Criminal Record Checks – A Discussion For Every Sport Organization

Are Criminal Record Checks (CRCs) really necessary? Since they take time and effort for a volunteer to obtain, and they cost money, this is often the … [Read more...]

Income Tax Act Revisions Impose New Requirements on NSO Directors

We last wrote about RCAAAs (Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Associations) in February 2012, noting that recent changes to the Income Tax Act have … [Read more...]

Reflections on Penn State, Scouts Canada and Graham James

I have just finished reading Theo Fleury's book, Playing With Fire. I have owned this book for two years, but never took it off my shelf. However, in … [Read more...]

The Most Recent Buzz About Police Records Checks

[NOTE: An updated post on Police Records Checks was published in January 2016] In many service sectors, some form of police record check is now … [Read more...]

Police Records Checks

Some years ago in this column we wrote about volunteer screening and police records checks, shortly on the heels of Sheldon Kennedy’s 1997 disclosure … [Read more...]

Provincial Laws and Screening

Screening in Canada is subject to a complex set of criminal, civil, constitutional and administrative statutes, combined with a substantial body of … [Read more...]

Case Comment: Robinson v. Fraser Wharves Limited (2000), British Columbia Supreme Court

Court decisions are a critical source of information about the proper interpretation of the laws and rules that govern so many of our actions. Our … [Read more...]

Federal Law and Social Policy

There is no single source of law in Canada that governs screening. Criminal, civil, constitutional and administrative statutes are all relevant to … [Read more...]

About Criminal Records

What can you ask, or be asked, about criminal records? Questions about criminal records are increasingly common in volunteer and employment … [Read more...]

Screening – It’s a Fact of Sporting Life

Screening of coaches, whether paid or volunteer, is now an everyday occurrence. In fact, the sport organization that does not implement some form of … [Read more...]