Students entering grade 8 can get involved in the democratic political process – acting as a scrutineer, dropping flyers, door knocking & campaigning.
What is Community Involvement? Since September 1, 1999, one of the requirements for all students in Ontario is to complete 40 hours of community involvement in order to receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
The purpose of this requirement is to encourage students to develop an understanding of the various roles they can play in serving their community and to help them develop a greater sense of belonging within the community including:
reinforcing civic responsibility
strengthening the community
developing new skills, enhancing confidence, and building esteem
offers networking for future employment
provides an experience for students to include in their portfolios
When must it be completed?
any time during the secondary school program, beginning in the summer before they enter grade 9, and prior to graduation.
outside class hours, for example:during lunch breaks / in the evening / on weekends / during school breaks / during the summer months