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Criminal Background Checks


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All new employees, volunteers, service providers, individuals requiring a placement for professional certification and other (the"applicant") are required to provide a Criminal Background Check that is satisfactory to the Board prior to the commencement of any duties.  The Criminal Background Check must meet all of the conditions outlined below:

  • must have been completed by a police service within the preceding 6 months
  • must include a Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) including a search of the pardoned sex offender database
  • must be an original

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the above conditions are met.  Any cost related to obtaining the Criminal Background Check is the sole responsibility of the applicant.

This is an important document.  You should make a copy of your Criminal Background Check for your own records prior to submitting.

The Board's recommendation to select and individual for duties is conditional upon the receipt and review of an original Criminal Background Check.  The applicant must obtain a Criminal Background Check through a local police service in the area in which they reside.  Police Services usually require an applicant to complete a form and provide one or two pieces of photo identification before they can access the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database electronically.  Searches completed by any private company or organization other than a police service will not be accepted.

Please be advised of the following:

  • Processing times with police services can be quite lengthy.  Some searches can take in excess of 12 weeks to complete
  • Some police services include information regarding police contact under the Mental Health Act as part of the VSS Process; others do not.  The Board treats all information it receives through the Criminal Background Check and VSS process consistent with its obligations under the Human Rights Code.  Unless and until the Board policy is changed, the applicant is not specifically required by the Board to disclose information regarding police contact under the Mental Health Act.
  • Many police services can provide the applicant with multiple originals if requested at the time of application (if required e.g. student placements/service providers).

Should the applicant submit a Criminal Background Check showing evidence of a police background, confirmation of his/her duties will be postponed pending a review of the information.  A police background will not necessarily disqualify the applicant.  The Board reserves the right to request the applicant to provide additional information with regard to his/her application for duties.  The final decision will be made by the Superintendent of Human Resources in consultation with the "Criminal Background Check Management Review Committee".

Below are the requirements which are unique for some particular Police Services:

If you live in Peel (905-453-2121, ext. 4390):
You must obtain a Police Records Search Form A directly from Peel Police Headquarters, 775 Hurontario St., Brampton.Volunteers only: obtain a Form A and Community Organization and Volunteer Authorization Letter from the school where you wish to volunteer.


If you live in Niagara (905-945-2211, ext. 4391):
You must obtain a criminal background search that meets the conditions outlined by presenting a completed "Consent for a Criminal Background Check for a Sexual Offence for which a Pardon has been Granted or Issued form". Please contact Human Resources, Support Services at 905-890-0708, ext. 24616 to obtain this form. The completed form must be presented to the Police Service when requesting the Criminal Background Check so that the appropriate search can be completed.


If you live in an OPP Jurisdiction:
You must obtain a criminal background search that meets the conditions outlined by presenting a completed "Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information: form AND/OR "Request for Vulnerable Sector Check" form. Please contact Human Resources, Support Services at 905-890-0708, ext. 24616 to obtain this form. The form must be presented to the detachment when requesting the Criminal Background Check so that the appropriate search can be completed.


If you live in Toronto:
You must obtain a criminal background search that meets the conditions outlined by presenting a completed "Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information" form. Please contact Human Resources, Support Services at 905-890-0708, ext. 24616 to obtain this form. The form must be presented to the Toronto Police Service when requesting the Criminal Background Check so that the appropriate search can be completed.

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