Graduating Students + Community Involvement hours
For students who are graduating in the 2020-2021 school year, the Minister of Education has reduced the graduation requirement to a minimum of 20 hours of community involvement activities.
Reflection for Community Involvement Activity Hours - Paid Employment
Students may wish to consider virtual volunteering, such as connecting with seniors, organizing virtual fundraising events and facilitating discussions with newcomer youth. Outdoor volunteer opportunities could include, for example, picking up litter.
In addition, the Ministry is providing increased flexibility in how all secondary students can earn hours in 2020-21, as follows:
Schools will waive the restrictions that do not allow students to earn hours during the time allotted for the instructional program on a school day, or duties normally performed in the home (e.g., walking a younger child to and from school, helping younger siblings with school work).
Literacy Graduation Requirement
This requirement is waived for students graduating in the 2020-2021 school years.
Students are required to complete 40 hours of volunteering as part of the requirements for their high school diploma. These hours cannot be completed with a for profit business.
For a completed description of what counts and what does not please consult the following flyer
When you volunteer you should bring a copy of the Volunteer Form so that the organizer can sign off on your hours.