On May 11, 2011, Manitoba proposed Canada’s first adult abuse registry as well as tough new offences and penalties to better protect adults with intellectual disabilities. The registry would make the names of those who abuse or neglect vulnerable adults under any Act available to employers for screening potential employees or volunteers. Similar registries already exist in the United States.
The registry, which will provide added assurance to vulnerable people and their families, is expected to be operational in spring 2012. The government hopes this registry will deter people who have a history of abuse from applying for jobs with vulnerable people.
There are two ways that an individual would be put on the registry:
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First Reference Human Resources and Compliance Managing Editor