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Parish Operations helps ensure our parishes operate effectively.

Safe Environments

The intent of the policy is to provide clear directives in order to establish and maintain a safe pastoral environment that is free from abuse. The website outlines information and requirements for parishes and everyone providing ministry in the Church, including all clergy, religious, seminarians, laity, employees and volunteers.

Parish Operations

We evaluate insurance needs for parishes, process insurance claims, help the parish through the repair/rebuild process, manage properties, provide safe environments training for all parish councils and parishioners, work with parish safe environment coordinators to ensure all required police record checks and vulnerable sector checks are completed, manage abuse claims related to safe environments, and more. 

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Steps to Mitigate Arson Risk

Steps to Mitigate Arson Risk

Discovery of the unmarked burial sites at the former residential school at the Cowessess First Nation and the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation has been front and centre in the media. Three churches have been lost due to arson fires and there is concern more losses...

Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton  Insurance Program Overview

Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton Insurance Program Overview

The eparchy and all parishes must have insurance coverage to protect the parish, parishioners, councils, and committees from unexpected and catastrophic loss. All parishes should be enrolled with the Eparchial Insurance Program, which is specifically tailored for...

Addressing a Burst Pipe or Sprinkler Malfunction

Addressing a Burst Pipe or Sprinkler Malfunction

Burst Pipes and Sprinkler MalfunctionsSteps to take should your facility experience a burst pipe or sprinkler malfunctionBurst water pipes and broken fire sprinkler heads can very quickly cause a serious amount of damage and equally serious consequences.  Among them:...

What Parishes are Doing: Church Management Software

What Parishes are Doing: Church Management Software

What is a Church Management Structure?Church management software assists parishes to record and report parish information primarily parishioner lists, donor/visitor information and donations. Some software applications may also feature bookkeeping/accounting...

Guidelines for Records Retention

Guidelines for Records Retention

What is Record Retention? Records retention is a practice by which organizations maintain records for set periods of time, and then employ a system of actions to either redirect, store or dispose of them.   Such records, either prepared by or received by the parish,...

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Understand Manage and Reduce the Risk of Arson for Your Place of Worship (Ecclesiastical) June 2021-page-001

Understand, Manage & Reduce the Risks of Arson: Protect Your Place of Worship

  • Telltale signs that a place of worship may be at risk
  • Implement an arson prevention program
2021 Catholic Parish Outreach Guide

Autumn and Winter Checklist

Use this checklist as a reminder of parish maintenance including:

  • 10 steps to prepare buildings for winter
  • 5 winter maintenance reminders
2021 Catholic Parish Outreach Guide

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring cleaning checklist including both inside and outside your parish. 

2021 Catholic Parish Outreach Guide

Simple Record Retention Schedule

  • Government records
  • Finance records
  • Volunteering records
  • Safe Environments records
  • Pastoral council records
2021 Catholic Parish Outreach Guide

Self-Assessment Checklist for Preventing Water Damage

1. Assign overall responsibility to a person with authority to oversee the process.
2. Review this plan annually.

Ecclesiastical Insurance ChurchSafety_02-2021-2-page-001

Protect Your Church - Safety Checklist

Protect Your Church – Safety Checklist for arson, general fires, and slips and falls.

2021 Catholic Parish Outreach Guide

End of Day Checklist

“Are you responsible for closing the church today?” Poster.

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Boris Radyo

For parishes in the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton, you can send questions regarding parish property management to our property manager. Send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Boris Radyo, Property Manager of the Eparchy of Edmonton
Properties@edmontoneparchy.com 

Iryna Laschuk

For parishes in the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton, you can send questions regarding insurance to our director of finance. Send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Iryna Laschuk, Director of Finance and Accounting
accounting@edmontoneparchy.com