Become a volunteer
There are many ways to contribute to your child’s education and school community. Volunteering is a great way to stay connected. We value the contribution of all our volunteers and appreciate their time spent supporting our students, staff and Catholic education.
A Vulnerable Sector Police Check AND Completion of an Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities ACT (A.O.D.A.) training module are requirements of the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board for all volunteers.
Vulnerable Sector Police Check (Criminal Background Check)
A form obtained at the school is taken to your local police station and a search, based on the information provided, is performed by police. Volunteers must have a Vulnerable Sector Police Check every three years. In years when the check is not required, the volunteer must sign the prescribed Offence Declaration.
All volunteers (parents, guardians, grandparents, etc.) require a Vulnerable Sector Police Check. If you do not have one at the time of the event (e.g. class trip), you will not be permitted to participate.
Such events/activities include, but are not limited to:
- class trips, field trips, excursions
- classroom volunteers and volunteer drivers
- various reading or other unsupervised curriculum program assistance
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (A.O.D.A.) Training
All volunteers are required to complete an online A.O.D.A. training module. Once a volunteer completes the online training, a certificate acknowledging completion can either be printed and taken to the school, or can be emailed to the school. If you volunteer at more than one location, a photocopy of the certificate may be used.
What you will learn:
- The purpose of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
- Which disabilities are covered by the Act.
- How to interact and communicate with people who have disabilities.
- Which assistive devices and service animals are used by people with disabilities.
- How to use equipment and assistive devices available on our School Board's premises.
- What to do if a person with a particular type of disability is having difficulty accessing
- the Board's services.
- Policies, practices and procedures required by the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service, Ontario Regulation 429/07.