"It is my absolute pleasure to recommend myBackCheck.com. Our organization has required Criminal Record Checks of all staff and volunteers for a number of years due to our work with children and the public. It is very important to us that we provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere to all visitors.
In the past, our staff and volunteers would have to go through a lengthy process: arriving at the police station in person, waiting in long line ups, filling out forms, waiting 2 weeks to process the check and then having to go back to the station in person again. This meant that there was often a huge lag in between the time that we interviewed staff and volunteers and gave them an offer to the time when they could actually begin work and many of our volunteers simply lost interest or were intimidated by the process. Short term contracts were impossible. A number of our volunteers are either students, seniors or new comers to Canada and all three of these groups found transportation to the police station and the process itself very challenging.
Imagine being a refugee who comes from a country where the police took the rest of your family away in the night and being asked to go to a police station and give them all your personal information. For some of our staff/volunteers this process was nothing short of horrifying. Staff often would have to accompany volunteers to the station in order to help them with ESL service or to simply get transportation or offer moral support.
With myBackCheck.com everything is quick and easy. We can sit down with any staff or volunteers who need assistance right here at one of our computers or they can do it from the comfort and privacy of their own home. Accepting staff and volunteers that are coming from other provinces is easy now. All you need to do is direct them to your page or send them an invitation. All you need is internet access. We don't have to give anyone complicated directions to go anywhere else that can be intimidating. No one has to go to a police station. No one has to wait in lines or wait 2 weeks for a check. Checks are completed in 24 hours! Even those who have to have a manual ID check are quick and easy. There are lots of options to help any type of volunteer regardless of their situation.
myBackCheck.com is free to use for organizations and it streamlines your screening process. The mybackcheck team works with you to develop a system that meets your organizations individual needs and they are always available to answer questions. Individuals who require a background check for more than one organization have the option of giving permission to share their check with other organizations as well. Reports are all stored online and are easy to access.
I can't tell you how much time and effort myBackCheck.com has saved me and our staff and volunteers. As a manager, using myBackCheck.com has saved valuable time that is now put towards much better use. The mybackcheck support is phenomenal. They answer questions fully and helpfully right away and they help you create the best system that will work for you. At our organization we have a number of exceptions to the rule when it comes to staff and volunteers attempting to obtain appropriate screening and myBackCheck.com has always been able to accommodate our needs."
Manager of Education Services
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21