Policies and Procedures

The Parish Volunteer Screening Committee supports the Pastor with the administration and the appropriate screening of volunteers at each parish location. 

  • The policies outlined below outline the risk management and best practice guidelines the 10-safe steps to screening volunteers at the Archdiocese of Toronto.
  • Documents used in the screening process are accessible to Parish Screening Committees as these are internal documents 
  • i.e. interview forms, reference checking forms, police check form and the online link

 Click to view Screening Manual:

 Strengthening the Caring Community Policy & Procedures Manual


10-Safe Steps in Screening

Step 1-Determining Risk Levels .pdf

Step 2- Ministry Position Descriptions.pdf

Step 3 -Recruitment Procedures.pdf

Step 3- Recruitment Information.pdf

Step 4-Volunteer Information Form Procedures.pdf

Step 5- Interview Procedures.pdf

Step 5- Interview Helps.pdf

Step 5- Listening Tips.pdf

Step 6- Reference Check Procedures.pdf

Step 7- Enhanced Police Information Check

Step 8-Orientation and Training Procedures.pdf

Step 9-Supervision and Evaluation Procedures.pdf

Step 10-Participant Follow-Up Report 


For questions regarding the screening policies of the Archdiocese of Toronto, please contact the Advisor, Volunteer Screening at 416-934-3400 ext. 517, or email volunteerscreening@archtoronto.org.