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Please note that ISN now only provides a Criminal Record Check. Vulnerable Sector Screenings (VSS) will need to be completed at your local police station.

OHF Screening Policy

Returning volunteers may obtain a Criminal Record Check every three years.

New volunteers must be obtain a Vulnerable Sector Screen from their local Police Department. 

Verify with your local Minor Hockey Association if you are unsure which process to follow.

Please see below for a message from ISN regarding what a volunteer can expect when they initiate a background check.




After you have clicked on the background check button you will choose your association from a drop-down menu and be brought securely into the background screening portal, Investigative Solutions e-Check (“ISeC”)


While the process is fairly straightforward, we have included some basic information and instructions to walk you through the step-by-step process.

  • It is important to note that your data is encrypted at all times - while at rest, in transit and in backups.

  • The process outlined below limits personal information captured and stored to only that which is necessary.

  • Your data and results will only be accessible to the ISN team and authorized users at each association/organization.

  • All data and processing is kept within Canada.

  • ISeC is only compatible with Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

    • Internet Explorer is not compatible.


Enhanced Criminal Record Check (turnaround same day, approx. 3 hours)

  • A search of (adult) convictions held within the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records; AND

  • A search at the local level for additional conviction and selected non-conviction information including, but not limited to:

·       Charges

·       Warrants

·       Peace Bonds

·       Prohibition Orders

·       Release Conditions

·       Probation Orders

·       Summary Convictions

·       Recent Convictions not yet registered in the National Repository



Some basic instructions to walk you through the step-by-step background check process are as follows:


  1. Initiate a background check on the NOHA website

  2. Input Basic Information (name, email address, telephone number)

  3. Input Personal Details (DOB, address…etc.)

  4. Complete Self Declaration (if applicable)

  5. Review & Sign Waiver (Consent)

  6. Make Payment

  7. Complete Electronic Identity Verification (eIV) – Knowledge Based Authentication via Equifax (does not impact your credit score)

  8. Should eIV fail, an authorized user will request two (2) pieces of ID from you and conduct a Manual Identity Verification (mIV) on your behalf.

  9. Once Identity Verification is complete are police partners will begin processing your check.

  10. Upon completion of the background check the results will be sent to you and the authorized user.


Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact ISN directly at .

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