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May 28

Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources & Partner!

Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources and partner to promote an easier way to screen volunteers and employees.

Online background check service provides fast, accurate and secure information about volunteers and employees.

For Immediate Release:

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Vancouver, British Columbia – Promoting a safe and secure environment for every child and vulnerable person is important to the Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources (CAVR) and their member organizations. CAVR is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with to bring a fast, easy, and effective online solution to verify identity of and conduct background checks on volunteers and employees involved with CAVR member organizations.

According to Debbie Kennedy, President Elect of CAVR and Manager of Volunteers at Ridge Meadows Hospital: “Criminal Record Checking is an important component of a thorough and effective screening program. delivers a simple, consistent process that saves time for volunteers and administrators of volunteers. Anyone with an internet connection can create a account and order their own criminal record check. Volunteer Administrators receive a free infrastructure to manage this process and audit compliance with their organization’s criminal record checking policy. It truly is a win-win for volunteers and volunteer administrators.”

BackCheck President and CEO Dave Dinesen adds: “We are proud to support the CAVR and its membership. is the product of years of listening to volunteer-driven organizations talk about their needs with respect to managing criminal record checks, and minimizing the burden of time and cost placed on their highly valued volunteers and administrators.”

Prospective volunteers provide consent and verify their identity completely online at Administrators and Managers of Volunteers receive results directly regarding their candidates within 24 hours. Individuals also receive their own information, in an account similar to online banking, so that they can share their results with multiple organizations where they may volunteer.

Special Olympics Manitoba is a member of CAVR, and an organizational member of Kelly Quigley, Director of Volunteer Services for Special Olympics Manitoba says: “Our volunteers have enthusiastically embraced as an easy, time-saving way to get their criminal record check processed. As an organization, we appreciate how easy it is to simply send someone an electronic invitation, and then get results back within 24 hours. It really does work well, and the feedback from volunteers has been incredibly positive.”

About the Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources (CAVR) was originally founded to support administrators of volunteer resources working into the health care field. In 1996, CAVR expanded to encompass all organizations who manage volunteers and volunteer programs, becoming the national, professional association of all administrators of volunteer resources in Canada. Providing national leadership for its member organizations, CAVR collaborates with provincial, national and international organizations to promote professional development in the administration and management of volunteer resources. For more information, visit

About Powered by BackCheck, Canada’s largest background screening company, is a free web-based platform that provides an infrastructure for sporting organizations and other members of the not-for-profit sector to manage the important steps of ID verification and criminal record checking as part of volunteer and employee screening. With a account, individuals can “order, store, and share” their own background check information with sports groups, service organizations, churches, and other organization they choose – all with the click of a button. For more information, visit