Criminal Record Check Results and Reconsiderations

No Offence Found

If no reviewable offence is found during your criminal record check, the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) will advise your organization that you are cleared to work or volunteer.

Offence Found

In most instances, if the criminal record check finds an offence relevant to working with children or vulnerable adults, the CRRP will send a letter to your organization telling them that your file will be adjudicated. Adjudication is a review of your file to determine whether you pose a risk to vulnerable people.

A separate letter will be sent to you explaining the adjudication process. You will also be asked to provide a written submission with more information about the offence(s). If you do not respond, a decision about your application will be made based on the information available to the CRRP.

A CRRP investigator will gather additional information, which may include:

  • Police and court documents
  • Telephone or personal interviews with the applicant, victim(s) or other persons or agencies
  • Written submissions

If you dispute the existence of the offence(s), you will be directed to your local police to be fingerprinted in order to verify that the record check identified the correct person.

The investigator will provide a report that the Deputy Registrar will use to assess whether or not you pose a risk to vulnerable people.

Adjudication Result: No Risk

If the Deputy Registrar determines that you do not pose a risk, you and your organization will be sent a letter authorizing you to work with vulnerable people.

Adjudication Result: Risk

If the Deputy Registrar determines that you pose a risk, you and your organization will be sent a letter.  Your organization must ensure you do not work with vulnerable people. (It is possible a person may be permitted to work with children but not vulnerable adults and vice versa.)

Applicant has Been Previously Adjudicated – and Determined No Risk

If an applicant has been previously found to be “no risk” for working/volunteering with one sector (i.e. children or vulnerable adults) and then submits a criminal record check for working/volunteering with the other sector (i.e. vulnerable adults or children), then a new risk assessment will be conducted for the sector now being requested.


You can request that the Registrar of the CRRP reconsider the Deputy Registrar’s decision, should you be deemed a risk to  vulnerable people.

Your request must be in writing and it must be received by the Registrar no later than 30 days after you received the decision.