VSS and Declaration Information
As outlined in the OHF Screening Policy
All Coaching Staff, Trainers, Managers, Board Members, Association Staff and those who help on the ice are required under OMHA, OHF, and Hockey Canada rules, to be screened with a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check (VSS).
*NEW* this 21/22 season:
Your VSS MUST be received by Sept 1. 2021 (for Coaches), Oct 1st (for additional bench staff).
All Bench Staff (Coach, Assistant Coach, Trainer, Manager), Board Member and any other volunteers working with players must RENEW their VSS EACH YEAR
We will no longer accept Declarations. Please print the form below, complete and bring to your local OPP in Bracebridge.
We will not accept a VSS from another business, profession or organization.
This new 21/22 VSS Letter is available from May 2021 - August 2021
Thank you for your understanding.
Any questions please contact our VP/ Privacy Officer at [email protected]
OBTAINING A NEW VSS:
As a volunteer there is no cost to you, or SMMHA, to obtain your VSS but it is your responsibility to have it done and submitted to our VP/ Privacy Officer.
1. Printout and complete the 2021_SMMHA_VSS.pdf
2. Take letter, ID & go to the OPP (Bracebridge OPP Detachment is located at 690 Cedar Lane front desk).
required identification (link)
The Administrative Clerk will go through the process with you, check your ID and let you know approximately how long it will take until your VSS should be complete. They will contact you when it is ready and you will need to go to pick it up.
3. Pick up & submit to VP/Privacy Officer
Once you have your new VSS from the OPP please place it in a sealed envelope with "Attention: VP/ Privacy Officer" written on the front and place it into the SMMHA office mail slot in the office next to the trophy/display case at the Bracebridge Arena, or email [email protected] for arrangements.
PLEASE NOTE: that if your name and birth date are similar to someone who has a conviction, you may be asked to submit finger prints before they can provide the VSS. The Bracebridge OPP Detachment can do this on site.
Any questions please contact our VP/ Privacy Officer