DEVELOPING SAFE MINISTRY SPACES FOR ALL
For any individuals who are new or considering joining our community at St. Mary’s, we want you to know that we take our responsibility & the safety of your young ones seriously. Safety & security is a top priority, both for our volunteers & participants. When our spaces are SAFE, they can also be FUN!
Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith
The Anglican Diocese of Toronto & our Bishops mandate that all parishes have internal screening systems that help prepare volunteers for ministry, and also ensure that no individuals who have criminal records be placed in situations with vulnerable people. Working with minors & vulnerable individuals is considered a “high risk” ministry, so ensuring our volunteers & leaders are properly screened & suitable for these roles is crucial.
To visit the Diocese website for more information on their safety policies, click here.
To view/download the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith policy manual, click here.
How to Serve
Volunteers are always needed & welcomed, as our church cannot function without the input & assistance of our members. We are all in this together! We thank all who volunteer for their valuable time & energy.
It’s important that we have a great quality team leading & influencing our next gen ministry, so there is an application process involved with getting connected as a volunteer.
To view/download our Volunteer Application Form, click here.
If you have more questions about this or are interested in getting involved, please contact Pastor Amanda, Director of Next Generation Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connecting Your Young One
For administrative & safety purposes, we do need to have some basic information on file about your children & family (contact info, etc.). We want to make sure your young ones have an awesome experience & really feel a part of the community, so we want to know when to celebrate their birthday with them, about any allergies or individual needs they may have, etc.
To view/download our Child Registration Form, click here.