Vulnerability Sector Checks

The Nepean Ringette Association takes the safety of its players very seriously. Anyone applicable must have a valid Level 3 - Vulnerability Sector Check (VSC) and/or Enhanced PRC. It can be no older than 3 years from October 31st of the current season.

This applies to:

  • Bench Staff (anyone on a Team Registration Form - TRF)
  • Den moms (Personal in the locker rooms with the players.)
  • On ice helpers over the age of 18 (as of October 31st of the playing season)
  • Board members and volunteers involved in the delivery of developmental programs including camps and clinics (e.g. “Come Try Ringette”) etc…
  • Those in paid positions with the NRA (e.g. Head Technical Coach, Head Goalie Coach, Skating Instructors, etc…)

Those under the age of 18 (as of October 31st of the current season) in any of the above positions do not require a Vulnerability Sector Check.

Beginning in 2020, Nepean Ringette will use the services of Sterling BackCheck ( for screening.

The Nepean Ringette Association will not accept any of the following in lieu of a VSC:

  • Board of Education testimonial
  • Scan, picture or photocopy of a previous VSC or Police Records Check

Who are vulnerable persons?

Vulnerable persons or individuals refers to a class of persons who, because of their age, a disability or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent are in a position of dependence on others or are otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by persons in a position of authority or trust relative to them (e.g. children, disabled or elderly)

How to Apply

The Vulnerability Sector Check can be completed by requesting a Sterling BackCheck by sending an email to


The deadline for submitting a valid VSC is October 31st of the current season.  Those failing to do so, will be asked to step back from their duties until it can be completed.

Ringette Ontario Screening policy can be found here.

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