Nancy Brown of Firstbrook, Cassie and Anderson, authorized insurance broker for CCA/ACC who provides coverage for many Canadian camps, stresses the importance of obtaining police checks. She asks camps seeking coverage two important questions: Do you do police checks? Do you do reference checks? Nancy cautions that “if you have told an insurance company you do police and reference checks, make sure you do so or you could void your coverage. If any insurance company has granted you coverage for abuse they have done so on the information you have provided them. Make sure it’s truthful.”
Provincial camping standards also strongly recommend obtaining CRCs when choosing staff members. BackCheck, a corporate sponsor of CCA/ACC can assist in this important step in staffing.
Canadian Camp Directors are enthusiastic about the service BackCheck provides.
An Ontario Camp Director who serves a special needs population writes, “BackCheck was both an affordable and convenient way for us to acquire police reference checks. BackCheck provided the information we requested in a timely manner suitable to the changing environment of camp.” And from a Quebec director: “Our camp has been using BackCheck for a number of years. We are thrilled with their service and professionalism. They make a somewhat tedious process simple. They are always there to answer my questions. I am confident in the results I receive from them. A big plus is how rapid the results come in. Sometimes you need to hire a last minute staff and BackCheck can get their criminal back ground check done in a matter of hours.”
A message from Brian Ward-Hall, Director of Sales, Specialty Markets BackCheck
BackCheck is thankful for the support CCA Member Camps have shown over these past few weeks, and also for your patronage for the past several years. We are pleased to be partners with the CCA and with the Provincial Camping Associations, and value all of your contributions to Canadians.
BackCheck is pleased to continue to offer our CCA endorsed services, specifically our name- based Criminal Record Check service, to CCA Member Camps.
BackCheck continues to provide two ways for our criminal record checks to be conducted (for offences that have not been pardoned). One being our traditional paper-based process and secondly our online process via myBackCheck.com. (Both processes require physical identity verification.)
The benefits BackCheck delivers are the same as they always have been:
– Forgery-proof results – you can be absolutely sure that the applicant has not altered our results in any way.
– 24 hour turnaround time – local police services from one region to the next will vary greatly in their ability to deliver fast results
– Online results – collected in a single place, where you can audit compliance with your screening program
BackCheck looks forward in assisting CCA Member Camps for the 2010 camping season.