Criminal Records Check

Criminal Record Checks

·   The WVFHC values the safety of its players and volunteers above all else. We want to ensure that we uphold the highest standards in providing a safe secure environment for our children to play field hockey.   

All individuals over 19 years old who work, volunteer or have direct contact with children aged 19 or under must submit a criminal records check (CRC) to the club.  This includes:

- team managers
- coaches
- assistant coaches
- junior coaches if older than 19 years

To volunteer with Spring League 2018, WVFHC needs to receive your CRC by 17 April 2018. If you are unable to provide a completed CRC or confirm that it is in process by this date, you will be unable to volunteer.

  • The CRC will be valid for a period of 5 years.
  • The club will accept a CRC completed for other purposes if it is dated within the past 5 years. We need to receive a copy of the CRC.
If you submitted a CRC to the club from June 2013 onwards, you are not required to do so this year.

How do I get a CRC?
There are 2 options for completing a CRC - online through the Criminal Records Review Program or in-person at your local police or RCMP station.

 1.  Criminal Records Review Program: 

The Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) is a free on-line program operated by the Ministry of Justice. To submit an online request through the CRRP you must:

- have a minimum Canadian credit history of at least 6 months

- have been residing in Canada for 2 years or longer

- be able to correctly answer a set of security questions unique to their personal credit history

- have a current Canadian address

Go to You will require an access code from WVFHC which is Z4GV99ZP6V

Complete the online application and submit the form. The results will be emailed to the WVFHC Risk Manager within about 10 days of application

In some cases, you may be unable to complete the electronic identity verification and the CRC cannot be completed online.  In this case, a screen will appear listing all the information you entered and prompting you to print off the page and submit your application manually.  Please bring this form to the WVFHC Risk Manager to have your ID checked manually prior to submitting to the CRRP.

Individuals can also request to share their results between one or more organizations registered with the Criminal Records Review Program. Please visit and select this option.

 2  Police or RCMP CRC: 

You can apply to the West Vancouver Police Department or the North Vancouver RCMP for a CRC in-person. This process can take 4 weeks or longer and may require fingerprint identification so please start the process as soon as possible.  

  • You can only apply for a CRC from the district where you reside.  If you reside in West Vancouver, you must obtain your CRC from West Vancouver Police Department. If you reside in North Vancouver, you must obtain your CRC from the RCMP.  Currently there is no charge for volunteers in North Vancouver and a $22 fee in West Vancouver. This fee is not covered by WVFHC.

  • You will need a letter from WVFHC stating you are a volunteer, proof of your address and 2 pieces of government-issued IDs, one with a picture. Click here to access the volunteer letter.

  • The CRC results should be mailed to the WVFHC Risk Manager at PO Box 92018, West Vancouver V7V 4X4 or emailed to


All information from the CRC is treated confidentially. 

For more information about the WVFHC's CRC policy and procedure, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact