches us that hope and life can arise out of pain and suffering. .... Our Church will not move 'from death to life' in dealing with sexual abuse without profound and radical change -- change that reflects a genuine search for truth, dedication to a Church of service, community renewal, and indestructible hope. ... We believe that we have discerned a new spirit and an array of means that point to a shining hope on the horizon and will ensure the triumph of life. These convictions, rooted in our faith, encouraged us to title our report: 'From Pain to Hope'." -- Foreword.
Contents: Dedication -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Mandate of the Committee -- History of the Committee -- Glossary -- Perspectives on the Mandate -- Recommendations -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: Biographical Notes on the Committee Members -- Appendix 2: Diocesan Protocol -- Appendix 3: The Canonical Preliminary Inquiry -- Appendix 4: The Administrative procedures and the Canonical Criminal Trial -- Appendix 5: The Formation of Candidates for the Priesthood -- Appendix 6: Privilege and Confidentiality -- Appendix 7: Media Relations -- Appendix 8: Child Sexual Abuse by a Priest or Religious (Spiritual and Religious Issues) -- Appendix 9: Services in Sexual Behaviour Clinics.
Colophon: Printed in Canada by Beauregard Printers.
Added Entry
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
Subjects
Child molesting - Canada
Child molesting - Religious aspects - Catholic Church
Child molesting - Religious aspects - Christianity
Child abuse - Canada
Child abuse - Religious aspects - Catholic Church
Child abuse - Religious aspects - Christianity
Sex crimes - Canada
Sex crimes - Religious aspects - Catholic Church
Sexual abuse - Canada
Sexual abuse - Religious aspects - Catholic Church
Abstract
Includes: "Recommendations", pp. 43-62; "Appendix 2: Diocesan Protocol", pp. 69-72 and "Appendix 7: Media Relations", pp. 85-86.
ISBN
0-88997-257-5 (English)
0-88997-256-7 (French)
Call Number
HQ 72 C3F7 1992
Location
U. of T. Libraries
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Our little secret : confronting child sexual abuse in Canada

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog2264
Author
Steed, Judy, 1943-
Publication Date
c1994
Material Type
Book
Location
U. of T. Libraries
Call Number
HV 6626.5 S74 1994
Author
Steed, Judy, 1943-
Place
Toronto ON
Publisher
Random House
Publication Date
c1994
Physical_Description
xvi, 223 [+1] p.
Material Type
Book
Notes
With a Foreword by Dr. Marcellina Mian.
Bibliography: pp. [222]-223.
Includes Chapter One "Kingston: Corruption in the Cathedral", pp. 1-49 about the case of Choirmaster John Gallienne at St. George's Anglican Cathedral in Kingston, Ontario.
Includes chapter "Where to Find Help", pp.217-221.
Subjects
Child molesting - Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Ontario
St. George's Cathedral (Kingston, Ont.)
Gallienne, John
Child abuse - Canada
Child abuse - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Sexual abuse - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
ISBN
0-394-22318-7
Call Number
HV 6626.5 S74 1994
Location
U. of T. Libraries
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Protection of Children

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official482
Date
1986 June 14-22
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 63
Date
1986 June 14-22
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 63
Mover
Mrs. K. Stevenson
Seconder
Most Rev. D.W. Hambidge
Text
That General Synod urge the Federal Government and the Provincial Governments to pursue:
a) a program of treatment for convicted pedophiles and their victims, and
b) a concerted effort to apprehend and convict publishers, distributors and possessors of child-pornography so as to uphold the law as it now stands, and
c) an examination of children's rights legislation as subscribed to in the United Nations Principle 9 of the "Declaration of the Rights of the Child" which states:
The child shall be protected against all forms of neglect, cruelty and exploitation. He or she shall not be subject to traffic in any form. The child shall not be admitted to employment before an appropriate minimum age; he shall in no case be caused or permitted to engage in any occupation or employment which would prejudice his health or education, or interfere with his physical, mental or moral development, and
d) the support of the education of children to help them learn how
to avoid becoming victims of abuse. CARRIED IN ALL ORDERS Act 63
Subjects
Children - Canada
Children - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Child welfare - Canada
Child welfare - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Child pornography - Canada
Child pornography - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Child abuse - Canada
Child abuse - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Child molesting - Canada
Child molesting - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Children - Employment - Canada
Pedophilia - Canada
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Reaching for solutions: the report of the Special Advisor to the Minister of National Health and Welfare on Child Sexual Abuse in Canada

