Risk Management

Risk management allows organizations to identify and assess possible sources of harm, and take steps to decrease or prevent it from occurring. It must include evidence of procedures, processes and documents which show an organization’s commitment to maintaining the safety and wellbeing of all of the game's participants.
While it is not possible to eliminate all the risks involved in playing, coaching, or administering sport, BC Soccer is committed to reducing the risks associated with soccer in the province.
BC Soccer Rule 19 – Criminal Record Checks 

All BC Soccer directors and every volunteer or employee of BC Soccer or an affiliated BC Soccer organization aged 19 years or older must have completed a Criminal Record Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Check on file in accordance with BC Soccer’s Criminal Record Check Policy.

- Criminal Record Check Policy

Youth District, Adult League & Associate Member CRC Compliance Report Template

Affiliated Organization CRC Report Compliance Template

Resources for Members and Affiliated Organizations - Setting up Accounts with Acceptable Providers
BC Soccer accepts the following providers for Criminal Record Checks / Vulnerable Sector Checks:

  • RCMP or Local Police Detachment

This is a manual process, no account is required. Please find a templated letter to provide to your volunteers in the Criminal Record Checks Procedures and Good Practice Guides & Templates Package

  • Ministry of Justice Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP)

Different options to set up an account are available depending on the incorporation status of an organization (non-profit or for-profit), including the possibility of free checks for volunteers. More information is provided in an Online Service Guide for Organizations.

NEW - July 2019 the Criminal Records Review Program announced changes to their program. Information about the recent changes to the Criminal Records Review Program is available here

  • Sterling Backcheck Enhanced Police Information Check (EPIC)

Organizations can set up their online account by visiting MyBackCheck.com. Here, organizations will be provided the opportunity to pay the fee for their volunteers and/or employees who require a Enhanced Police Information Check.

Good Practice Guides & Templates for Criminal Record Checks

- Criminal Record Checks Procedures Good Practice Guide & Templates Package

Risk Management Resources 

- BC Handbook for Action on Child Abuse and Neglect 

- Respect in Sport, online Parent Education Course

- Respect in Sport, online Coach/Leader Education Course