On October 7 2018, the Archdiocese of Ottawa issued the updated and expanded national guidelines for the protection of minors in Canada. Entitled Protecting Minors from Sexual Abuse: A Call to the Catholic Faithful in Canada for Healing, Reconciliation, and Transformation, this document of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) was unanimously adopted by the Bishops of Canada on September 27 during their 2018 annual Plenary Assembly. You can access the document at

Video: Introduction to the document https://youtu.be/71_KUyo3NkE

Ottawa Sun Article: https://ottawasun.com/opinion/columnists/prendergast-bishops-endorse-transformation-of-attitudes-about-sexual-abuse