OHF PVSC SCREENING POLICY FOR THE 2024-25 SEASON, News (Markham Waxers)

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OHF PVSC SCREENING POLICY FOR THE 2024-25 SEASON
The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) is centralizing the processing of Police Vulnerable Sector Checks (PVSC) through the OHF Screening Policy for all team officials and team personnel. This is in addition to screening of all on-ice officials that has been in place the past number of years. All minor hockey associations will continue to screen staff and board members that are not involved in on-ice programming.

The following individuals who are associated with the OHF, members, hockey leagues, hockey clubs and/or associations must adhere to the OHF Screening Policy and submit to the Ontario Hockey Federation:

  • Team officials (including but not limited to head coaches, assistant coaches, trainers, managers and at large team officials);
  • On-ice officials; and
  • Anyone else who, through their duties on behalf of the OHF, a Member, a hockey Club or Association, may work with children (included but not limited to on-ice volunteer, skills coaches, third party skills coaches and dressing room supervisors).

This process ensures that all screening is being done and reduces the number of screening where individuals are changing Associations or participating in multiple Associations. It adds to the safety of game to ensure players are not around vulnerable individuals.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE OHF VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECKS

If you have any questions, please contact: [email protected]

Eligibility to Be On the Ice

It is imperative for all team officials to ensure their Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) is complete to be eligible to programs on and off the ice. This includes a valid Police Vulnerable Sector Check and the OHF Screening Declaration Form.

Before entering the OHF Screening Submission Portal, please ensure you are ready with the necessary documentation. You will need your:

Please Note:

  1. All documents must be in PDF format to be accepted.
  2. For the 2024-25 season, the OHF will be accepting copies of a Vulnerable Sector Check from 2022-23 or 2023-24 AND OHF Screening Declaration Form (PDF).
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