Volunteer Screening - Police Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC)

All CRRA volunteers who work closely with minor athletes and who occupy positions of trust and authority shall undergo screening (Police Record Checks for the Vulnerable Sector) on a regular basis.  

  • Please note that effective 2017 Wendover residents and beyond must obtain the Police Vulnerable Sector check from the Hawkesbury OPP detachment. 

  • When you receive it, please upload the VSC to your RAMP account; or forward a copy to the CRRA Registrar at registrarcrra@gmail.com 

  • You may have this completed free of charge if you include the current year volunteer letter from our association (Link to CRRA 2023 Letter - Request for Vulnerable Sector Check) *CRRA will not reimburse for VSC's as we provide a letter for this purpose.

  • Police Vulnerable Sector Checks are valid for a period of 3 years - A new VSC will be required every 3 years.  

  • A signed and dated annual Vulnerable Sector Check declaration is required every year. (Link to CRRA annual declaration of Vulnerable Sector Check form)
  • All FINAL Police Vulnerable Sector Checks and/or Annual Declarations must be submitted to the CRRA Executive no later than December 1st of the current year, otherwise volunteers will not be allowed to participate in any team activities (on ice, dryland, in change room, games, practices, etc.)



FAQ about Police Screening:
CRRA follows the ORA Screening policy which stipulates:

Ontario Ringette Association - Sports Administration Policy 

Screening of personnel and volunteers is an important part of providing a safe environment among sport organizations which provide programs and services to youth. Ringette Ontario is responsible, at law, to do everything reasonable to provide a safe and secure environment for participants in its programs, activities and events. Ringette Ontario takes very seriously, and is committed to, fulfilling the duty of care it owes to its members
Not all personnel affiliated with Ringette Ontario will be required to undergo screening through a Police Records Check (“PRC”), as not all positions pose a risk of harm to Ringette Ontario or its members.

17.3.1 Persons who will be subject to screening through a PRC are those who work closely with minor athletes and who occupy positions of trust and authority within Ringette Ontario programs. Such ‘designated positions’ include:

  • All individuals in paid staff positions;

  • All persons affiliated with provincial teams, whether paid or volunteer;

  • All staff persons, board members and volunteers involved in the delivery of developmental programs including camps and clinics; and

  • Any staff person, board member or volunteer appointed to accompany a Ringette Ontario team to an event or competition whether as a coach, manager, chaperone, driver or official in another role.

  • Any Official of Bench Staff who registers directly with the ORA and not through a member.


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