Called to Protect – Zoom Training Session
This is a requirement for all volunteers in the Archdiocese 18 years and older.
On Friday, June 17, 2022 at 1:00 – 3:30 pm we will be holding a Called to Protect. The workshop will take place over Zoom. It will be approximately 2.5 hours long. Please share this information with volunteers who need the training.
Below is a link to the registration form. Please fill it out as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Kaakyo at Lucy.Kaakyo@caedm.ca
Volunteer Management Program
A number of years ago the Archdiocese of Edmonton implemented a Volunteer Management Program. What does this mean for you?
When you choose what area of the Parish you would like to volunteer in we will ask you to:
a. Fill out a Volunteer Information Form
b. Sign a Covenant of Care Form
c. Participate in a Called to Protect Workshop (a 2.5 hour presentation on safe and effective volunteering) and any refresher courses offered.
If you are in a high risk ministry (ex: working with a vulnerable group like children or seniors; working with money; holding a key; or having access to personal information such as address or phone numbers) you will also be asked to provide a Police Record Check (you can pick up a letter here at the Parish to take to the RCMP and there will be no cost to you)
If working with children, you must apply for an Intervention Records Check directly through Child Services (At present offices are closed to the public but you can request a form by email at firstname.lastname@example.org )
Monique Lamoreaux-Veley is the Volunteer Management Coordinator. You may contact the parish office at 780-467-5470 or email@example.com with any questions/concerns to be forwarded to the coordinator.
She will also have volunteer packages that contain all required information.
Called to Protect-Volunteer Management Process
Many of you have received Volunteer Management forms to fill out and others will be getting their packages in the next week or so. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions we receive:
Q1: I already did a Criminal Records Check for another organization, why do I have to do another one for OLPH?
A1: The RCMP/EPS keep track of which organization requests a Criminal Records Check. For the Criminal Records Check to be recognized as being for OLPH, it must be completed for OLPH directly and it must be done once every four years.
Q2: I already attended Called to Protect [CTP] at another parish, why does my package say that I must attend again?
A2: The OLPH records do not search the database at other parishes – please inform us of where and when you attended the CTP and we will get the Archdiocese to pull those records and update the OLPH database accordingly. If they are unable to find the record, and you can’t supply us with a copy, then you will be required to attend CTP again.
Q3: Why do I need to get a Criminal Records Check? I only volunteer as an usher?
A3: Any volunteers in the Archdiocese of Edmonton that work with parishioners who could be vulnerable [under 18, seniors, disabled, suddenly ill or incapacitated etc.] or are in a position to have access to keys or confidential information are required to complete a Criminal Records Check.
If you have more questions you may find https://caedm.ca/CalledtoProtect helpful. This is the Archdiocesan site that explains the Volunteer Management Program.