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Non-Profit SHSM

Newman's third SHSM program began in November 2019, with certifications at Cedar Glen YMCA Outdoor Centre in Schomberg. 

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1. Non-profit SHSM has the following five required coursecomponents:

1. A bundle of nine Grade 11 and Grade 12 credits

These credits make up the bundle:

•    four non-profit major credits that provide sector-specific knowledge and skills. The four courses must include at least one Grade 11 and one Grade 12 credit, and may include one cooperative education credit related to the sector. (This cooperative education credit would be additional to the two that are required in the bundle; see below);

•    three other required credits from the Ontario curriculum, in each of which some expectations must be met through a contextualized learning activity (CLA) for the non-profit sector. The three credits include:
o    one in English;1
o    one in mathematics; and
o    one in science or business studies (or a cooperative education credit related to the sector, which would be additional to the two cooperative education credits required in the bundle; see below);

•    two cooperative education credits that provide authentic learning experiences in a workplace setting, enabling students to refine, extend, apply, and practice sector-specific knowledge and skills. 

1. Note that a compulsory English credit is required in Grade 11 and in Grade 12 for graduation with an OSSD. Schools may determine whether the OSP, required for the SHSM bundle of credits, is completed in the Grade 11 or Grade 12 English course.

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2. Sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses/programs

This SHSM sector requires students to complete a specified number of compulsory and elective sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses/programs, as indicated in the following table. NOTE: Where an item in the table is capitalized, it is the proper name of the specific certification or training course/program that is appropriate for the SHSM. Where an item is lowercased, it is the name of an area, type, or category of training for which specific certifications or training courses/programs should be selected by the school or board. The requirements are summarized in the table below.

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3. Experiential learning and career exploration activities

Experiential learning and career exploration opportunities relevant to the sector might include the following:
•    one-on-one observation of a cooperative education student at a placement in the non-profit sector (an example of job twinning)
•    a day-long observation of an employee in the non-profit sector (an example of job shadowing)
•    a one- or two-week work experience with a member of an industry association or a professional in the non-profit sector (an example of work experience)
•    a volunteer experience with a non-profit organization or for a special event in the school or community
•    organization of an awareness or fundraising initiative in the school or community
•    attendance at a conference or a workshop presented by a non-profit organization

4. Reach ahead experiences

Students are provided one or more reach ahead experiences – opportunities to take the next steps along their chosen pathway – as shown in the following examples:
•    Apprenticeship: visiting an approved apprenticeship delivery agent in the sector
•    College: interviewing a college student enrolled in a sector-specific program
•    University: observing a university class in a sector-related program
•    Workplace: interviewing an employee in the sector
5. Essential Skills and work habits and the Ontario Skills Passport (OSP)
Students will develop Essential Skills and work habits required in the sector and document them using the OSP, a component of the SHSM.

Program Pathways: SHSM–Non-Profit

This template shows program requirements for the SHSM–Non-Profit in Grades 11 and 12, along with some of the additional credits needed for an OSSD. It is provided to help guide students in choosing the credits they need to meet the SHSM requirements in the pathway of their choice. Students should always review their pathways plan with their parents/guardians and their teachers to ensure that they have all the credits they need to graduate with an SHSM–Non-profit.
•    Shaded boxes represent required credits in the bundle for the SHSM-Non-profit.
•    (C) represents a compulsory credit for the OSSD.
•    The SHSM bundle of credits must include two cooperative education credits, but may include a maximum of four. The possible options are noted below, and explained fully in Section A1.2 of this guide.

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* A contextualized learning activity (CLA) must be included in the course. (Note that students must take Grade 11 and Grade 12 English to graduate with an OSSD, but schools may choose to offer the CLA in either grade.)
** May be taken the summer before Grade 11