In February 2021, a proposed class action was commenced against St. Thomas More Collegiate, Vancouver College Ltd., The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vancouver, The Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of St. John’s and The Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese.
The action alleges abuse (physical and/or sexual) by former Christian Brothers faculty in the period 1976 to 2013 at Vancouver College and St. Thomas More Collegiate. (see Feb. 8, 2021 School Communications)
On March 8, 2023, we received news that the Supreme Court of British Columbia has found that the certification request has been granted approval to proceed as a class action.
We remain committed to do all that we can to best support our community and anyone impacted. We take this matter very seriously. For enquiries please email email@example.com or contact our President, Michelle Rupp directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our profound concern and ongoing commitment
Crimes of abuse are tragic and horrific and have lifelong impacts on victims. Vancouver College expresses profound concern and sympathy to anyone who has been impacted in any way by any abuse.
The safety and wellbeing of our students is our number one priority. We take this responsibility, and the trust that is placed in us, very seriously. We have a comprehensive set of policies, protocols, screening processes and procedures in place to make our school a safe environment for students, faculty, and the entire Vancouver College community. These policies are reviewed on an ongoing basis to ensure that they are protecting students in the most effective way possible.
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