(Wednesday, June 3, 2015) – Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario welcomes today’s introduction of the Police Record Checks Reform Act (PRCRA) by the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the Honourable Yasir Naqvi. Read more: https://ontario.cmha.ca/news/new-legislation-on-mental-health-police-records-welcome/
There will soon be stricter limits on what police record checks can disclose in Ontario.
Congratulations to CMHA Ottawa staffer Christine Gagné for her contribution to efforts in recent months to bring about changes on police record checks, which often limited employment, volunteer and education opportunities for people with lived experience. See below to link to recent articles about the changes:
“New law to impose strict rules on police record checks in Ontario”
Ottawa Citizen, June 3, 2015
“Ontario cracking down on release of information in police record checks”
Metro, June 3, 2015