The Ontario government has announced that it is eliminating the cost of police record checks for volunteers of all ages as of April 1, 2022. This includes Criminal Record Checks and Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Checks, which are commonly required by organizations that work with volunteers.

Amendments to the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 will remove the fee for up to five copies of these two types of police record checks.

The Guelph Enabling Garden is supportive of this change. Volunteers contribute to strong and vibrant communities, and the elimination of fees makes it easier for those who want to give back to our communities.

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