Mandatory Community Involvement
Effective September 1, 1999, every student who begins secondary school in Ontario is required to complete 40 hours of community involvement in order to receive a diploma. The purpose of this requirement is to encourage students to develop an understanding of the various roles they can play in their community and to help them develop a greater sense of civic responsibility and belonging within the community.
Students will not be paid for performing any community involvement activity. These activities must take place outside of scheduled instructional time; they must not be part of a credit course including work experiences related to credits; they must total a minimum of forty hours; and they must be completed by the end of grade twelve.
The community involvement form is to be completed and signed by the student, parent and supervisor of the activity. Once completed, the form is to be handed in to the guidance office.
For any questions about community hours, please feel free to contact our Guidance department at 613-445-2659 ext. 119.
Mandatory Community Involvement Form (pdf format)
Mandatory Community Involvement Manual (pdf format)