Screening in Canada is subject to a complex set of criminal, civil, constitutional and administrative statutes, combined with a substantial body of common law. Taken together, these laws form a regulatory regime that applies to those organizations and individuals, both paid and volunteer, who work with children, youth and other vulnerable persons. This document provides an update on provincial legislation as it pertains to screening. In most areas, Canadian provinces are similar in how their laws address the issue of screening to protect vulnerable person from harm. For example, all provinces have statutes dealing with incorporation of businesses and societies, occupiers liability, changing names, child welfare, human rights and protection of privacy. This resource summarizes provincial laws as they apply to screening.
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