Every student who begins secondary school must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities as one of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students will enter their completed hours directly into their MyWay account.  It is strongly recommended that students complete Community Involvement hours early in their secondary school career.



Students are encouraged to join Google Classroom – Guidance (password: ngxnjo) to received information on Volunteer Opportunities.


Special Note for Potential Graduating Students in 2021-2022:

For the 2021-2022 school year, the Ministry of Education has revised the 40 hour community involvement graduation requirement so that students will not be adversely impacted by the ongoing challenges related to COVID-19.  Students graduating this year are only required to complete 20 community involvement hours.

As well, the Ministry is providing increased flexibility for secondary students to successfully complete the community involvement requirement. This year, students aged 14 years and older may count up to a maximum of 10 hours from paid employment towards their earned hours at the discretion of the principal. 

Students counting paid employment towards their community involvement hours will be required to complete a reflection exercise in MyWay indicating how their work contributed to the service for others by responding to the following question:

“How did your experience in the workplace help you better understand the role you can play in supporting a strong community?”


The Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers – presented to young volunteers between the ages of 15 and 24 for their actions and dedication to improve the quality of life in their communities and beyond.

The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards – in recognition of continuous years of service to a single community organization.

Visit ontario.ca/honoursandawards for more details and to submit a nomination, or call 1-877-832-8622.