YMCA of Greater Toronto

Getting a Police Records Check

At the YMCA of Greater Toronto, we are serious about our responsibility to protect the children and other vulnerable people we serve. As part of this responsibility, we ask all of our staff and volunteers to provide us with a current Police Records Check. Volunteers will receive instructions on obtaining the appropriate police records check when they are accepted into a volunteer role.

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For individuals who are being hired for a YMCA position:

If you live in Toronto (postal code starting with "M"), there is a two-step process to get a Police Records Check:

1. Before you can be hired at the YMCA, you need to visit your local police department and ask for a "Canadian Police Information Computer Centre" (CPIC) system record, e.g. a search of the RCMP database. This record lists a person's convictions. Depending on where you live, you may have to wait a few days or weeks to get it.

2. Within four months of being hired by the YMCA and every three years thereafter, you are required to provide us with a second check called a "Vulnerable Sector Screening". This record provides an in-depth verification of a person's past criminal record, and lists serious non-pardoned offences such as murder, rape, or sexual abuse.

If you live outside of Toronto:

1. Before you can be hired at the YMCA and every three years thereafter, you need to visit your local police department and ask for a "Vulnerable Sector Screening". This record provides an in-depth verification of a person's past criminal record, and lists serious non-pardoned offences such as murder, rape, or sexual abuse.

By providing us with these Police Records Checks, you can help us confirm your suitability to work with YMCA members in a position of trust. You can also help us ensure the safety and well-being of the people we serve. For more information about Police Records Checks related to employment at the YMCA, please contact policerecordinquiries@ymcagta.org.

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