Living Hope Christian Reformed Church views abuse of any kind as a sin that requires responsible and immediate action. Both the church and the province of Ontario recognize every person’s right to an abuse free environment. It is law in our province that anyone who suspects abuse involving children up to age 17 must report this suspicion immediately to the Children’s Aid Society. Church members should not confront or talk to the suspected abuser themselves about the allegation because only a Children’s Aid worker or the police may do this investigating. Living Hope Church members and leaders will comply with this law.
Please review the Safe Church Policy in its entirety here.