What is it?

A criminal record check is intended for applicants who are involved as a volunteer, employee, or in any situation where a basic Criminal Record Check is requested.

This type of check is NOT for individuals seeking a position with children or within the vulnerable sector.

A Criminal Record Check will include:

  • Criminal convictions.
  • Summary convictions.
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act findings of guilt will be released only on applications to government institutions/organizations.

A Criminal Record Check will not include:

  • Outstanding entries such as charges and warrants.
  • Absolute and conditional discharges.
  • Current judicial orders, including Peace Bonds, Probation and Prohibition orders under the Criminal Code of Canada.
  • Convictions where a pardon/record suspension has been granted.
  • Convictions under provincial statutes.
  • Local police contacts.
  • Ministry of Transportation information.
  • Family Court Restraining Orders.
  • Foreign information.
  • A Vulnerable Sector query.
  • Diversions.
  • Any reference to incidents involving mental health contact.
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act information beyond the applicable disclosure period.
  • Dispositions including, but not limited to, Withdrawn, Dismissed, and cases of Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Mental Disorder.

For more information about the Ontario’s legislation on Record Checks, please see the Police Record Checks Reform Act.