Screening Policy (Oshawa Girls Hockey Association)

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Volunteer Screening Policy


The OGHA Screening Guideline are in accordance to the guidelines as per the OWHA Screening Policy

A Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) is required for EVERY adult, 18 years of age and over, who assists with a team and will have direct contact with the girls.




Year 1: A Vulnerable Sector Check (original copy), not dating any older than 6 months, must be submitted to the Team Manager or Coach in a sealed envelope addressed to: PRIVACY OFFICER. 

Upon Receipt, the Privacy Officer will record that the VSS has been received and reviewed, and will mail it back to the individual.  The OGHA will not maintain these documents.

Year 2 and 3: Criminal Offence Declaration and Screening Policy must be completed.

Refer to the OWHA Screening Policy, pages 6 and 7, for a list of disqualifying convictions.

ONCE completed, you must submit the original copy to the Team Manager/Coach and address to PRIVACY OFFICER.

Year 4: Start again @ Year 1


If you have submitted a VSS to the OGHA in the past season(s), please note if;

VSC Dated 2020: new VSC required

VSC Dated 2021: noted as Year 3, and a Declaration is required

VSC Dated 2022:  noted as Year 2, and a Declaration is required

How to Obtain a VSS

Ø  Print the OGHA Volunteer Letter, which will need to be uploaded to the Police website.  This will reduce the cost of the VSS significantly

Ø  Apply online ONLY to Durham Regional Police

*You must apply to the region in which you reside, therefore if you live outside of Durham Region, visit your regional website to view how to obtain.

Third party checks are NOT accepted