Events & Workshops

Open Dialogue About the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church

A day long gathering to dialogue about the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the Roman Catholic Church

Who Can Attend: Open to all persons of interest, ages 18 or older

When: March 14, 2020

Where: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) 
              L1-190 Lower Level, North
              University of Alberta
              11405 87 Ave

Cost to Participate:  $30/person
   $20 for students, retired, or underemployed
   *Cost includes morning coffee/nutrition, lunch, afternoon coffee/nutrition

The day will include 2 keynote sessions, a reflection, an information presentation, a video presentation and breakout group sessions. 

Keynote Speaker: Most Reverend Ronald P. Fabbro, CSB; Bishop of London, ON
Information Presentation: Teresa Kellendonk, MDiv, MA, PI, CPG, Department Head, Pastoral and Parish Services, Archbishop's Delegate for Safe Environments and Abuse Prevention, Archdiocese of Edmonton
Pastoral Reflection: Zinia Pritchard, DMin, Practice Director, Provincial Spiritual Care with Alberta Health Services, Associate Faculty, St. Stephen's College (Former Pastoral Assistant, Diocese of Nelson, BC)
Video Presentation: Sr. Nuala Kenny, SC, OC, MD, FRCP(C); Emeritus Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Collaborator: St. Joseph's College

Research Element:
Anonymous and confidential exploratory research to understand the perceptions and reflections of the Church community regarding the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. 

If you consent to being part of the research, please specify this on your registration, and sign the
"Informed Consent for Research" form and return it to the College prior to the event. 
(Research approved by the Research Ethics Board of the University of Alberta).

*A safe room staffed with support persons will be available throughout the day for participants who might need them. 


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