Students who began high school on Sept 1999 or afterwards must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community service activities as part of the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The purpose of the student community service requirement is to foster an awareness and understanding of social and civic responsibility and to grow in Christian calling to service and reflection.
Students can begin to accumulate volunteer hours during the summer break before they enter Grade 9.
For opportunities please follow us on twitter @MPSJGuidance, like us on facebook MPSJ Student Services or visit the noticeboard in Guidance. You may also find resources, information and volunteer opportunities on the TCDSB website found below
Once the student completes all or a significant part of the 40 hours, the completed Tracking form (available in Guidance) should be returned to the Guidance secretary.
Grade 12 students should pay particular attention to this requirement. Conferral of the OSSD diploma is contingent on completion of the 18 mandatory subjects, total of 30 credits and the 40 hours of community service.
Students who are in their graduating year are strongly encouraged to finish their hours by May 1st, 2015, to ensure that this information is available to both the University and College Application Centres. Any hours completed after the end of June are too late to be sent to the application centres and conditional acceptances could be revoked.
Conferral of the OSSD diploma is contingent on completion of the 18 mandatory subjects, total of 30 credits, passing the Literacy Test, and the 40 hours of community service.