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Police verification

The Ministère de la Famille requires that all recognized childcare providers and Home Childcare Coordinating Offices ensure that the persons who are in contact with the children in their childcare establishment do not have any impediment that could constitute a moral or physical danger for these children.

What is an impediment?

An impediment refers to one of the following elements: convictions, charges and behaviours that could reasonably pose a threat to the physical or moral safety of the children, or convictions, charges and behaviours related to the abilities and conduct required to operate a childcare establishment.

Québec police forces do this verification for "attestation establishing that no impediment exists".

Who is covered by this verification?

In childcare centres (CPE) and day care centres:


  • the permit applicants;
  • the permit holder;
  • the shareholders;
  • the directors;
  • persons selected to hold a position or a function;
  • permanent or occasional staff members, whether paid or not;
  • temporary staff sent by a childcare staff replacement agency;
  • a person who regularly transports children on behalf of the permit holder;
  • a trainee of full age;
  • volunteers of full age who are regularly in contact with the children.

Parents who occasionally accompany the children on outings or who are occasionally present at the childcare service are not required to undergo verification that no impediment exists.

In Home Childcare Coordinating Offices (CO):


  • the directors of the CO;
  • the staff members to manage the office, to recognize or to monitor, or to provide pedagogical and technical support to the HCPs.

The directors of a CO are not bound to hold an attestation establishing that no impediment exists, if the CO does not also act as a childcare centre (CPE).

In a home childcare service:

  • the person who applies for recognition as a home childcare provider (HCP);
  • the assistant before being hired;
  • the occasional replacement before being hired;
  • all persons of adult age residing on a regular or periodic basis in the residence where the childcare services are provided;
  • a trainee of full age;
  • volunteers of full age who are regularly in contact with the children.

Parents who occasionally accompany the children on outings or who are occasionally present at the childcare service are not required to undergo verification that no impediment exists.

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Last modified date :
April 9, 2020