*NEW* Police Check (VSC) (Port Colborne Minor Hockey)

Print*NEW* Police Check (VSC)

All volunteers applying for any position within PCMHA are required to have a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) aka Police Background Check every three (3) years.

 ** NEW 2024 - 2025 Hockey Season ** 

The centralization of all VSC will be conducted by the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) for all Team Officials and Team Personnel for the 2024 - 2025 Season and is no longer handled by PCMHA.

This is in addition to screening of all On-Ice Officials that has been in place the past number of years. All Minor Hockey Associations will continue to screen Staff and Board members that are not involved in on-ice programming.

Full details can be found here ->  OHF Vulnerable Sector Checks | Ontario Hockey Federation
Full FAQ's -> Centralized Screening Process FAQs.pdf


Q: Is this only for next season? Not the tryouts or exhibition games during tryouts?
A: Effective April 1st, 2024 for the 2024-2025 hockey season.

Q: What is the turnaround time? 
A: 3 business days.

Q: Is this starting from this year on, or does it go back 2021? 
A: For the 2024-2025 season, the OHF will accept copies of a VSC from the 2022-2023 or 2023-2024 season.
    Individuals would be required to get a new VSC if they completed one prior to these seasons.

Q: Does the association or OHF provide a letter for VSC?
 – Here is a link to the letter.

Q: What is the Toronto Police online code?

A: TPS OHF Agency Code is 202309TPSON6BCE7
*NOTE* The Niagara Regional Police (NRP) does not use an agency code and is not applicable to those with Port Colborne Minor Hockey.