The recent allegations of sexual abuse and assault from Canadian hockey player, Kyle Beach, against a former Chicago Blackhawks video coach have sent shockwaves through the world of professional sports. Beach’s horrifying story illustrates that hockey’s deep-seated culture of sexual abuse has been allowed to perpetuate itself in even its most professional tiers. His emotional testimony also reveals the far-reaching emotional and psychological repercussions of being sexually abused. To read more, click here.
The Ottawa Catholic School Board claims to have acted “immediately” upon hearing allegations of sexual abuse against a high school math teacher. However, Rick Watkins– better known by his former surname Despatie– was not suspended until years after complaints about his inappropriate treatment of students first came to the surface. Read more.
The Toronto Police Service have made an arrest in a case of historical sexual exploitation. Based on a report of sexual abuse dating back more than 15 years, the former volunteer youth pastor of a North York church has been charged with sexual exploitation. Click here to learn more.