VULNERABLE SECTOR SCREENINGS
Anyone involved in coaching, training, etc. MUST have a valid Vulnerable Sector Check ("VSC") completed by the OPP in order to be on the bench or ice with the players. If you do not have a valid VSC completed, you will not be permitted on the bench or the ice during practices or games.
This check is restricted to applicants volunteering in a position of authority or trust relative to vulnerable persons in Canada only. It is a collection of offence information, including: convictions, outstanding warrants, charges, judicial orders and sexual offence convictions for which the individual has received a record suspension where authorized by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. In addition, non-conviction information shall be released only when a Risk Assessment has been completed to ensure the information being released is relative to the position being applied for. Check includes a search of the Pardoned Sex Offender Database (PSOD).
The VSC is a BMHA driven request. Therefore, in order to have this completed, you must take our letter (which can be found at the link below) with you to the OPP station. This letter will have all the pertinent information you will need in order to successfully complete your VSC.
The VSC must be completed by the police service of local jurisdiction where the applicant resides and for each organization the applicant is volunteering and there is no cost associated with same. Please do not leave it to the last minute! You simply can download the form below, complete it, and drop off the form (together with the BMHA letter). Depending on how busy the station is, you should get it back in a couple of weeks.
Vulnerable Sector (VS) Check (including Pardoned Sex Offender Database (PSOD)) (Click here for online form)
Lastly, VSC are valid for three years. In the event you already have had a VSC completed for BMHA in the last three years, a signed Declaration will suffice. This document can be found at the link below: