Security Clearance 2016-2021


In November 2016, I have requested and received my renewed security clearance valid until 2021. Because my position involves working with children or vulnerable persons, I feel it is important that I can provide this security check if asked to. A vulnerable sector check is an enhanced criminal record check. I renew mine every 5 years as required.

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions by contacting me at

Thank You.

Joseph Robert Pierre Trépanier. 

More information on this Security Check.

People who have jobs where they are in positions of trust or authority over children or vulnerable persons can be asked to obtain a vulnerable sector check. (Being in a position of trust or authority is more than just having contact with children or vulnerable persons. To meet the legal requirements for a vulnerable sector check the nature of the position – not the person – must cause the person to have authority over, or trust of, children or vulnerable persons.)

Children are defined as being anyone under the age of 18. Vulnerable persons are people who, because of their age, disability or other circumstance, are more vulnerable than others

What are vulnerable sector checks?

A vulnerable sector check is an enhanced criminal record check. This type of record check was created in 2000 to protect children and vulnerable persons and is governed by section 6.3(3) of the Criminal Records Act. Policies and procedures related to vulnerable sector checks can be found in the Dissemination of Criminal Record Information policy and the Ministerial Directive Concerning the Release of Criminal Record Information by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.