Mission Soccer Club volunteers (coaches, assistant coaches, managers, team Mom...) are required to have a Criminal Record Check (CRC) done. This is a BC Soccer policy and is not optional. We must have a current CRC on file before the season starts.
To view the BC Soccer's Safe Sport & Risk Management Policies:
As the governing body for soccer in British Columbia, BC Soccer, in conjunction with its members and affiliated clubs, is responsible for providing safe environments for every participant of our game. The purpose of BC Soccer’s Criminal Record Check Policy is to ensure that BC Soccer, its members and affiliated clubs work to uphold the duty of care owed to participants by conducting the appropriate CRCs.
In this policy, unless the context otherwise requires:
“Vulnerable person” shall mean any youth, or an adult who is or may be unable to take care of themselves, or is unable to protect themselves against harm or exploitation by reason of age, illness, trauma or disability, or any other reason.
a) It is the responsibility of a BC Soccer affiliated organization to ensure that it has all required Criminal Record Checks and/or Vulnerable Sector Checks on file and that they are valid.
b) All Criminal Record Checks and/or Vulnerable Sector Checks are valid for 36 months from the date that has been stamped by a BC Soccer approved Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector provider.
c) It is the responsibility of the board (or executive as applicable to private organizations) of a BC Soccer affiliated organization, sanctioned league or tournament to ensure that only those directors, volunteers or employees who have met Criminal Record Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Check requirements participate in their role/activity as determined by the organization.
d) Every BC Soccer affiliated organization must have a Risk Management Officer.
e) If a director, volunteer, or employee of BC Soccer, or an affiliated BC Soccer organization, is charged with or convicted of an offence, that person must report the charge or conviction to the organization(s) with which they volunteer or are employed by within 24 hours. The organization must request within 24 hours that the charged or convicted person obtain a new criminal record check including a vulnerable sector check (if applicable) and determine, within timelines specified by the organization, if that person is suitable to continue carrying out his or her duties.
f) Every Adult League (Full or Associate), Youth District and Associate Member must provide a Criminal Record Check Report in the format provided to BC Soccer annually between January 1st and January 30th.
g) Only Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Checks conducted by the following providers are acceptable:
Criminal Records Review Program (through the Ministry of Justice)
a) All BC Soccer directors, volunteers, employees of BC Soccer or an affiliated BC Soccer organization aged 19 years and older participating on a regular basis in any element of youth soccer, adaptive soccer, or who will be with a vulnerable person must have a valid Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check on file.
b) Occasional Volunteers are not required to complete a Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check so long as they do not have unsupervised access to a youth or otherwise vulnerable person. An adult who has completed a valid CRC/VSC must be present.
a) All BC Soccer directors and employee of BC Soccer or an affiliated BC Soccer organization aged 19 years and older must have a valid Criminal Record Check on file.
b) An adult league coach and/or manager who permits or registers youth aged players to their team must also have a valid Vulnerable Sector Check on file.
a) All referees aged 19 years and older must have a valid Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check on file with BC Soccer.
Mission Soccer Club has moved to an online CRC process. MSC will now be using the Ministry of Justice’s online CRC process for volunteers for ease of use. Volunteers can complete your own criminal record check online free of charge using the website and an access code.
Please go to: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/criminalrecordcheck
Enter the Access Code: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for code
Follow the instructions on the website.
Once your CRC has been completed, a copy will be sent to MSC and will be stored for three years. The Ministry of Justice will contact anyone with a letter and instructions should they need to go a step further by having fingerprints completed. The process only takes a few minutes.
Please note, you will need your BC Services Card app in order to complete the online process. If you do not have the app, you will need to complete the CRC process in person at the local RCMP detachment. Please contact email@example.com for permission to do so.
Questions regarding Criminal Records Checks and Risk Management in general can be directed to Ryan Coureau, MSC Risk Management Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)