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What types of activities are ineligible?
What types of activities are ineligible?

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.

An ineligible activity is an activity that:

  • involves any work for a for-profit organization;
  • is a requirement of a class or course in which the student is enrolled;
  • takes place during the time allotted for the instructional program on a school day with the exception of an activity that takes place during the student’s lunch breaks or “spare” periods, which is permissible;
  • takes place in a logging or mining environment, if the student is under 16 years of age;
  • takes place in a factory, if the student is under 15 years of age;
  • takes place in a workplace other than a factory, if the student is under 14 years of age and is not accompanied by an adult;
  • would normally be performed for wages by a person in the workplace;
  • involves the operation of a vehicle, power tools, or scaffolding;
  • involves the administration of any type or form of medication or medical procedure to other persons;
  • involves handling of substances classed as “designated substances” under the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • requires the knowledge of a tradesperson whose trade is regulated by the provincial government;
  • involves banking or the handling of securities, or the handling of jewellery, works of art, antiques, or other valuables;
  • consists of duties normally performed in the home or personal
  • involves a court-ordered program;
  • involves any volunteer work for a York Region District School Board trustee; or
  • involves participation in extra-curricular activities at secondary school, or any position for which a student stands for school-wide election.
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