Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) (Whitchurch Stouffville Minor Hockey Association)

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The process for the Vulnerable Sector Checks (VSC) has been centralized and will be conducted by the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) for all Team Officials and Team Personnel starting the 2024 - 2025 season. The OHF will process and update your Hockey Canada profile. This is no longer done by the local association
The following individuals who are associated with the OHF, Members, Seniors, Juniors, Minor, and Female (Associations, Teams, Clubs) must adhere to the OHF Screening Policy and submit to the OHF:
  • Team Officials (including and not limited to Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Trainers, Managers and overall Team volunteers)
  • Anyone else who, through their duties on behalf of the OHF, a Member, Senior, Junior, Minor and Female Hockey (Associations, Teams, Clubs) may work with children (included but not limited to on-ice volunteer, skills coaches, third party skills coaches and dressing room supervisors)

Eligibility to Coach

It is imperative for all Team and On-Ice Officials to ensure their Vulnerable Sector Check is complete to be eligible to programs on and off the ice. This includes a valid Vulnerable Sector Check and the OHF Screening Declaration Form. If you live in York Region or Durham Region, applications are processed through your local police service. Before entering the OHF Screening Submission Portal, please ensure you are ready with the necessary documentation.

You will need your:
• Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) Number; AND

• Vulnerable Sector Check (PDF) AND OHF Screening Declaration Form (PDF); OR

• Receipt of Vulnerable Sector Check (PDF) AND OHF Screening Declaration Form(PDF);

Please Note:

1. All documents must be in PDF format to be accepted.
2. For the 2024-25 season, the OHF will be accepting copies of a Vulnerable Sector Check from 2022-23 or 2023-24 AND OHF Screening Declaration Form (PDF). 
OHF website OHF Vulnerable Sector Check
FAQ link

The expected turn around from completed form submission, to your HCR profile being updated is 3 -5 business days. 


WSMHA Volunteer Letter required when applying for a new VSC 2024 -2025 Volunteer Letter

Details for certification reimbursement can be found at Certification Reimbursement


Online Application Link - York Region Police Application Website
York Region Community Resource Center
10720 Yonge St
Richmond Hill, Ontario 


Online Application Link - Durham Regional Police Application Website
605 Rossland Road East
Whitby, Ontario


 Please contact the hockey office for the required form.