Police Reference Checks and the Ontario Human Rights Code

Police Reference Checks and the Ontario Human Rights Code – 4 Lessons

Volunteer Toronto’s popular course on Police Reference Checks and the Ontario Human Rights Code is now online! Experience all 4 online modules and complete all scenarios, activities and quizzes to receive a Certificate of Completion. 

Course length: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

Lesson 1 – What is the Ontario Human Rights Code?

Learn about the history and application of the Ontario Human Rights Code and how it applies to you and your organization.

Lesson 2 – Protected Code Grounds

Learn about the 17 protected/prohibited code grounds of the Ontario Human Rights Code. They include race and related grounds, sexual orientation, gender identity, record of offences and more.

Lesson 3 – Discrimination, Bona Fide Requirement & Accommodation

Learn about what discrimination means when engaging volunteers, especially as it relates to police reference checks and bona fide requirements. Also learn about accommodating current and future volunteers.

Lesson 4 – Police Reference Checks & Assessing Risks

Are you ready to request police reference checks from candidates? Learn about the strict requirements that need to be in place in order to request PRCs and understand the risks associated with volunteer engagement.

Final Quiz

Test your knowledge! After finishing all 4 lessons, take our quiz to prove you know your stuff.