Screening is an ongoing process designed to identify any person – whether paid or unpaid, staff or volunteer – who might harm children, youth or other vulnerable persons or who may cause harm to the organization.
The organization must perform a community service in Alberta;
The organization must be a registered nonprofit organization under the Alberta Societies Act , the Alberta Business Corporations Act , Part 9 of the Alberta Companies Act , or a Special Act of the Alberta Legislature; and
The services provided by the organization involves volunteers in eligible circumstances .
Jesse wishes to volunteer as a “Big Brother” with Big Brothers Big Sisters. In this capacity, Jesse would be spending time with a child who is under 18 years of age . Jesse would also be in a position of authority or trust relative to the child.
Jesse therefore would be volunteering in eligible circumstances. Big Brothers Big Sisters can use its VOAN to obtain a PIC for Jesse free of charge.
Q: I am the Executive Director of a provincial organization. Can I apply for a VOAN on behalf of each local subsidiary of my organization?
A : No. A VOAN is a unique identifier that is to be used by each local organization and cannot be distributed by a provincial level organization to its local chapters. Local sections of a provincial or national organization must each apply on their own behalf.