Students are required to complete 40 hours of community involvement activities as a component of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. These activities may be completed at any time during their secondary school years.
The community involvement requirement is designed to encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility. Community service is to be completed outside of students' normal instructional hours and may begin as soon as they complete Grade 8. Students will maintain and provide a record of their community service activities using the Community Involvement Student Passport. This document is the responsibility of the student. The dates and times of student participation must be confirmed by the organizations or supervising persons. Contact your school for the process of distribution and collection.
Community Involvement Student Passport
Community Involvement Parent Resource Manual
Volunteer MBC (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon) provides a number of services and programs to individuals who are interested in volunteering, to community service organizations who are looking for volunteers to help out, as well as to the volunteer engagement sector. For more information, visit the Volunteer MBC website or follow them on Twitter @VolMBCYouth