Approved by: City Council
Date Approved: June 9, 1999
Source: Parks and Recreation
Date Revised: May 14, 2004
Category: Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Police reference checks ( PRCs) are conducted on all successful new candidates for specific part-time positions of employment in the Parks and Recreation Division where the primary duty requires direct contact with children and/or vulnerable adults. A Police Reference check is the final condition used to assist in determining suitability for employment and must be satisfied before a final offer of employment is made. Police Reference Checks are conducted by Toronto Police Services (TPS).
Child – any person who is under the age of 18 years
Vulnerable Adult – A person who, because of their physical or mental disability or because the person is otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by persons in a position of authority or trust relative to them, is in a relationship of dependency where the person has ceded power to the other and is hence, literally, "at the mercy" of the other.
Part-time Recreation Worker positions where the primary duty requires direct contact with children and/or vulnerable adults. Refer to the district-specific part-time position list to determine which positions require a PRC. PRCs are done only on new hires which is defined as: