Gary G Hoskins
Gary Gerard Hoskins
Priest, Diocese Saint George’s, Newfoundland (now Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador). Ordained 1982. 1987 GUILTY plea – sentenced to- three months jail and two years probation. Sentencing upheld on appeal. Spent time at Southdown. By early 90s was in the Archdiocese of Toronto ( taken in by Cardinal Emmett Carter).
According to his addresses it appears that he was assisting at parishes in Brampton and Toronto. His address for several years was that of St. Michael’s Cathedral. No longer listed in directories after 1997.
Parishioners at St. Anne’s in Brampton found out by accident (relatives visiting from Newfoundland) that their new assistant priest was a molester. According to a blogger on Sylvia’s Site, the parish priest told parishioners that no-one had asked them about their past when they joined the parish and that basically Father Hoskin’s past was none of their business.
Has been working for the Center for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto since 1995.
New charges laid in Newfoundland 25 February 2013. The news initially was that Hoskins is no longer in the priesthood and has been working as a social worker in the Toronto area, however I have since learned that he was never laicizied/defrocked and therefore is indeed still a priest. Hoskins has entered a plea of ‘not guilty; – he has elected to be tried by judge and jury. A preliminary hearing was first conducted to determine if there is sufficient evidence to go to trial. On 16 Sept. ’14 Father Hoskins was committed to stand trial. The charges relate to incidents involving two boys who were in their late teens when Hoskins was a priest at St. Stephen’s Parish in Stephenville, Newfoundalnd.
Bishops of Saint George’s/Corner Brook and Labrador Newfoundland during Father Hoskins tenure: Richard Thomas McGrath (01 June 1970 – 17 June 1985) ; Raymond John Lahey (05 Jul 1986 – 05 Apr 2003 Appointed, Bishop of Antigonish, Nova Scotia); David Douglas Crosby, O.M.I. (06 Aug 2003 — 24 September 2010 Appointed, Bishop of Hamilton, Ontario); Peter Joseph Hundt (01 Mar 2011 — )
Archbishops of Toronto while Father Hoskins was there as a priest:Gerald Emmett Carter (29 April 1978 -17 March 1990); Aloysius Matthew Ambrozic (17 March 1990 – 16 December 2006); Thomas Christopher Collins (16 December 2006 – )
Auxiliary Bishops of Toronto in the Archdiocese while Father Hoskins was there as a priest: Michael Pearse Lacey (03 May 1979 -to 31 May 1993); Robert Bell Clune (03 May 1979 – 27 December 1995); Leonard James Wall (03 May 1979 – 25 Feb 1992); John Stephen Knight (27 April 1992 – 09 April; 2000);Terrence Thomas Prendergast, S.J. (22 February 1995 -o 30 June 1998); Nicola de Angelis, C.F.I.C. (27 April 1992 to 28 December 2002); Anthony Giroux Meagher (: 30 Apr 1997 – 27 April 2002)
(scroll down for all other media coverage)
13 January 2015: Hoskins has pre-trial meeting set in Supreme Court
02 December 2014: Former priest Hoskins pleads not guilty to sex charges
17 September 2014: Former priests facing charges
16 September 2014: Former priest ordered to stand trial for sexual assault charges” & VIDEO
Next court date: 25 – 26 April 2016: 10 am, TRIAL, Corner Brook Superior Court (81 Mt. Bernard Avenue.) ; 15 March 2016: 10 am, application related to trial, Corner Brook Superior Court (81 Mt. Bernard Avenue.) ;
14 September 2015: 10 am, “to set trial date,” Corner Brook Superior Court (81 Mt. Bernard Avenue.), Corner Brook, Newfoundland; 01 June 2015: 10 am, “to set a trial date,” Corner Brook Superior Court (81 Mt. Bernard Avenue.), Corner Brook, Newfoundland ; 02 March 2015: 10 am, “to set a trial date,” Corner Brook Superior Court (81 Mt. Bernard Avenue.), Corner Brook, Newfoundland ; 26 February 2015: pre-trial conference (NOT open to the public), Corner Brook Newfoundland courthouse; 12 January 2015: pre-trial conference (NOT open to the public), Corner Brook, Nfld.; 01 December 2014: 10 am, Corner Brook courthouse, Nfld, “first plea“; 16 September 2014: Committed to stand trial in Superior Court, Corner Brook, after 09:30 am, preliminary hearing (booked for one day), Stephenville, Newfoundland courthouse (35 Alabama Drive) ; 03 June 2014: has elected trial by judge and jury; 17 February 2014: 09:30 am, ‘to set a date,” Stephenville, Newfoundland courthouse (35 Alabama Drive); 14 January 2014: 09:30 am, preliminary inquiry – booked for one day, Stephenville, Newfoundland courthouse (35 Alabama Drive); 22 July 2013: 09:30 am, “to set date for preliminary inquiry,” Stephenville, Newfoundland courthouse (35 Alabama Drive); 03 June 2013: 09:30 am, “for plea,” Stephenville, Newfoundland courthouse (35 Alabama Drive) ; 29 April 2013: 09:30 am, “for election and plea, “Stephenville, Newfoundland courthouse (35 Alabama Drive) ; 25 March 2013: Stephenville courthouse, Newfoundland
Documents and websites of interest
February 2012: Gary Hoskins listed as CAMH Community Service Provider
2011: Gary Hoskins “Program Consultant at Center for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH_ – info on ZoomInfo Cached Page for RHO – ref. Mississauga Halton LHIN (LHIN stands for Local Health Integration Network
13 March 2009: Gary Hoskins CAMH listed as contact person on flyer
The following information is drawn from Canadian Catholic Directories (CCCD) of that date, media (M), personal knowledge (P) and R. V Hoskins legal document (L)
01 December 2014: “not guilty” plea via lawyer in Superior Court
16 September 2014: Preliminary hearing – committed to stand trial in Superior court
– according to media report Hoskins is now a resident of Missassuagua, Ontario
29 August 2014: “Gary Hoskins – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health” not in attendance at Diversity Core Action Group meeting. ( Gary Hoskins – Regrets for Central West LHIN Diversity Core Action Group )
03 June 2013: entered plea of ‘not guilty’ through his lawyer. He has elected trial by judge and jury. A preliminary hearing will be conducted to determine if there is sufficient evidence to go to trial (M)
25 February 2013: New charges laid in Stephenville, Newfoundland (M) according to media reports is no longer a priest and has been working as a social worker in the Toronto area. (M) I have since learned that Father Gary Hoskins still is in fact a priest in the Roman Catholic Church.
