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General Information
2022-2023 Updates

In 2022-23, the required number of hours for community involvement activities for all students is 40 hours. At the principal’s discretion, the following activities will be deemed eligible for all secondary students for their community involvement activities in the 2022-23 school year:


  • Activities that take place during the time allotted for the instructional program on a school day (e.g., walking a younger neighbour or sibling to and from school, helping younger siblings with their homework)
  • Activities that include up to 10 hours of paid work, with the requirement to complete a reflection exercise indicating how their work contributed to service for others (e.g., grocery work during the pandemic)
  • Activities that consist of duties normally performed in the home (e.g., students could help an elderly relative with errands, provide after-school care for a sibling)​

General Information:

As part of the diploma requirements, students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities during their secondary school years. Accumulation of community involvement hours may begin the summer after grade 8. 

The purpose of the community involvement requirement is to encourage students to develop an understanding of civic responsibility and the role they can play in supporting and strengthening their communities. Community involvement increases student awareness of community needs and how they can make a positive difference. Helping others enhances self-image of students and fosters a greater sense of belonging. Parents/guardians can help by encouraging students to volunteer and develop lasting ties within their communities.​
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