Diocesan Human Resources Policy

This policy applies to all diocesan employees (clergy and lay). 

Respectful Conduct Policy

This diocesan policy is applicable to all diocesan employees and lay volunteers. It includes the diocesan principles and definitions addressing issues of sexual misconduct, bullying and harassment. The diocese also has a procedure manual used to respond to an allegation of sexual misconduct, bullying or harassment. 

Information Security Policy

In order to provide a variety of services to the many parishes that make up our diocese we have turned to technology for assistance. The synod office has established an information sharing system that utilizes electronic mail, among other applications, as a primary communication medium between the synod office and the various parish administrative offices throughout our region. This policy sets out that system. 

Privacy Policy

The diocesan privacy policy, consistent with the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), sets out how officers, agencies, employees, volunteers and other representatives of our organization collect, use and protect personal information.

Social Media Policy

We recognize the increasing influence of social media in the daily lives of those we minister to and with daily. For this reason, our diocese strives to be a leader in the responsible use of social media for the purpose of living into our vision and proclaiming the good news to the world. This policy was updated in 2019 and is for use at every level of our organization.

Form A-1  Policy Acknowledgement

This form is to be signed by clergy, lay staff, and parish lay leaders, such as wardens, treasurers, and lay ministers, to acknowledge they have read and agree to abide by the policies listed above. Copies (either electronic or hard) are to be kept securely in the synod office according to the standards set out in PIPA and our own privacy policy.

Form A-2  Respectful Conduct Policy Acknowledgement

This form is to be signed by parish lay volunteers who work in any capacity that includes providing direction to others (i.e. a leadership capacity), working with money, working with children or vulnerable people, and/or holding a key to the parish building. Copies (either electronic or hard) are to be kept securely in the parish office according to the standards set out in PIPA and our own privacy policy.