Is a non-profit organization vicariously liable for the sexual abuse of a child in its care?

Saskatchewan, Canada

The following excerpt is from L. (H.) v. Canada (Attorney General), 2001 SKQB 233 (CanLII):

In Bazley v. Curry, supra, the court unanimously held a non-profit organization which operated residential care facilities for emotionally troubled children vicariously liable for the sexual abuse of a child in its care by one of its workers. The employer was unaware that the employee was a paedophile.

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