Every student must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities as one of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
- Students may begin volunteer activities on the first of July after they leave grade 8.
- This requirement is to be completed outside the student’s normal school instructional hours and in a variety of settings.
- Students may not complete the hours through activities that are counted towards a school credit, through paid work, or by assuming duties normally performed by a paid employee.
For more information on the community involvement requirement, eligible community involvement activities please refer to the Community Involvement Manual.
Volunteer opportunities are posted on the Volunteer bulletin board beside the entrance to the Guidance office and on our Guidance Google Classrooms. The K-W Volunteer Centre website is a good resource to find volunteer opportunities for youth in the K-W region.
Students must submit documentation attesting to the completion of each community involvement activity, in the form of the Community Involvement Tracking Record (only once you have completed 40 hours). MyWay is no longer available.