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog1628
Publication Date
1990
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
HQ 72 C2 S65 1990
Place
Ottawa ON
Publisher
The Advisor
Publication Date
1990
Physical_Description
192 p.
Material Type
Book
Notes
Issued also in French under title: A la recherche de solutions Le rapport du conseiller special du ministre de la Sante nationale et du Bien-etre social en matiere d'agressions sexuelles contre les enfants au Canada
DSS cat. no. H74-28/1990E
Library also has Summary report.
Added Entry
Rogers, Rix G.
Canada. Health and Welfare Canada
Special Advisor to the Minister of National Health and Welfare on Child Sexual Abuse in Canada. Reaching for Solutions
A la recherche de solutions
The report of the Special Advisor to the Minister of National Health and Welfare on Child Sexual Abuse in Canada
Subjects
Child molesting - Canada
Sex crimes - Canada
Social work with children - Canada
Child abuse - Canada
Sexual abuse - Canada
ISBN
0-662-17895-5
Call Number
HQ 72 C2 S65 1990
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Reaching for solutions: the report of the Special Advisor to the Minister of National Health and Welfare on Child Sexual Abuse in Canada

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog8995
Publication Date
1990
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
HQ 72 C2 S65 1990
Place
Ottawa ON
Publisher
The Advisor
Publication Date
1990
Physical_Description
192 p. ; 27.8 x 21.5 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"Published by authority of the Minister of National Health and Welfare". -- verso of t.-p.
Issued also in French under title: A la recherche de solutions Le rapport du conseiller special du ministre de la Sante nationale et du Bien-etre social en matiere d'agressions sexuelles contre les enfants au Canada
DSS cat. no. H74-28/1990E.
Includes bibliography: p. 178-190.
"In August 1987, I was named Special Advisor to the Minister of National Health and Welfare, with a mandate to prepare for the Minister a report on the long-range direction of federal child sexual abuse initiatives, their implementation and co-ordination. The appointment has continued for the two and a half years it has taken to complete the work on this project and the preparation of this report". -- Foreword, p. 7.
Contents: Letter to the Minister of National Health and Welfare dated June 1990 / Rix G. Rogers -- Acknowledgment -- Foreword: The Special Advisor's Mandate -- Introduction: Personal Reflections of the Special Advisor and Priority Themes -- Children are Hurting: The Dimensions of Child Sexual Abuse in Canada -- Systems: In Search of Harmony and Effectiveness -- Public Awareness and Primary Prevention -- Child Sexual Abuse and the Judicial System -- The Challenges of Healing and Treatment -- Information Needed: Education, Training and Research -- Aboriginal Communities -- Emerging Concerns: Special Groups -- Stages of Implementation -- Appendix A: Roles and Responsibilities of Federal and Provincial/Territorial Governments -- Appendix B: Overview of the Federal Government's Response to the Badgley Report -- Appendix C: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child -- Appendix D: Recommendations -- Bibliography.
Added Entry
Rogers, Rix G.
Canada. Health and Welfare Canada
Special Advisor to the Minister of National Health and Welfare on Child Sexual Abuse in Canada. Reaching for Solutions
A la recherche de solutions
The report of the Special Advisor to the Minister of National Health and Welfare on Child Sexual Abuse in Canada
Subjects
Child molesting - Canada
Sex crimes - Canada
Social work with children - Canada
Child abuse - Canada
Sexual abuse - Canada
ISBN
0-662-17895-5
Call Number
HQ 72 C2 S65 1990
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Reaching for solutions: the summary report of the Special Advisor to the Minister of National Health and Welfare on Child Sexual Abuse in Canada

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog1629
Publication Date
1990
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
HQ 72 C2 S66 1990

Reaching for solutions: the summary report of the Special Advisor to the Minister of National Health and Welfare on Child Sexual Abuse in Canada

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog8996
Publication Date
1990
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
HQ 72 C2 S66 1990
Place
Ottawa ON
Publisher
The Advisor
Publication Date
1990
Physical_Description
35, 24, 23, 42 p. ; 28 x 21.7 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
DSS cat. no. H74-29/1990
French translation in same volume.
"In August 1987, I was named Special Advisor to the Minister of National Health and Welfare, with a mandate to prepare for the Minister a report on the long-range direction of federal child sexual abuse initiatives, their implementation and co-ordination. The appointment has continued for the two and a half years it has taken to complete the work on this project and the preparation of this report". -- Foreword, p. 7.
Contents: Letter to the Minister of National Health and Welfare dated June 1990 / Rix G. Rogers -- Acknowledgment -- Foreword -- Introduction: Personal Reflections of the Special Advisor -- The Realities of Child Sexual Abuse: Problems and Solutions -- Recommendations -- Stages of Implementation -- Appendix: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Added Entry
Rogers, Rix G.
Canada. Health and Welfare Canada
Special Advisor to the Minister of National Health and Welfare on Child Sexual Abuse in Canada. Reaching for Solutions
A la recherche de solutions
The Summary report of the Special Advisor to the Minister of National Health and Welfare on CHild Sexual Abuse in Canada
Subjects
Child molesting - Canada
Sex crimes - Canada
Social work with children - Canada
Child abuse - Canada
Sexual abuse - Canada
ISBN
0-662-57518-0
Call Number
HQ 72 C2 S66 1990
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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