Volunteer Resources

Criminal Record Checks and Volunteer Screening

You may be asked by an organization to submit to a Criminal Record Check before you begin volunteering. Criminal Record Checks are a routine procedure taken by an organization to help assure the safety of their clients, staff, and other volunteers.

If you live in Winnipeg you can obtain a Criminal Record Check through the Winnipeg Police Service. Visit this link for more information: http://www.winnipeg.ca/police/pr/faq.stm

If you live outside of Winnipeg, please contact your local police or RCMP detachment for information on obtaining a criminal record check.

Organizations may also ask that you complete a Vulnerable Sector Check. This is especially important for organizations that work with vulnerable people. Vulnerable people may include children, youth, people with disabilities and senior adults.

Information on Vulnerable Sector Checks can be found here.

Information on Child Abuse Registry Checks can be found here.

 


Other Resources for Volunteers and Organizations

The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement

The Screening Handbook, 2012 Edition

Bridging the Gap report

Volunteering in Canada - April 2012