In 2010 the Ontario Government passed into law Bill 168 which requires employers to adopt policies with regard to violence and harassment in the workplace. Churches and ministries are not exempt from this requirement. Ministry Personnel, secretaries, custodians, music directors, and anyone else employed by your Pastoral Charge or ministry are protected by this Bill. This means that YOUR CHURCH AND/OR MINISTRY needs to have a published policy and know what steps to take if you receive a complaint. Hamilton Conference believes that discussion of these issues in every church setting will help prevent future conflict within the church. These policies, when upheld by all employees, volunteers, governing bodies, and church members, will foster a safe and respectful workplace for all.
Handbook resources and DVD were available to those who attended your Presbytery training workshop in 2014. If you were unable to attend, your Presbytery Secretary has copies of the resources for you to pick up at a Presbytery meeting. Please see the PowerPoint slide show (link below) to help you work through your resources. Due to copyright restrictions, the DVD cannot be made available online.
Below are Resources regarding Bill 168.