Initiating a Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS)
Students in Early Childhood and Family and Community Social Services MUST apply for a “Vulnerable Sector Screening” in advance of placement. Most checks are valid for one year, although some places may require a valid check within the last six months. Check with your Career & Placement Coordinator for specific timelines.
Failure to apply for this screen will mean that you will not be able to participate in field placement. Students in Justice Studies and Psychology may also need a valid Vulnerable Sector Screen for some placement sites and should consult with Career & Placement Services.
Important Information for Applying
** Make sure to indicate you’re a student when you complete the forms. Fees may vary, depending on where you apply.
If you live in TORONTO, you must come to GH108 and complete the application form. Please come prepared with identification. You'll need to mail the completed form with a certified cheque or money order to:
40 College Street
Please note that Toronto Police will not accept any in person application to the College Street address.
The following regional police departments do NOT require forms of confirmation or consent to be signed by the university. Students can apply directly in these regions:
You must apply in person at any of the police departments listed on the website. Request a Vulnerable Sector Screen (Employment Purposes). Halton DOES NOT require a signed form.
You must apply in person at the Records Search Unit at 7750 Hurontario Street, Brampton, ON. Request an Employment Records Search (Vulnerable Persons). Peel Region DOES NOT require a signed form.
You must apply in person at either of the two police departments listed on the web page. Request a Vulnerable Sector Screen (Employment Purposes). As of June 1st, 2010, York Region DOES NOT require a signed form.
You must apply in person. Request a Vulnerable Sector Screen (Employment Purposes). Durham Region DOES NOT require a signed form. Creating a Professional Reference List.
Vulnerable sector screens outside of Metro Toronto can take anywhere from a few weeks or more to be returned.
If you live in Toronto, the wait time for a returned Vulnerable Sector Screening is upwards of 15 weeks. Please ensure that you apply within the time frame recommended by your Career & Placement Coordinator to prevent any delay in beginning your placement.
Need more help?
Visit us in GH108
416-798-1331 ext. 6288