Vulnerable Sector Screening
Information about Vulnerable Sector Screenings
A Vulnerable Sector Screening is intended for individuals seeking employment or volunteer opportunities with vulnerable persons.
A vulnerable person is defined as a person who, because of their age, a disability, or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent, are (a) in a position of dependence on others or (b) are otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by person(s) in a position of authority or trust to them.
A Vulnerable Sector Screening is typically used for the following types of positions:
- Elder Care
A Vulnerable Sector Screening will provide the following information:
- Criminal convictions summary or indictable from CPIC and/or local databases
- Findings of guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the applicable disclosure period
- Outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants, judicial orders, peace bonds, probation and prohibition orders
- Absolute and conditional discharges
- Charges that resulted in a finding of not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder
- Pardoned offences authorized under the Criminal Records Act
- Non-conviction information authorized through Exceptional Disclosure
Who can apply?
- Only residents of Toronto with a postal code beginning with “M” can obtain a vulnerable sector screening with the Toronto Police Service
- The individual can only apply through a registered agency to the Police Reference Check Program, and must obtain the form from their agency’s representative