Safe Environment Policy

​​​The Archdiocese of Toronto has implemented a series of policies and procedures to foster a safe environment for all those who interact with the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Toronto. Those we serve include young people, adults and seniors who all make up the body of Christ among us.

Volunteer Screening

Strengthening the Caring Community: Volunteer Screening Program (established 2001) is a part of the Archdiocese of Toronto's Safe Environment Policy. It ensures that all vulnerable persons, volunteers, Ministry Leaders, and participants are able to engage in a safe, caring community. The Volunteer Screening Department at the Catholic Pastoral Centre has oversight of the program; however, each parish administers the program locally.

Persons who may be in charge of your local volunteer screening program include:

The Pastor or members of the Pastoral Team

Parish Volunteer Screening Coordinator or Committee

Parish Secretary or Administrator

Ministry Leaders

Volunteer Screening Process



Complete the Archdiocesan Screening Form and drop it off at the Parish Office.


The Volunteer Screening Committee will contact you to discuss your application and next steps.


Once your application is successfully processed, the leader of your ministry will contact you to join the team!

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