BackCheck and TELUS, a Winning Partnership!BackCheck et TELUS, un partenariat gagnant!

By Catherine Ross, Communications Officer

BackCheck - background service checks for summer camps - Canadian Camping AssociationIn 2012, BackCheck processed a total of 3,072 criminal record checks (CRC) for 128 camps and camping associations across the country.  This volume represents an increase of 485 checks over 2011.  Of the total, 4.5% were deemed “not clear”, which speaks to the gravity of this important step in a camp’s hiring process.

Not only does BackCheck provide a necessary, efficient, paperless, economical service to our camps, BackCheck also contributes $2.00 for every CRC submitted back to CCA/ACC to help us do our work.  In turn CCA/ACC contributes $1.00 back to the provincial camping associations for each check originating in their province.   Everybody gains!

This year, we have even more to celebrate.  Thanks to the efforts of Brian Ward-Hall, the CCA/ACC Account Executive at BackCheck, BackCheck forged a partnership with TELUS. TELUS contributes $5.00 to each provincial camping  association for every BackCheck CRC originating in their province.  The total amount is designated to send children with disabilities or financial need to camp.  TELUS’s generous contribution of $15,360 from 2012 will send hundreds of campers to Canadian camps in 2013.  We are grateful to BackCheck and TELUS for their generous support in 2012 totaling $21,504 in providing the means for many more children to benefit from a great Canadian camp experience.

Giving a child the gift of a camp experience begins with a camp choosing to use the services of BackCheck. Contact Brian Ward-Hall as you begin the 2013 staff hiring process.  You will be well served and a new camper will be smiling!Catherine Ross, agente de communications BackCheck - background service checks for summer camps - Canadian Camping AssociationEn 2012, BackCheck a traité un total de 3 072 vérifications de casier judiciaire pour 128 camps et associations de camps à l’échelle du pays, en augmentation par rapport aux 485 vérifications effectuées en 2011. De ce nombre, 4,5 % des vérifications ont révélé un dossier non vierge, une attestation de l’importance de cette étape dans le processus d’embauche d’un camp. En plus d’offrir aux camps un service nécessaire, efficace, sans papier et économique, BackCheck remet 2 $ à l’ACC pour chaque vérification. L’ACC remet à son tour la moitié de cette somme aux associations provinciales pour chaque demande de vérification soumise dans leur province. Tout le monde est gagnant! Cette année, BackCheck a formé un partenariat avec TELUS sous l’impulsion de Brian Ward-Hall, responsable du compte de l’ACC chez BackCheck. TELUS versera 5 $ aux associations provinciales pour chaque demande de vérification soumise dans leur province. Les fonds serviront à envoyer au camp des enfants handicapés ou défavorisés. La contribution de 15 360 $ versée par TELUS en 2012 permettra à des centaines de campeurs de découvrir le camp en 2013. Collectivement, le généreux soutien de BackCheck et TELUS s’est traduit par une collecte de 21 504 $ en 2012. Choisir les services de BackCheck, c’est offrir aux jeunes dans le besoin le privilège d’aller au camp. Communiquez avec Brian Ward-Hall lorsque vous entamerez vos démarches d’embauche en 2013. Vous serez bien servis et ferez sourire de nouveaux campeurs. Catherine Ross, agente de communications

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About Catherine Ross

Catherine's lifelong love of camping began in 1953 when she accompanied her mother, the new camp cook, to Camp Tanamakoon in Algonquin Park. She remained at Tan until 1978 as a camper and in several staff roles. After five years as a teacher, in 1979, Catherine and her husband George purchased Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da for girls in Parry Sound, Ontario which they owned for 20 years. Catherine has served on the Board of the Ontario Camps Association, and is Past President of the Society of Camp Directors. She is served as Communications Officer on the Board of the CCA, as is a recipient of the CCA's Ron Johnstone Lifetime Achievement Award. She is past editor of Camps Canada, published by the CCA, and the OCAsional News, the newsletter of the OCA. She is the author of four publications. Her articles on camping have appeared in numerous magazines.
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