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2016 Policy Summit

2016 Policy Summit

Screening Volunteers – has the “vulnerable person” definition made organizations vulnerable?

Jointly hosted by the Federation of Volunteer Centres of Quebec and Volunteer Canada
Sponsored by Deloitte Canada

Date:  Thursday, September 15, 2016
Location: Centre St. Pierre, 1212, rue Panet, Montréal, QC, H2L 2Y7


***This event will be held in French with bilingual reference material available.***

Join leaders from volunteer centres, non-profit organizations, as well as those interested in community engagement in business, governments, and education for a summit on screening volunteers. The summit will begin with an update on the current context on screening volunteers including standards of practice and the specific social-political context among the provinces and territories.  This will serve as a springboard for table discussions with your colleagues about the social, ethical, and practical implications of screening policies and practices.  Participants are encouraged to review the summaries from previous dialogues on screening (2014) (2015) as well as to review the 2012 Edition of the Screening Handbook

Please also join us for Volunteer Canada's 39th Annual General Meeting, just before the Policy Summit. 
For information about the AGM, please contact Anne Hamelin or 1-800-670-0401 ext. 280.


  • 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
  • 10:00 a.m. Setting the Context
    • What is Screening?
    • What are the practices among the provinces and Territories in Canada?
    • What is happening in Quebec
  • 10:45 a.m. Table Discussion
    • How does your organization currently carry out screening?
    • What is working well and what are the challenges?               
  • 11:30 a.m. Report back from Tables
  • 12:00 Noon Lunch is serve
  • 12:30 p.m. Panel Presentation – Reponses from Various Departments (Government of Quebec/RCMP)
  • 1:15 Models from other Provinces/Territories
  • 1:45 Table Discussions
    • What would you like developed in your province/territory?
    • What support would you like from FCABQ and/or Volunteer Canada?
  • 2:30 p.m. Report back from Tables
  • 3:15 p.m. Plenary & Next Steps
    • Wrap-up