Ministry Background Checks
At Trails Church, we strive to ensure our employed and volunteer workers offer the safest possible environments that parents can have full confidence to which they send their kids. For this reason, we have implemented a multitude of staff/volunteer safety procedures and prerequisites.
Trails Church abides by all local legal requirements pertaining to child care operations and implements personnel screening and background check initiatives for those working closely with our vulnerable sector.
Please Note: Police Criminal Records Checks (PCRC) are not sufficient for the purposes of working with minors. It must be a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC). This record check includes the Child Abuse Registry Check (CARC) so there is no need to submit one separately. All records checks must either be produced by the Winnipeg Police Service (for Winnipeg residents) or the RCMP/Police department in your RM (for residents outside Winnipeg).
If you have an existing PVSC produced within the last 3 years, you may submit a copy of it in lieu of obtaining a new one. Record checks older than 3yrs are deemed "expired" for our use and will not be accepted. A fresh PVSC will be required for submission in this case.
Required background check documentation
Background Check Consent Form
Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)
Please closely follow each step below:
To start, we need your written consent to collect this information. Click on the following link to download our consent form and fill it out: Download Consent Form
Obtaining records checks:
Winnipeg Residents: if you currently reside in Winnipeg, visit the online Winnipeg Police record check application portal here to submit your PVSC application: Winnipeg PVSC Application
Non Winnipeg residents: if you currently reside outside of Winnipeg, please call your local Police department for their specified instructions on how to obtain a PVSC from them. If your local Police department is an RCMP office, they may require a letter from Trails Church referencing your name. If so, please respond to this email, request your letter and we will be sure to produce one for you.
Once you have received the results of your PVSC, please submit online both the Background Check Consent Form as well as the PVSC document here: Background Check Document Upload Form
Lastly, If you have had to pay for your record check out of pocket, please submit your receipts from your record check with the following form for a full refund here: Record Check Refund Form
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact our administration.
Trails Church Safety Committee