Please be aware that in order to volunteer with some of our Community Partners, police/ vulnerable record checks are required.
- Some regions take longer to process these record checks so please make sure to apply with your local region as soon as possible to ensure you will be able to participate in the opportunities you are interested in.
Step 1: Determine Where You Need to Apply
- You must apply to the jurisdiction that you currently live in. For example, if you live in Toronto, you must apply in Toronto. For those who live in Residence, you may choose to apply to your home community OR the Mississauga community.
Step 2: Follow Your Jurisdiction's Process
Most regions will have an online record check process.
- Peel Region (Mississauga & Brampton)
- Halton (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville)
- City of Toronto
If you live outside of these regions, research your regional police office to get information on how you obtain a police check/vulnerable sectors check.
Note: Some jurisdictions will waive fees if you are getting the check for a volunteer opportunity. In this case you may need a volunteer letter from the community partner you are volunteering with. Please reach out to the coordinator of the volunteer placement and/or the community organization that you are working with if you have questions about acquiring this letter.
Step 3: Confirming You've Submitted Your Check
- When you apply for your police check/vulnerable sectors check you need to ensure that you get a dated receipt.
- Present this receipt to the coordinator of the volunteer placement and/or the community organization that you are working with.
Step 4: Submit Your Final Check
- Once you receive the check from your jurisdiction, submit it to the coordinator of the volunteer placement and/or the community organization that you are working with.
If you need financial assistance with this check, please complete a Co-Curricular Program Participation Bursary application. We do not want the police/vulnerable sectors check to stop you from being involved with a community engagement experience.
Police/Vulnerable Persons Checks are only required for citizens of Canada.
As an International Student, your student visa is the only documentation needed to reflect the equivalent of a Police/ Vulnerable Persons check for some of our Community Partners. Please make sure to provide us with a photocopy if requested.