Community Use of Schools
School Activities Take Priority
School day activities, extra-curricular activities and parent involvement activities organized or administered by the school or school board have priority use of school space during and after regular school hours.
Schools as Hubs of Communities
Schools are the hubs of their communities and offer an effective use of taxpayers' investment in providing citizens with a place to come together, volunteer, build skills, access community programs, become physically active and build strong and healthy communities.
Support for a Positive Climate for Youth
The Community Use of Schools program supports and promotes healthy, active lifestyles for community youth.
Fair and Equal Access
Schools are welcoming and inclusive and offer parent groups, community organizations and other citizens fair access to use of school space at affordable rates for community purposes in non-school hours.
Respect for Roles and Responsibilities
Community Use of Schools program stakeholder partners respect each other's roles, responsibilities and obligations to the community and education system.
Not-For-Profit organizations to be charged affordable rates
District School Boards, where feasible, should ensure that after-hours user fees for school facilities in their district are affordable for Not-For-Profit community users.
Not-for-profit groups shall be defined to include: