Volunteer Criminal Record Check and Annual Offence Declaration Forms
CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS
Anyone who has not previously submitted a Criminal Record Check who is considering volunteering (for activities which may include school trips, coaching, reading program, pizza days, safe arrival program, etc.) is strongly encouraged to apply for a Criminal Record Check as soon as possible to avoid delays.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board has the responsibility, under law, to provide a safe and secure working and learning environment for students and employees. The Board is in a position of trust with regard to students and must protect their intellectual, physical, mental, and emotional well being.
It is the responsibility of the Principal, who under the Education Act is in charge of instruction, organization and management of a school to determine what activities volunteers participate in, with which students and in which setting. It is also recognized that principals and teachers have a duty of care to their students. Duty of care is the legal principle which identifies the obligation to exercise reasonable care including the protection from harm. The Criminal Record Check is a step in the Board's duty of care, should direct and regular contact occur between a volunteer and a student.
All individuals are required to provide an original Criminal Record Check that is satisfactory to the Board prior to the commencement of any duties. The Criminal Record Check must have been executed within the preceding 6 months of receipt and include a vulnerable sector screening.
All parents/volunteers MUST have a CRC.
Obtain a Police Vulnerable Sector Check form directly from Peel Police Headquarters, 7750 Hurontario St., Brampton or at the Square One Community Station, 100 City Center Dr. (east side, outside near transit loop).
Volunteers only: must first obtain the Community Organization and Volunteer Authorization Letter from the school where you wish to volunteer. School will need the original document, please make copies before handing the original into the school.
Any cost related to obtaining the Criminal Record Check is the sole responsibility of the applicant.
If you already have a reference check
If you already have a check done, you can renew it very easily. Simply download the form below, fill in and sign, and return to the school. It's that easy!
Criminal Reference Check Renewal.pdf