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Criminal Record Checks for Volunteers

Curling centre volunteers in British Columbia can now complete the Criminal Record Checks (CRC) through the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP), which provides criminal record checks free-of-charge as part of the BC Government’s ongoing commitment to support the non-profit sector. Additionally, at no cost, volunteers may share the results of their clear checks with other registered organizations through the CRRP online service reducing the need for multiple checks.

To further enhance the protection of children, the CRRP will require fingerprints for those who share a date of birth and gender with a pardoned sex offender (vulnerable sector check) as per the national RCMP policy. These prints will be at the applicant’s expense as required by their local policy agency. However, in almost all circumstances, an individual will only be required to be fingerprinted once every ten years through the program.

**In order to ensure that the information is sent to the correct individual/organisation, please ensure that you call or email Melissa Sim to tell her where the results should be sent.**

If there is an issue with the criminal record check, the volunteer will be required to go through the current process through the local police service, so that we can determine the status as per Curl BC policy.

In order to request a criminal record check for yourself, please use the following link through the secure and efficient online service. You will need to verify your identity through a process similar to activating a credit card online. Use of the online service will greatly decrease the time required to complete a check and any delay in obtaining your Criminal Record Check.

The access code provided below is unique to Curl BC and can only be used by Curl BC volunteers. The code can only be used by volunteers, not paid members of staff. You will require this code when submitting your request online.

The results of the criminal record check will be sent directly by email to Curl BC Member Services Manager Melissa Sim who will then process it and forward it to the appropriate curling centre.

Online Link:   https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/home.htm

Access Code for Curl BC VOLUNTEERS:  EG5MVB2ZLL

Additional information about the CRRP is available on the Ministry of Justice website at http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/criminal-records-review/index.htm. For further information or any questions, please contact Melissa Sim at msim@curlbc.ca or 604-333-3620.

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