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  • Police records Checks and the Ontario Human Rights Code


    If you request police records checks from volunteers you need to know about the human rights implications, the impact of new changes to the police records checks legislation and how the Bona Fide Occupational Requirement impacts your requests. Join us in an insightful workshop that helps you understand how to manage the actual requirement and the costs of Police Record Checks.

    Learning Objectives

    In this workshop, we will explore;
    • The implications of Police Records Checks on the Ontario Human Rights Code
    • Your organizational obligations when requesting police checks
    • The processes in place to ensure everything goes smoothly for you and the volunteer
    • Learn about the former Bill 113 and its impact on police checks effective November 1st, 2018

    Who is the Workshop for?

    • Volunteer Engagement Professionals and anyone who coordinates volunteers
    • Program/Project/Event Managers
    • Staff of not-for-profits working with volunteers
    • Executive Directors/Heads of Not-for-profit Organizations

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    Members = $35 

     Non-members = $55


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    Upcoming Workshops

    Sep 26, 2018: SOLD OUT

    Nov 28, 2018: SOLD OUT

    Doors Open: 8:45 am to 9:15 am 

    Session: 9 am to 12 pm

    (Canada Eastern Time)

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    Light refreshments will be provided

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    In-Class Workshop

    Volunteer MBC 

    7700 Hurontario Street, 

    Unit 601,

    C/o. Community Door

    Brampton, ON L6Y 4M3 

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    Sammy FelchienfeldSammy Feilchenfeld 

    Presenting: Implications of Police Records Checks on OHRC

    Sammy is the Training Specialist at Volunteer Toronto. Working with volunteer managers and coordinators from Toronto's voluntary sector, Sammy develops and delivers in-person, on-demand and online training on a variety of volunteer management topics and trends. Sammy is Volunteer Toronto’s subject matter expert on legislation, policies and diversity in volunteer programs.

    Melissa Horowitz Profile PhotoPeel Police LogoMelissa Horowitz 

    Presenting: Peel Regional Police Specifications

    Melissa has worked at Peel Regional Police for 8 years. As the coordinator of the Records Search Unit, Melissa is responsible for assisting with the processing and coordination of the day to day business within the unit, ensuring that all customer based search requests are completed in a professional and timely manner.  She performs queries on a variety of Records Management databases, retrieves the information and determines the suitability of release to the applicant. Melissa will send messages to other police services requesting pertinent information with respect to the release of criminal and/or local records as required, and also responds to other police services' requests for information. She makes decisions regarding releasing specific confidential police information according to the exceptional disclosure assessment within the LEARN guidelines and current legislation. Melissa and the clerks within the unit then complete the final document for release to the applicant. Melissa is happy to answer questions from members of the community with respect to criminal record checks and can be reached at 905-453-2121 ext 4343 or

    Fees and Registration

    Member Rate = $35 

    Non-member Rate = $55

    Registration Closed

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