VOLUNTEERING IN THE EODSA
Due to the positions of trust that are inherent in the provision of active, high quality sport activities, volunteers and employees shall be required to undergo a screening process based on the duties assigned by the Club.
Volunteer Screening Handbook 2012
The Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) is committed to providing a sport and work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to participate and work in an environment which promotes equal opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices.
The OSA Board of Directors approved implementation of the policy for competitive coaches prior to the start of the 2003 season and for recreational coaches prior to the start of the 2004 season. This policy was approved by The OSA Membership at the November 2001 Annual Meeting. All Soccer Clubs in the Province of Ontario must comply with these deadlines.
|Who should be Screened (risk assessment)
High Risk Positions (application form w. references, interview by selection committee, references checkout, police records check, evaluation by club)
Coaches and Assistant Coaches for all Competitive, All-star and Select teams (both full-field and mini-field)
Medium Risk Positions (application Form, reference checks optional, police records check)
Low Risk Positions (application form, reference checks optional)
- Team Managers and Trainers for all Competitive, All-star and Select teams (both full-field and mini-field)
- Coaches and Assistant Coaches for Recreational teams U11-U18
- Club Head Coach
- Club Head Referee
- Referee Assignor
- Coaches and Assistant Coaches for Recreational teams U4-U10
- Team Managers and Trainers for all Recreational teams
- Minimal Risk Positions
- Adult Team Officials
- Equipment Managers for all teams
- Positions where the individual does not have, through the responsibilities of the position, have ongoing contact with youth participants or team responsibilities. Examples would include Board members, Webmaster, Statistician, Club Equipment Manager, etc.
The OSA is committed to providing an environment free of harassment on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital and family status or disability. The OSA has established a Harassment Policy and has organized a panel of District Harassment Officers (DHO) across the province. This policy applies to all employees as well as to all directors, officers, volunteers, coaches, referees, administrators, athletes and members or registrants of the OSA. OSA Harassment Policy (OSA Web site, OSA Policies, Section 11.0)