YMCA employment services will tell you to NEVER submit any references and or police checks to a job prior to interview. So why everyone is saying differently is beyond me and why if their employment services team says one thing, why do they do differently? (YMCAs Cambridge & K-W).
You are actually punished by the Ys of Cambridge & K-W, if you provide any professional reference prior/in the interview...their hiring managers/supervisors have no idea what a "reference" actually is in the 21st century (they themselves don't give references to employees so why would they expect other employers to?)
You should of included a message saying that you do have these pieces of documentation and then later on you will be expected to show them.
Answered - Child and Youth Program Leader (Former Employee) - Windsor, ON
It helps to have the refrences written out on the application form. Give 3 or 4 refrences
Answered - After school Supervisor (Current Employee) - Winnipeg, MB
Without those they dont consider you
Answered - Facility Operator (Current Employee) - Edmonton, AB
If they want you they will contact you to get all checks and references.
Answered - Child Care leader (Former Employee) - Prince George, BC
They are extremely desorganized. Also only qualified applicants are contacted.
Answered - GF Specialist (Former Employee) - Toronto, ON