Every student must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities as one of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

  • Students may begin volunteer activities on the first of July after they leave grade 8.
  • This requirement is to be completed outside the student’s normal school instructional hours and in a variety of settings.
  • Students may not complete the hours through activities that are counted towards a school credit, through paid work, or by assuming duties normally performed by a paid employee.
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For the 2022-23 school year, at their principal’s discretion, students can also earn community involvement hours during the school day, and through duties normally performed in the home.

This can include:

  • Helping an elderly relative with an errand
  • Helping a sibling with homework

Additionally, students can count a maximum of 10 hours from paid employment for students aged 14+.