The John Howard Society of Ontario and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association are offering On the Record workshops that aim to provide helpful information, tailored to two audiences:
- Those who help or work with people who may be impacted by police records (i.e. direct social service providers, legal/court professionals, government etc.) and,
- Those who use police record checks in hiring or volunteer screening – HR professionals, Volunteer Organizations/Coordinators and Employers.
The workshop, delivered by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the John Howard Society of Ontario, will provide:
- An overview the overlapping legal and policy frameworks governing police record checks in Ontario, including the different types police records, police databases and police record checks available in the province.
- A summary of research results that give insight into how police records, and in particular non-conviction records, are impacting individuals in a wide range of non-criminal processes.
Employers and HR professionals will also receive information regarding:
- Best practices around the use of police record checks in hiring.
- How to know when to request a police record check, and how to determine what level of check is necessary, and how to understand a positive police record check; and,
- Tips for ensuring that human resource policies and practices are compliant with privacy rights and human rights.
This series was established through a grant from the Law Foundation of Ontario. If you would like to request a session please email Jacqueline Tasca at firstname.lastname@example.org.