Community Hours

Community Involvement Hours/Activities

Students must complete 40 community involvement hours as one of the requirements for their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). The aim is to encourage students to become actively involved in making positive contributions to their community. Students may begin accumulating their 40 hours during the summer before they enter Grade 9.

  • Community Involvement Requirements for 20/21 and 21/22 have been changed by the Ministry of Education for graduating students. Graduating students will only require 20 hours.

  • To submit completed hours students are to complete our DFH Community Involvement Hours form from their HDSB account.

  • Students can now count up to a maximum of 10 hours from paid employment towards their community involvement hours. Students who are counting paid employment towards their graduation requirement must submit these hours using the DFH Community Involvement Hours Form - PAID EMPLOYMENT from their hdsb account

  • For full details please visit the HDSB community involvement hours info page.

  • For community involvement opportunities please visit Volunteer Halton.