Important update to Community Service Hours

For students graduating in the 2021-22 school year, the community involvement graduation requirement will be reduced to a minimum of 20 hours of community involvement activities.

In addition,  secondary students can earn hours in 2020-21, as follows:

1. Schools may waive the restrictions that do not allow students to earn hours during the time allotted for the instructional program on a school day, or duties normally performed in the home (e.g., walking a younger child to and from school, helping younger siblings with schoolwork).

2. Students aged 14 years and older can count up to a maximum of 10 hours from paid employment towards their earned hours at the discretion of the principal. Students counting paid employment towards their graduation requirement will be required to complete a reflection exercise indicating how their work contributed to the service for others. See reflection exercise

Submit completed Volunteer Hours with our NEW Online Tracker Form

As part of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, all students must complete 40 hours of community service over their 4 years of high school. This can begin in the summer before students begin grade 9. Community service is an opportunity to give back to others in need or support an organization that requires assistance without getting paid to do so.

Students can track their volunteer hours by completing the following online form

Please complete the ONLINE form to submit your volunteer hours.

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