Sault Ste Marie Chamber Of Commerce

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On the Record Province-wide FREE Public Education Series on Police Records Checks in Ontario

Starts: 2017-06-21 Ends: 2017-06-21

On the Record Province-wide FREE Public Education Series on Police Records Checks in Ontario
Who should join: HR professionals/those involved with hiring, employers, volunteer managers/coordinators; Those who help or work with people who may be impacted by police records (i.e. direct social service providers, legal/court professionals, government etc.)
Police record checks are being required by an increasing number of Ontario organizations for the purposes of screening individuals for employment and volunteering. These organizations report facing increasing industry pressures to screen for and minimize potential risk and liability. At the same time, organizations are obliged to ensure that their hiring policies and practices comply with relevant human rights, privacy and employment legislation. Where should police record checks fit into hiring/volunteer screening processes, and how much should they factor?
Through this engaging and interactive workshop, On the Record attendees will be provided with an overview of the best practices around the use of police record checks in hiring. Topics covered in the 2.5 hour workshop will include:
  • What type of information is disclosed at various levels of record checks;
  • A summary of research results that give insight into how police records, and non-conviction records, are impacting individuals in a wide range of non-criminal processes
  • The predictive value of police record checks as screening tools, and the impacts of police records;
  • How to know when to request a police record check, and how to determine what level of check is necessary;
  • Tips for ensuring that human resource policies and practices are compliant with privacy rights and human rights; and
  • New legislation affecting police record check disclosure.

*Please make sure to register by June 19th via the instructions on the attached event poster if you plan to attend*

Presented by:

The John Howard Society