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Vulnerable Sector Check

The Vulnerable Sector Check is required by the Ministry of Education and your Placement School. This is a mandatory requirement for all individuals working with or observing children.

Montessori Teachers College requires you to obtain a current Vulnerable Sector Check (within the last 2 months) prior to you starting the program.

If you do not have a current Vulnerable Sector Check, follow the next steps below to obtain one:

1. Identify which region you reside in and follow the appropriate instructions on how to obtain your Vulnerable Sector Check.

RESIDING REGION

Toronto Region

(North York, Toronto, Etobicoke, Scarborough – residents with a postal code beginning with “M”)

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO OBTAIN YOUR VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK

Due to COVID19 your only option if you reside in the Toronto Region is to MAIL IN your application. To mail in your application, follow the instructions below.

TO MAIL IN YOUR APPLICATION:

STEP 1: Email Montessori Teachers College at admin@montessoriteacherscollege.com and request the Consent to Disclosure (Vulnerable Sector Screening) Form which should look similar to this: https://www.torontopolice.on.ca/background-checks/docs/consent_to_disclosure_en.pdf

STEP 2: Once we receive your request for the Consent to Disclosure (Vulnerable Sector Screening) Form, Montessori Teachers College will email you a copy immediately. Print the Police Reference Check Program Form on LEGAL size paper and fill in all the required information.

STEP 3: Visit your bank to obtain a certified cheque, money order or bank draft for $65.00 made payable to “Toronto Police Srvice” (personal cheques will not be accepted).

STEP 4: Prepare an Envelope and place the certified cheque/money order or bank draft with the Police Reference Check Program Form (make sure the form is completed accurately, incomplete forms will be returned).

Due to COVID-19 Toronto Police Headquarters are currently closed to the public. All envelopes containing the payment and applications must be MAILED IN to the following address, place the following address on to your envelope:

Records Management Services Unit, Toronto Police Service
40 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 2J3

STEP 5: Mail in your application using Canada Post

We would highly recommend you keep a copy of the Vulnerable Sector Check Form and payment for your records.

York Region

(Residents of York Region, ie. Markham, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Vaughan, Aurora, Georgina, Whitchurch-Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, King)

https://www.yrp.ca/en/services/vulnerable-sector-check.asp

TO APPLY IN PERSON:
Please note that this option allows you to receive your Vulnerable Sector Check immediately.

STEP 1: Call to make an Appointment. Due to COVID19 all applicants must call the Customer Service Unit prior to make an appointment.
1-866-823-3334 ext. 7655

STEP 2: Download and complete the form (sign and date) prior to attending your appointment: https://www.yrp.ca/en/services/resources/yrp149_vulnerable_sector_check5650.doc

STEP 3: Ensure you have two pieces of Government ID. See examples of appropriate Government ID below.

STEP 4: Attend your appointment with your method of payment (Debit or Credit Card) and your two pieces of Government ID. The fee for your Vulnerable Sector Check will be $71. If they require fingerprints to confirm your identity it will be an additional $71.

TO APPLY ONLINE & PICKUP IN PERSON:
Please note that this process may take up to two weeks for you to receive an email to pickup your Vulnerable Sector Check.  

STEP 1: Ensure you have two pieces of Government ID. See examples of appropriate Government ID below.

STEP 2: Apply online. https://event.yrp.ca/OnlineClearance/PVSC_Form.aspx

STEP 3: Pay your fee. Once you hit “submit” you will be redirected to a payment screen. Fee for VSC is $66. If they require fingerprints to be completed to confirm the identity, the fee will be $111.

STEP 4: Pickup your Vulnerable Sector Check at the location you chose when applying once you receive an email confirmation that it is ready. Remember to take the SAME two pieces of ID that you used to apply when you pickup.

Due to COVID19 your only option is apply ONLINE. See Instructions below.

TO APPLY ONLINE:

STEP 1: Create an account to apply for your VSC: https://rec-check.peelpolice.ca/

STEP 2: Check your email to retrieve your Account Creation code (this email will be sent to you right away from support@onlinepolicecheck.ca). Please check your junk mail if you do not see it in your inbox.

STEP 3: Login with your new username and password and click on “New Application” shown at the top of your screen.

STEP 4: Click on Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC). It will confirm that this is the type of Criminal Check that you want. Click on “Choose Vulnerable Sector Check”.

STEP 5: Ensure you have two pieces of Government ID, (one of which must be your SIN card) prior to starting your application. See examples of appropriate Government ID below.

You cannot walk away from your application, once you have everything click Continue to begin your application.

STEP 6: Under Result Notification Type ensure you click the FIRST option (to receive an embossed hard copy of your results delivered by Canada Post). Montessori Teachers College will NOT accept an emailed version/copy of your VSC.

STEP 7: Complete your online application and pay your fee of $35 online. Should they require fingerprints to confirm your identity it will be an additional $27. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, or Debit.

Please note that residents in the City of Calgary CANNOT apply online if you wish to receive a hard copy of the Vulnerable Sector Check. Please note that Montessori Teachers College WILL NOT accept an emailed version/copy of your VSC therefore you MUST visit one of the locations listed on the website in-person to receive a hard copy.

TO APPLY IN PERSON:

STEP 1: Identify which location is closest to you by visiting the Police Information Check Locations online: https://www.calgary.ca/cps/public-services/police-information-checks-locations.html

STEP 2: Ensure you have two pieces of Government ID. See examples of appropriate Government ID below.

STEP 3: Visit the location closest to you and request a hardcopy of VSC.

STEP 4: Pay the applicable fee of $55 and obtain your hardcopy of VSC. Payment can be made by AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, or Interac/Debit. Cash is also accepted at the CPS Westwinds Campus only.

Examples of Government ID in ONTARIO

Photo Identification

(which provides photo, name and date of birth)

     Non-Photo Identification

(which provides both name and date of birth)

  – Drivers License   – Birth Certificate
  – Passport   – Baptismal Certificate
  – Canadian Citizenship Card   – Hunting License
  – Government Employment Card   – Fishing License
  – Military Employment Card   – Outdoors Card
  – Age of Majority Card   – Hospital Card
  – International Student Card   – Immigration Papers
  – Indian Status Card  
  – Permanent Resident Card  
  – Firearms Acquisition Certificate (FAC)  
  – Ontario Photo Card  

 

The identification must confirm your name, date of birth and address, and one piece of government identification must include a photo. Please note that Health Cards will note be accepted for identification purposes.

Examples of Government ID in ALBERTA

Photo Identification

(which provides photo, name and date of birth)

     Non-Photo Identification

(which provides both name and date of birth)

  – Drivers License   – Provincial Health Card
  – Alberta Photo Identification Card   – Birth Certificate
  – Passport   – Marriage Certificate
  – Permanent Resident Card   – Immigration Papers
  – Firearms License   – Citizenship Card
  – Refugee Protection Claimant Document – Certified   – Citizenship Certificate
  – Nexus Card  
  – Secure Certificate of Indian Status Card  
  – Aviation Document Booklet  

 

The identification must confirm your name, date of birth and address, and one piece of government identification must include a photo. Please note that Health Cards will note be accepted for identification purposes.

Scan & send your Vulnerable Sector Check to Montessori Teachers College

On your first visit to your Placement School, take your original Vulnerable Sector Check with you. Your Placement School will review your original Vulnerable Sector Check, take a photocopy, and return the original back to you.

If you have any questions with regards to any of the above, please feel free to call the Registrar at Montessori Teachers College at 416.640.1565 or email at admin@montessoriteacherscollege.com.