2012: Rainbow Health Ontario conference brochure lists Gary Hoskins as the Rainbow Health Outreach Worker for LHIN 6 – Mississauga Halton. According to the brochure
“RHO’s 14 outreach workers live in every part of Ontario. They work for us on a part time basis to ensure that we have a presence in every LHIN region. Outreach workers help to develop local networks and initiatives, share resources and best practices, and create vital connections to promote the health of LGBT communities.”
Also, according to the brochure, “the biennial Rainbow Health Ontario Conference is the only conference in Canada focused on the health and wellness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.” (external link to brochure)
15, 26 February 2012: “Community Service Provider” for Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Training session in Brampton Ontario ( CAMH Community Service Providers)
2011, 2000, 1999, 1998: not listed (CCCD)
25 August 2011: In attendance at Diversity Core Action Group meeting representing Centre for Addiction and Mental Health ( Father Gary Hoskins – Diversity Core Action Group Meeting)
2011: Listed as a therapist, Program Consultant, Regional Implementation Coordinator for Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Ontario ( Hoskins CAMH Therapist Program Consultant ZoomInfo 2011)
Listed as part-time member of the Rainbow Health Ontario Community Outreach Team ( Hoskins 2011 ZoomInfo Cached Page for RHO) Bio of Hoskins as follows:
6 – Mississauga Halton LHIN
Gary Hoskins is a Program Consultant at Center for Addictions and Mental Health(CAMH). He graduated with a B.A. from Maynooth National College, Ireland. He also studied three years with the Guildhall School of music and drama in London England. He received the Human Services Counselling diploma from George Brown College. He has been working at CAMH since 1995 first as a counsellor in the drug and alcohol program then as a nicotine counsellor for three years. Prior to joining Policy Education and Health Promotion (PEHP) in Oct. 2008 Gary had been working as a therapist/ trainer for both the Problem Gambling Service and the Problem Gambling Project at CAMH.
2009: member of the Regional Diversity Roundtable program
13 March 2009: contact person on flyer for Workshop for Housing Providers Serving People with Concurrent Mental health & Substance Use Problems . ( Click for flyer)
2008: identified in March/April 2008 Canadian Teacher’s Federation publication as “Addiction Therapist/Trainer, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Problem Gambling Project” (Father Gary Hoskins- CTF – Youth and Gambling )
– Co-author in above publication of “Youth and Gambling: Should We be Concerned?”
Winter 2005/2006: addiction therapist with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (SAMH) (Winter 2005/2006: Betting on the job)
2003-2004: identified in Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies Journal Winter 2003-2004 edition as an Addiction Therapist with the Problem Gambling Service and Trainer with the Problem Gambling Project. ( Father Hoskins – OACAS – Problem Gambling and Child Welfare ) The journal’s logo seems to be: “the voice of child welfare in ontario”?)
– Co-authored article in above publication “Problem Gambling and Child Welfare.”
1997, 1996, 1995: 200 Church St., address and phone number for St. Michael’s Cathedral, Toronto (Rector Father Samuel Bianco) (CCCD)
Working for Center for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) since 1995 ( Hoskins 2011 ZoomInfo Cached Page for RHO)
According to statement issued by the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador, (scroll down) Hoskins “has not been in priestly ministry since 1995.”
1994, 1993: St. Joseph RC Church on Leslie St., Toronto (Pastor Father Allan MacNeil) (CCCD)
1992, 1991: address for St. Ann RC Church, Brampton, Ontario (Pastor Father Paul A. Zimmer) (Archdiocese of Toronto) (CCCD)
1989: assisting at St Ann Roman Catholic Church, Brampton, ON (P, M))
1988: According to statement issued by the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador, (scroll down) Hoskins “left ministry in the former Diocese of St. George’s in 1988.”
