New Ontario legislation on police record checks

Ontario’s Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, introduced the Police Record Checks Reform Act (PRCRA) in the provincial legislature this week. The new legislation outlines what can be disclosed by police officers on police records and legislates procedures on requesting, conducting and disclosing police record check information. The practice of […]

New PRCC Site Launched

The PRCC would like to welcome you to our new website. This website is similar to the old one in that it provides information about police records; what they are, the different types of police record checks in Ontario, as well as how a police record can impact cross-border travel. It has important answers to […]

Commissioners and political parties speak out on police records

Since the release of reports from the Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario (IPC), the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the John Howard Society Ontario (JHSO) on police record checks, others have come forward to share their stories and take up the cause of ending the disclosure of non-conviction records on police background […]

New reports on police record checks unveiled

During the 2014 Victoria Day weekend, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the John Howard Society of Ontario (JHSO) jointly released 2 reports on police record checks. The CCLA report “False promises, hidden costs: the case for reframing employment and volunteer police record check practices in Canada” looks at private and not-for-profit employers and […]