To report an allegation of misconduct or abuse against a priest, lay employee or volunteer
A victim of any crime is encouraged to contact their local police service. If a credible allegation of abuse against a minor is reported to the Archdiocese of Toronto, we contact the appropriate civil authorities within one hour or as soon as circumstances will permit.
Persons can make a confidential allegation of abuse or misconduct directly to the Archdiocese by calling 416-934-3400, extension 108. Alternately, you may email your concern to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will strive to respond efficiently to all messages. Clergy and staff of the archdiocese can also pass on a complaint to the Archbishop’s Delegate. Our prime concerns are for the care of the complainant who is hurting, and the prevention of abuse and misconduct. Recognizing that coming forward with an allegation of abuse or misconduct is difficult, the person who first hears the complaint will treat the complainant with great care and compassion, and will encourage the complainant to talk with the Archbishop’s Delegate. We respect the complainant’s right to privacy and confidentiality.
Our full procedure for allegations of misconduct can be found here: Policy & Procedure for Cases of Alleged Misconduct
To report an allegation of misconduct or abuse against a Canadian Bishop (living or retired)
A victim of any crime is encouraged to contact their local police service. Dioceses in Ontario are also required to do so if a minor is at risk or the allegation involves a child aged 18 or under. On May 6, 2021, a national, bilingual service for reporting allegations of sexual abuse, either committed or covered-up by a Catholic Bishop, was launched. This initiative furthers the commitment of the Canadian Catholic Church to responsibility, accountability and transparency in matters of clergy sexual abuse and to facilitate healing and justice for victims-survivors. A report can be made online at www.bishopreportingsystem.ca or by calling 1-866-892-3737.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Bishop Reporting System