Criminal Record Checks

Anyone coaching children under the age of 19 are required to have a Criminal Record Check (CRC) done every three years, to ensure the safety of our children and youth participating in sports.  All information is handled with complete confidentiality.

This process can now be done online, which makes everything a lot easier! To complete this process, please contact  our Director of Coach Development, Marilyn Atkinson: snscmarilyn@gmail.com. Marilyn will provide you with the website and Access Code to complete your online CRC form.

Criminal Record Checks MUST be completed and submitted prior to the start of the Skill Development Program. 

Please do not be discouraged by the process! These are hoops everyone needs to jump through. Your participation is very much appreciated and valued by Strathcona Nordics!

If you have the same combination of gender and date-of-birth as a sex offender whose record has been suspended you must be fingerprinted to confirm your identity. This is a federal RCMP requirement that applies to all Canadians. Most people who are fingerprinted in a vulnerable sector check do not have a sexual offence record. However, fingerprinting is necessary to eliminate the possibility that an offender has changed their name in order to pass a criminal record check.

In the unlikely event that you do have the same gender and date-of-birth as a record suspended sex offender, you will receive a letter from the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) informing you that your fingerprints are required. The letter will include forms and instructions on what to do, including a visit to your local police agency to have your fingerprints taken. Your prints are then submitted to the RCMP’s Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services to confirm whether or not they match those of a person with a record suspension for a sexual offence.

The Strathcona Nordic Ski Club will cover all the costs for the CRC and subsequent fingerprinting, if required.

Any further questions regarding this process should be directed to our Director of Coach Development, Marilyn Atkinson.