Facts about the Community Involvement Requirement

  • Forty hours of community involvement is a graduation requirement for all secondary students.
  • Hours can be completed in small amounts each year or all 40 hours at once.
  • Students can begin their community involvement in the summer between Grade 8 and Grade 9.
  • Students will not be paid for performing any community involvement activity.
  • Activities must take place outside of scheduled instructional class time. Students may complete an activity during a spare, lunch or during non-instructional time at school.
  • Activities that are normally requirements towards earning a credit are disallowed.
  • Community involvement during the summer is eligible.
  • The community involvement hours will be recorded on the students’ Ontario Student Transcript when completed.
  • A parent is not required to sign a form if the student is 18 years of age or older although it is desirable.
  • The student must submit the “Completion of Community Involvement Activities” form to the principal or school contact person upon completion of the 40 hours or at appropriate intervals as determined by the school. This information will be stored in the student’s Ontario Student Record (O.S.R.).
  • Record keeping is ultimately the responsibility of the student.
  • Hours can be completed in small amounts each year or all 40 hours at once beginning in the summer immediately following the Grade 8 school year.

Please click here to view the 40 Hours of Community Involvement brochure.

40 hour log sheet – Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School

40 hour log sheet – St. Peter Catholic Secondary School

40 hour log sheet – St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School

40 hour log sheet – St. Mary Catholic Secondary School

40 hour log sheet – St. Stephen Catholic Secondary School

40 hour log sheet – Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School