Community Involvement Activities

Community Involvement Activities

Community Involvement Activities

As stated in Ontario Secondary Schools, Grades 9 to 12: Program and Diploma Requirements,1999, every student who begins secondary school during or after the 1999–2000 school year must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

The purpose of the community involvement requirement is to encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility and of the role they can play and the contributions they can make in supporting and strengthening their communities.

Many community involvement activities are brought to the attention of the Guidance Department and are passed on to students via the morning announcements. Additionally, these requests are posted on the bulletin board outside the guidance office and on both video monitors in the school. It is the student’s responsibility to pursue these options but it is important to be ready and willing to participate.

There are many opportunities within the confines of the school ranging from athletic score-keeping to being a tour guide/usher for Open House or Graduation. Any student looking for ideas should stay in contact with guidance.

Many of our students will be familiar with and be able to assist in such events as Cavalcade of Colours, Dowling Winter Carnival, Rayside-Balfour Minor Hockey Tournaments and the Levack/Onaping Trisport Tournament.

Although it may be challenging to get transportation to Sudbury, the sheer variety of community service opportunities makes the trip well worthwhile. For instance, have you ever been to a symphony? The Sudbury Symphony Orchestra is always looking for ushers and there is the added bonus of being treated to a wonderful concert. The City of Greater Sudbury holds many festivals throughout the year celebrating everything from food to arts and culture. These events always require volunteers in a number of capacities. Get involved! Meet new people! Have fun and experience something different!

For Rainbow District School Board’s eligible and ineligible activities and potential placement opportunities lists, please visit their website.