Community Involvement Program
As stated in Ontario Secondary Schools, Grades 9 to 12: Program and Diploma Requirements, every student must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).The purpose of the community involvement requirement is to encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility and of the role they can play and the contributions they can make in supporting and strengthening their communities.
To assist students, parents and sponsors with this requirement, the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario has prepared a guide, available on this page under Resource Downloads.
NOTE: Effective July 1, 2011, students are able to start accumulating community involvement hours in the summer before they enter grade 9.
Record of Community Involvement
Each student needs to maintain a record of their community involvement and record details on the Completion of Community Involvement Activities form. For more information, and a copy of the form, please download a copy of the Community Involvement Activities Information Package.