Muaythai Canada is committed to a safe sporting environment to protect all participants in Muaythai programming, activities, and events. The new Screening Policy, effective immediately, will require an annual Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) through our new Screening Partner, Sterling Talent Solutions. Those over a certain age will require a Vulnerable Sector Check before getting the E-PIC.
Seconds (Coaches & Corners) and Officials should note the new changes to the Membership Process. To get started, follow our questionnaire below to determine what kind of check you need. FAQs are at the bottom of this page.
VSV vs E-PIC: What type of screening do I need?
I need a Vulnerable Sector Verification – How do I get one?
Local Police often require a letter of support in order to provide you with a Vulnerable Sector Verification, and the letter needed depends on where you live. Please click below to request your letter of support.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does my birthday matter?
How long does it take for my background screening to be reviewed?
The submission of both the E-PIC and Vulnerable Sector Verification is subject to the same data processing guidelines as all other membership information. The completed checks must be submitted at latest 48 hours prior to an event; if a Check is submitted within 2 – 5 business days prior to an event, a rush fee will be required in order to process the information on time. It’s important to note that if there is an item of concern on a VSV or E-PIC it could take Muaythai Canada’s Screening Committee up to 30 days to review.
How does the screening process work?
What is an E-PIC and Sterling Talent Solutions?
Sterling Talent Solutions is Muaythai Canada and Muaythai Ontario’s background Screening Partner, the same organization that is utilized by the Coaching Association of Canada. Sterling allows MTO’s members to easily submit online background checks for a low fee of $25 + tax. An E-PIC is an Enhanced Police Information Check that searches both the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records (CRC), and Local Police Information (LPI) within multiple databanks. For more information about the E-PIC click here.
What is a Vulnerable Sector Verification Check?
Also known as ‘Vulnerable Sector Check’ or ‘Police Vulnerable Sector Check’. A vulnerable sector verification is an enhanced criminal background check often required from people in positions of authority that work with children and vulnerable persons. This includes teachers, medical professionals, or sport organization members. For more information about this check, click here.
Who needs to be screened?
The new Screening Policy is mandatory for all Seconds (Coaches and Corners) and Officials participating at Muaythai Canada events and programs. Those without a valid Check on file will be unable to participate in programs, activities, or events sanctioned by Muaythai Canada.
Muaythai Canada will additionally be requiring E-PIC and Vulnerable Sector Verification from:
- MTC Board members;
- MTC Staff members;
- MTC Volunteers;
- All individuals involved with the delivery of sporting programs including camps, clinics, seminars, etc; and
- Any other person in a role that constitutes a position of trust or authority.
Do I nee to complete background screening every 12 months?
Yes. Background screening is valid for 12 months from the date the check was completed.
Do I need to complete a VSV every 12 months?
No. MTC only requires a Vulnerable Sector Verification done once for those who were born on or before February 28, 1986. Once a Vulnerable Sector Verification is submitted and cleared, it will be valid for 12 months from when it was dated – after which you will only require an annual Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC).