Volunteer Screening (Sudbury Minor Baseball Association)

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All head coaches, assistant coaches, trainers, managers and board members are required to complete the following:

  1. A Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) must be completed before you begin coaching. For the 2024 season, the SMBA will accept a VSC that was done in on or after September 2021. VSCs must be renewed every three years. The SMBA reserves the right to request an updated VSC from a volunteer at any time.

  2. A Volunteer Screening Disclosure must be completed annually (click on this link to complete: SMBA Volunteer Disclosure Form).


"A vulnerable sector check is a police information check plus a check to see if a person has a record suspension (pardon) for sexual offences. People who volunteer or have jobs where they are in positions of trust or authority over children or vulnerable persons can be asked to obtain a vulnerable sector check."

"To meet the legal requirements for a vulnerable sector check, the nature of the position – not the person – must cause the person to have authority over, or trust of, children or vulnerable persons. Children are defined as being anyone under the age of 18. The decision to request a vulnerable sector check is made by the hiring company or volunteer organization. If they determine that a position is one of trust or authority over children or vulnerable persons, they can request that an applicant for the position obtain a vulnerable sector check. The person or organization responsible for children or vulnerable persons also decides how often a vulnerable sector check must be repeated."

Source: Types of criminal background checks | Royal Canadian Mounted Police (rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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