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Filing a complaint


The Capriolo Report was released November 25, 2020. With the support of a Committee, co-chaired by the Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo and Archbishop Christian Lépine, the Archdiocese is now implementing the recommendations contained in the Report. The end result will be an abuse-complaint process that is victim-centred, includes all forms of abuse, and no longer considers the victim’s age at the time of the reported event a criterion for filing a complaint. 

The existence of an Ombudsman, the creation of a five-member lay Advisory Committee, and the conducting of investigations by external experts will ensure that each complaint is treated with due diligence and respect.

Documents to download

  1. Files first report - Ombudsman of the Archdiocese of Montreal (2021-08-17)

  2. Files second report - Ombudsman of the Archdiocese of Montreal (2021-12-07)

  3. Files third report - Ombudsman of the Archdiocese of Montreal (2022-04-19) 

  4. Files fourth report - Ombudsman of the Archdiocese of Montreal (2022-08-17) 

  5. Files fifth report - Ombudsman of the Archdiocese of Montreal (2022-12-12) NEW

  6. Letter from the Archbishop of Montreal (2022-04-19)   

  7. Archdiocese of Montreal Disciplinary Process Policy to Eradicate Abuse 

  8. Communiqué - Sexual Abuse: Nine Roman Catholic dioceses in Quebec release findings of an independent audit (2022-06-08) 

  9. Ombudsman presentation
  10. Complaint Handling By-Law
  11. Complaint handling process
  12. Complaint handling process summary
  13. Disclosure Protocol
  14. Complainant Support Policy
  15. Protocol Concerning the subject of a complaint (Pastoral Staff)
  16. Whistleblower and Witness of Abuse Protection Policy
  17. Status of Capriolo Report recommendations that are being implemented
  18. Advisory Committee to the Archbishop of Montreal
  19. Video testimonial - Tell your story