1987 : appeal denied (L)
March 1987: granted leave to appeal his sentence (L)
1987: GUILTY sex assault 17-year-old male parishioner (M)
– St Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, St. Anthony, Newfoundland after reported for abuse of a boy in Stephenville ?
1985-86: St. Stephen RC Church, Stephenville, Newfoundland (Pastor Father Bernard Buckle – Father Buckle was charged August 2014) (CCCD)
1984: St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, Stephenville. Newfoundland (Pastor Hilary Maher) ( “Changing roles” – pages from Decks awash 1984 re Catholicism in Stephenville)
MEDIA coverage and BLOG links
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02 December 2014: Former priest Hoskins pleads not guilty to sex charges
17 September 2014: Former priest ordered to stand trial for sexual assault charges” & VIDEO
14 September 2014: Former priests facing charges
19 June 2013: BLOG He is NOT an ex-priest
27 February 2013: Convicted sex offender has new charges from priesthood days
26 February 2013: New sex-related charges filed against man
19 October 1989: 200 recall Melissa at emotional funeral
Statement from the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador re Gary Hoskins
Diocese of corner-Brook and Labrador website shown as posted 01 March 2013 (Statement from the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador re Gary Hoskins) Yesterday charges were laid against Gary Hoskins related to allegations of sexual misconduct from his time of ministry as a priest in the former Diocese of St. George’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected by these events. Any allegation of improper conduct by a priest is an extremely serious matter. The Diocese has cooperated fully with the local authorities and we ask any member of the public with information on this case to come forward to assist the RCMP with their investigation. The Diocese has developed extensive procedures to foster a safe environment for all the members of our faith community and has also developed a clear policy and procedure for replying to allegations of sexual misconduct. This policy can be found under “Policies”, the topic “Response to allegations of sexual misconduct”.
Statement from the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador re Gary Hoskins
Diocese of corner-Brook and Labrador website shown as posted 26 February 2013 Yesterday charges were laid against Gary Hoskins related to allegations of sexual misconduct from his time of ministry as a priest in the former Diocese of St. George’s. Any allegation of improper conduct by a priest is an extremely serious matter. The Diocese has cooperated fully with the local authorities and we ask any member of the public with information on this case to come forward to assist the RCMP with their investigation. Gary Hoskins left ministry in the former Diocese of St. George’s in 1988. He has not been in priestly ministry since 1995. It would be inappropriate for Diocesan officials to comment on the specifics of this case as it is currently a police matter. However, we must be clear in stating that any form of misconduct by personnel of the Catholic Church is unacceptable. The Diocese has developed extensive procedures to foster a safe environment for all the members of our faith community and has also developed a clear policy and procedure for replying to allegations of sexual misconduct. (This policy can be found on our diocesan website: www.rcchurch.com under the heading “Policies”, the topic “Response to allegations of sexual misconduct”.) Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected by these events.
New sex-related charges filed against man
CBCnews.ca Tue, 26 Feb, 2013
A man who was convicted of a sexual assault in the late 1980s has had two new charges filed against him.
The two sex-related charges against Gary Gerard Hoskins date back almost 20 years. Police said they believe the assaults took place between 1984 and 1986 in or near Stephenville. Hoskins was a Roman Catholic priest in that area at the time. His case was set over and will be back in court on March 25.
The Ottawa Citizen
12 June 1997
A former Roman Catholic priest has been given a nine-month conditional sentence for sexual assault. Gary Hoskins admitted to assaulting a 17-year-old boy in Newfoundland on two occasions in 1983. In 1987, Mr. Hoskins was sentenced to three months in jail for sexual assault against another teenage boy.
Canadian Press April 10, 1987 ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. (CP) In a split decision, the Newfoundland Supreme Court of Appeal ruled Thursday the jail term handed to a Roman Catholic priest convicted of sexual assault will stand. Rev. Gary Hoskins of Stephenville, Nfld., was convicted in February of the sexual assault of a 17‑year‑old male parishioner in July 1985. Hoskins pleaded guilty to inviting the youth to the priest’s residence after church service and approaching the youth from behind, putting his arms around him and thrusting himself against the youth. He also admitted to pulling the youth onto his lap and putting his hands on the youth’s genitals outside his clothing. In a two‑one decision, the court upheld a three‑month jail term, two year’s probation and an order to seek treatment. Mr. Chief Justice J. R. Goodridge said in a written decision that if Hoskins had not been in a position of trust, a jail term might not be necessary to act as a deterrence. “This is a case where deterrence . . . ranks ahead of rehabilitation,” he wrote. “And while both are important, it is also important that the message should go out to those people in positions of trust dealing with young people that, whatever their sexual preferences, they must not allow them to be satisfied at the expense of young children and unwilling partners.” In his dissenting opinion, Mr. Justice William Marshall said the degree of sexual involvement was “comparatively mild” and that the action warranted a suspended sentence and probation rather than a jail term.