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Attention Volunteers - New Requirements for Criminal Record Checks for all Volunteers

Effective Immediately: Any volunteer in our school must now obtain a criminal record check clearance.

The Ministry of Justice has introduced new regulations requiring ANY volunteer who comes near or works around children to complete a criminal record check, regardless of the time spent working near or around them. This new requirement involves a Criminal Record Search, valid for 5 years, which will include a Vulnerable Sector Search.

Attention Current Volunteers

If you are currently volunteering in your child’s classroom, helping out on field trips, volunteering in our school for special events, volunteering as part of our Parent Advisory Council, are a Noon Hour Supervisor etc., you must have criminal record check clearance by January 31, 2020, in order to continue in your role.

Current volunteers WITH a current criminal record check on file at our school will be required to obtain a new one through this new process. You are required to go to the Abbotsford School District Board Office to fill out a criminal record check consent form and will need to provide 2 pieces of approved ID. This must be completed by January 31, 2020, to continue in your role.  Please visit the School Board Office before January 31, 2020 to fill out the CRC consent form and present two pieces of approved ID (one primary and one secondary).  A list of approved ID is attached below.

CRC Process:  Option 1 - Employees/volunteers come to the School Board Office - reception desk to complete the manual CRC form, and must bring 2 pieces of I.D. (primary and secondary I.D. requirements attached) to verify themselves.  Once the form is complete, the district's authorized contact submits the form to the CRRP for processing.  

CRC Process:  Option 2 - online process (this process can only be used for volunteers, not employees).  Volunteers may complete the online CRC form rather than come to the School Board Office - reception desk.  The volunteer will need to access the following website:  and will need to use the following access code:  5EU2ZSHRB5 to register online.

Please contact our school if you have any questions regarding this new requirement.


Current until: Friday, February 14th, 2020
Posted: Monday, January 6th, 2020

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