How to apply for PVSS (Newmarket Minor Hockey)

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How to Apply For A Police Vulnerable Sector Check

  1. All Executive members, convenors, team officials and on ice volunteers 18 years of age and older (prior to being rostered to a team) with NMHA are required to obtain a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) as per NMHA PVSS (Police Vulnerable Sector Screening) Policy.

  2. For instructions on how to apply for a PVSC letter, application form, customer service hours and YRP locations that provide this service, visit the YRP website @

    Note: Volunteers who do not live in York Region will be required to obtain a PVSC from the jurisdiction in which they live.

  3. Members of the public can now apply online for a Police Vulnerable Sector Check, visit YRP website for link. Two pieces of government issued identification that is not expired of which one piece of identification must have a photograph is required to be submitted.

  4. NOTE: When dealing with York Regional Police you will also need to submit at the same time as your application a letter from the OHF stating your position with NMHA and that you are a non-paid volunteer. A copy of a generic request letter is available on our website for you to download (under the OHF instruction tab of the Police Screening) .  With this association letter you will be charged the volunteer fee for your clearance letter and additional fees if required to submit fingerprints will be waived.

  5. Each applicant is responsible to pay the applicable volunteer fee as set by YRP.

  6. Part of the screening process now involves querying a database of pardoned sexual offences. If one’s date of birth matches the date of birth of a person of the same sex that may have been pardoned of a sexual offence, fingerprints must be submitted to continue the process. If applying online and fingerprints are necessary, the online process will stop and applicant must attend in person to complete the application.

  7. Each applicant will receive a response letter from the Police, either a hard copy or an electronic police check with a QR code.  This needs to be uploaded through the OHF portal.