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Community Planning & Partnerships

The Ministry of Education introduced the Community
People PMeeting Planning and Partnerships Guideline (CPP), March 2015
, in order to encourage school boards to reach out to community organizations to share planning information on a regular basis, particularly as it relates to the use of space in schools. This includes sharing information about potential space in existing schools, future school sites, and in new builds.

In June 2016, the first annual meetings for the 2015-16 school year, were hosted by the UCDSB in order to provide updates on school space for our potential partners and to identify which schools meet the criteria to be considered as facilities collaboration opportunities per UCDSB Policy 4002.

The 2017-18 UCDSB Community Planning and Partnership (CPP) Annual Meetings are scheduled to be held at the following locations:

UCDSB Area East:

UCDSB Area West:

June 6, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

June 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

TR Leger Site,
1500 Cumberland Street,
Cornwall, ON
(formerly General Vanier School)

North Grenville Municipal Centre,
285 County Rd # 44,
Kemptville, ON

These meetings are intended to continue the conversation between the school district and municipalities to identify potential partnership/leasing opportunities, given our facility inventory. This sharing of information helps us to clarify, with the assistance of an ongoing application process, whether surplus school space can be leased in open and operating schools on a cost recoverable basis and in alignment with school and Board educational objectives and operations.

Why:

Across the province, school boards have entered into successful collaborative facility arrangements with municipalities and community organizations. The Ministry of Education is encouraging school boards to build on this success using facility collaboration that supports student achievement. These annual meetings will help our Board to make informed decisions concerning the use of surplus space in our community schools and to widen communication channels.

Do you want to learn more about UCDSB schools in your area?

Click here to access links to UCDSB School Profiles to help you learn more about our community schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does a facility collaboration mean that organizations can use board facilities at no cost?

Facility partnerships operate through Policy 4002 on a cost-recovery basis. Facility partners at a minimum will pay the full cost of operating their space, unless otherwise decided upon by the Board. The fees charged to partners should cover the operations and capital cost, including administrative costs and property taxes (if applicable), to the Board for the space occupied by the partner. Additional costs to perform minor renovations to protect student safety, provide appropriate washrooms, and otherwise make the space suitable for use by facility partners will be at the expense of the partner.

2. How can our community organization let the UCDSB know that we are interested in facility collaboration?

Interested partners are invited to fill out an UCDSB online application that will ask about the reason for the organization's interest in partnering, the nature of the service, and how much space the organization requires. The forms will be reviewed and decisions will be communicated to your organization.

3. What do the UCDSB Policy 4002 and the Community Planning & Partnership annual meetings have to do with our community group that uses our local school regularly?

If you already have space booked in a school, and a custodian is available to cover this evening and/or weekend use, this policy will not affect your regular scheduled bookings. Permits can continue to be booked through the community use of schools online booking system and Community Use of Schools Policy 435, remains applicable.

 

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