is a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Victoria
(the "University") and the
Religious Communities currently participating in the Multifaith
Chaplaincy at the University of Victoria , to wit: the Multifaith
Chaplaincy and their supporting communities, for the provision
of a Multifaith Ministry on the campus of the University of
1. The University and the Multifaith Chaplaincy agree that their
respective obligations and responsibilities shall be as follows:
a) The University and the Chaplaincy shall consult on matters
of mutual interest and concern through the Executive Director
of Student and Ancillary Services and the Multifaith Chaplains
Services Advisory Committee. (Amendment Feb 22, 2000).
b) The University shall provide an office to accommodate the
campus Ministry. Other facilities may be booked in accordance with
c) The University services available to faculty and staff shall
also be available to the Ministry Team members as appropriate.
2. There shall be provision for an "Advisory Committee" to
advise the Religious Communities and the University on the needs
and function of the Ministry.
3. This Memorandum of Understanding may be reviewed or renegotiated
at the request of the University or of the participating Religious
4. The purpose and objectives of the Ministry are:
a) To offer care particular to the spiritual needs of the whole
University (Amendment of Feb 22, 2000 ) community: students, faculty,
staff and their families.
b) To work as a team:
(i) to provide a model of multifaith cooperation
(ii) to give more efficient service than is possible individually.
c) To act as a theological resource and to encourage thoughtful
reflection and dialogue about the basis of individual faith and
community life through an openness to all truth, and through
dialogue with others in the university community.
d) To assist
both individuals and groups in the process of growth by sharing.
e) To work co-operatively and supportively with other counselling
and service facilities of the University.
f) To foster and maintain relationships with religious clubs,
organizations, denominations and faith communities.
g) To assist the University in relations with the community in
respect to religious matters.