Community Use of Schools

Update - March 14, 2022

Please read the following carefully:

  • Permits at elementary schoolsare schedule to resume starting March 21, 2022 provided custodial coverage is in place.  
  • Permits at secondary schools have resumed providing custodial coverage is in place.

Access will be granted to all permit types. Rental spaces (gyms, auditoriums) will be available to one group per evening, Monday through Friday, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm to allow for proper cleaning. Weekend permits are not available at this time.

Vaccination mandates have be lifted for all community use of school facilities in alignment with public health guidance and direction. Permit holders, however, may choose to continue to require proof of vaccination, following their own process and guidelines.

As of March 21, 2022, masking will no longer be mandatory in Grand Erie schools, however, permit holders may choose to continue to require masks, following their own process and guidelines. We also encourage anyone with underlying health issues to continue to wear a mask wherever possible.

The Board reserves the right to postpone the start date or cancel permits, should an outbreak occur on-site, in the event that public health conditions change or if operational requirements dictate.

Thank you for your continued understanding in this matter.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Community Use of Schools Rentals department by email at: or by phone, 519-756-6301 ext. 281295.

Schools provide a safe and supportive learning environment for students, they are also welcoming and inclusive places for community members to come together, volunteer, build skills, access community programs, and become physically active during non-school hours.

The Grand Erie District School Board believes in supporting it’s communities by making the school board facilities available to the public and supports the Community Use of Schools Program that fosters partnerships and community relationships.

If you are interested in renting school space the How to Rent a Facility page of this website is an excellent starting point.

Please review the Community Use of School Handbook and Policy for additional information.

We’re here to help:

Casey Crowdis

Community Use of Schools Permit Clerk
How to book a permit, follow up on a permit, cancelling a permit
519-756-6301 ext. 281295

Gabrielle Gregoire

Community Use of Schools Coordinator
Policy Administration, Community Partnerships and Municipal Affiliates
519-756-6301 ext. 281305

After Hours Emergency Contacts

Facility Access and Emergencies:
519-756-6306, press 3 for building related emergency
519-750-8033 if the above noted number is not working