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Community Involvement Hours

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,


As you may know, as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), all students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities prior to graduation. 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.


PPM 124 Ontario Secondary School Diploma requirement: Community Involvement Activities, was amended by the Ministry of Education earlier this year and the Board has created a newly revised Community Involvement Activities Guide which includes updated information, a list of suggested community involvement activities, and a revised tracking form.


The list of activities included in the revised guide has been developed in collaboration with secondary schools, the CDSBEO Indigenous Education Department, the Special Education Advisory Committee, Catholic School Councils, and in consultation with the Ontario School Boards’ Insurance Exchange (OSBIE). The list supports a wide spectrum of student interests, talents, and lived experiences and provides some examples of opportunities in different areas of Eastern Ontario.


The newly amended form accommodates the requirement for principals to approve all activities prior to student participation. All information and a copy of the new guide can be found on the CDSBEO website at: Community Involvement – Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario – CDSBEO


Please contact Mr. Lovett should you have any questions.

Thank you,St. Francis Xavier CHS

Parent/Guardian Webinar
October 19th @ 4:00PM
School Procedure:
Step 1: Student selects an eligible event in which they plan to complete their volunteer hours.
Step 2: Student completes the form and submits it to the guidance office.
Step 3: Mr. Lovett will review all submissions on Fridays.
Step 4: Forms are returned to students on Mondays.
Step 5: Student performs the approved volunteer hours and records them on the Community Involvement Form. 
*Once the 40 hours have been completed, the Community Involvement Hours Form is placed in the student OSR.
*All hours completed before November 1, 2023, will count towards the required 40 hours.

The Musical Ride is planning the RCMP Canadian Sunset Ceremonies


We're looking for all categories of employees, family, friends and youth volunteers June 27, 28, 29 and 30.


Each day, volunteer hours are from 4:30 pm until the evening ends, around 9:30 pm. The show starts at 7 pm every night.


Snacks and drinks will be provided to volunteers. 

Sign up for one, two, three or all four days!


Volunteering is a great way to build relationships and showcase your pride for the RCMP and the great work we do. We’re looking for volunteers for the following:


·                     Regular Members in review order #1 for ceremonial duties and public relations.

·                     Civilian employees (CMs and PSE) and their family members to help the public (e.g., assist the crowd with seating around the show area, helping at the volunteer desk, VIP reception and parking lots).

·                     Adult volunteers who have leadership skills to help as parking lot attendants.

·                     High school students to help as attendance counters, information agents and more.


These hours count towards volunteer hours required for graduation.


The event will take place at the Musical Ride Centre, 1 Sandridge Road, Ottawa.


Please contact: Melanie St‐Denis at [email protected] and include your availability.

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613-446-6022 x2237


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