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As part of the diploma requirements, students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities during their secondary school years. More….


The following describes how Christian Community Service offered in our Catholic schools meets the provincial mandate requiring every student to complete 40 hours of Community Service in order to be granted the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. More….

Eligible Activities are volunteer activities that may be counted towards 40 community involvement
hours that must be accumulated by students as a graduation requirement. Eligible activities are
those activities that provide services to improve the community or well-being of its members and
may be performed for not-for-profit organizations. If an activity does not fall within the categories
approved by the Board, and is not on the list of ineligible activities students must obtain written
approval from the principal before beginning the activity.


Ineligible activities may not be included in community involvement hours by students as outlined by both the Ministry of Education and the York Region District School Board.


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community serviceThe John Howard Society of York Region will assist in finding volunteer placements in York Region to complete court ordered community service hours.  Please search for John Howard Society or Court Ordered Community Service Hours (CSO) in the Keyword Search.
Volunteer get involvedWith busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community.  More….