Schools are the heart of the community and a convenient venue for recreational sports, education programs, group and corporate activities. School facilities provide a great place to come together, learn new skills, become physically active and build strong and healthy communities. Community groups are encouraged to utilize our spaces.
Community Use of Schools (CUS) is an initiative of the Ministry of Education that supports access to school space outside of school hours for community groups. Our school facilities are available for community use from mid-September to June, Monday to Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Our schools are not open for community use during Christmas, March and Summer Breaks or Statutory Holidays. Community Use permits for the upcoming school year are not accepted until approximately May of each year (unless otherwise specified). During this peak time, permit applications are reviewed and approved as soon as we can with user groups being advised of their approved school sites and specific dates for each permit. Once the permit is approved, an email copy will be sent to the individual making the request.
Occasionally some elementary school sports fields are permitted for public use between May 15 – August 31 annually. Secondary school sports fields are not available for permits. Field permits do not include access to indoor school space just the outdoor sports field. If you are interested in applying for a permit please submit the Permit Application Form.
Some schools can be used to host Summer Camp programs and applications are reviewed on a case by cases bases due to site availability pending Board programs and renovation projects. If you are interested in applying for a permit, please submit the Permit Application Form.
Rates Categories & Fees
Please review the Permit Fee schedule to understand the rental rates and fees. Those applying to the rate categories of Registered Non-Profit Youth and Senior Groups or Registered Non-Profit Non-Catholic Worship Groups are required to provide proof of their charitable or non-profit status. Documents providing proof of Non-profit and or charitable status can be uploaded to your eBase permit account. These can be uploaded to the files section under your profile.
All users of Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) facility permits must have liability insurance coverage for the activities to be held on DPCDSB facilities. Applicants are to submit their permit requests without proof of insurance. Once your permit request has been reviewed and is deemed to be approved, you will be asked by the Permits Department to provide a Certificate of Insurance within a specified time frame. If you do not have an insurance provider, then you may wish to purchase insurance through our User Group Insurance Program provider GameDay Insurance. Additional details and rates can be provided upon request. Please review the Facility User Group Insurance FAQ document to better understand the Insurance program.
Apply to Rent a Facility
You can rent a school facility using the online application system. If you are a new user you will need to create a new account or, if you are an existing user, you can simply login using your previously created account. Please review the Frequently Asked Question document and the Permit Terms and Conditions to understand the roles and responsibilities of the Permit holder and permitted activities. If you are unable to find the type of facility you are looking for through the online system please submit a Permit Application Form and the Permits Department will follow-up with you on the request.
Click on this link to go to the eBase Online Rental Booking System.
Permit Application Form with Rules & Regulations
Permit Terms and Conditions
Frequently Asked Questions
Facility User Group Insurance FAQ
2023-2024 Permit Fee Schedule
Your questions and comments are very important to us. If you wish to contact us by telephone or email:
Supervisor, Rentals & Central Stores & Acting Permit Officer – Laura Iaboni
905-890-0708 ext. 23251
Permit Clerk – North Schools- Carolina Tatangelo
905-890-0708 ext. 23253
Permit Clerk - South Schools - TBD
Community Outreach Assistant - Elizabeth Solomon
905-890-0708 ext. 23176