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Mandatory Community Involvement

Effective September 1, 1999, and starting again on September 6, 2022, every student who begins secondary school in Ontario is required to complete 40 hours of community involvement in order to receive a diploma. Students can begin collecting their hours in the summer following Grade 8 graduation.

The purpose of this requirement is to encourage students to understand the various roles they can play in their community and to help develop a greater sense of civic responsibility and belonging within the community.


  • Students can not be paid for the event.
  • These activities must take place outside of class time (i.e. lunch hour, before/after school and weekends).
  • It must not be part of a credit course including work experiences related to credits (i.e. co-op, job shadowing, work experience).
  • All 40 hours must be completed by the end of Grade 12. 

Please pick up the Mandatory Community Involvement Guide in Student Services and print the Community Involvement Form to track completed hours. Student Services will make announcements and keep a binder for viewing of opportunities that come to us from the community. There is also have a bulletin board around the corner from the main office to check out!

If you have any additional questions regarding mandatory community involvement, please come to Student Services.

Some Volunteer Opportunities you might like to check out include the following;

*Almonte General Hospital & Fairview Manor Junior Volunteer Program
*Local Fairs
*Local Festivals
*Local Libraries
*Local Youth Groups
*Local Pet Rescues
*school sports and student council events

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