Community Planning and Partnerships
8th Annual Community Planning and Partnership (CPP) Meeting
On behalf of the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) and the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB), you are invited to join us for the 8th Annual Community Planning and Partnership (CPP) Meeting.
The CDSBEO and UCDSB have made the decision to host the Annual Community Planning and Partnership session once again on TEAMS and will reevaluate an in-person option next year.
2022-2023 Virtual CPP Session Details:
Date: Thursday, June 1, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Register at this link for the 2022-23 Annual CPP Meeting
- Registration will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday May 23, 2023
- Registrants will receive a link by email to access the meeting prior to June 1st.
Information to be shared at the session includes the following:
- Overview of school board policies re: facility collaboration and the application processes
- List of potential eligible schools that meet surplus space criteria for CDSBEO and UCDSB
- School Board enrolment and utilization updates
- Community use statistics
- Update on construction projects
We look forward to hearing from you as a valued community partner.
On October 20, 2015 the Board of Trustees approved a new Community Planning and Partnership policy to reflect amendments to the Ministry of Education guideline on facility partnerships issued in March 2015. The main purpose of the guideline is to encourage school boards to work with community partners to share facilities for the benefit of the boards, students and the community, and to optimize the use of public assets owned by school boards. The operation of these facility partnerships will occur during school hours.
Community consultation on Community Partnerships will be held on an annual basis or before the announcement of a Pupil Accommodation Review. This consultation will be an opportunity for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario to exchange information with interested facility partners regarding available spaces and/or potential co-build projects and community needs. A list of potential partnership sites will also be available for discussion at the consultation meeting.
Interested facility partners can fill out a Partnership Project Application Form and submit it electronically for consideration to Stephanie.Keyes@cdsbeo.on.ca.
To view our policy and procedures for the Community Planning and Partnership initiative, please visit the documents posted under Links.
The community partnership is expected to:
- Be consistent with the vision, mission, and values of the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario
- Protect the health and safety of students and staff
- Be consistent with the Board’s student achievement strategy
- Be appropriate for the school/board setting
- Provide services for children, their families, and the broader community
- Add value to the educational experience of students
- Not interfere with school/board operations and activities
- Not be a competing educational interest to the Board
- Exist on a cost-recovery basis to the Board, at minimum
The community partner must:
- Provide financial statements showing financial viability of their organization
- Agree to operate in accordance with Board policies, procedures and protocols
- Be willing to enter into a lease, license, or joint-use/partnership agreement
- Agree that all staff working within the school complete a criminal background check
Preference will be given to partnerships that support student achievement and well-being.
- Board Policy – Community Planning and Partnerships
- Procedure – Community Planning and Partnerships
- Community Planning and Partnerships Guideline – March 2015
- Community Hubs in Ontario: A strategic framework and action plan
- Community Use of Schools
For more information please contact:
Ashley Hutchinson, Superintendent of Business & Treasurer
613.258.7757 or 1.800.443.4562
Email Stephanie Keyes