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Community Use of Schools

Imagine a school with an after-school youth drop-in centre, and community college courses for adults in the evenings. On weekends, it’s a place where community groups hold theatre performances, and Saturday afternoon basketball games. You’ve just imagined the contemporary school, and it’s being created across the province.


COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOLS is a Ministry of Education initiative which supports access to schools outside regular school hours, specifically for non-profit organizations.  
The Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board endorses and encourages the concept of comm unity use of schools.  Please refer to Board Policy 3E:13 , Authorization for Use of School Facilities , for a complete list of rules governing the use of school facilities and rate categories.


In addition to accepting the terms & conditions detailed in Board Policy 3E:13, Authorization for Use of School Facilities, all users must also acknowledge review and understanding of Board Policy 3D:17 , Concussion Management – A Protocol for Schools, and the guidelines which are listed as Appendices A-G .

Booking a space is easy.  Please click the link below for more information and to access our online booking software.

At this time there will be no community use of schools.  HPCDSB will monitor the COVID-19 situation, and in consultation with the HPPH, may reopen the schools for community use when it is safe to do so.

How to Book a Facility

The Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board offers 19 facilities for use through an online booking system.  Renting a school is easy and can be done in a few simple steps:
  1. Create an Account – To book any facility within the Huron-Perth CDSB, an account must be created in our online database by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.  Account applications will be reviewed and approved by the Community Use of School Coordinator at the Board Office. Users must agree to the terms and conditions as set out in Board Policy 3E:13​​, Authorization for Use of School Facilities and Board Policy 3D:17​, Concussion Management; have a valid e-mail account that can send and receive account information; and provide a valid Certificate of Insurance with a minimum of $2 million liability coverage naming Huron-Perth CDSB as an additional insured.  Groups that cannot provide a Certificate of Insurance must purchase coverage through the HPCDBS Blanket Insurance based on the rating schedule provided by the Ontario School Board Insurance Exchange.   
  2. Apply to Rent a Facility – Rent a school facility using our easy online application system.  New users will need to create an account or if you are an existing user, you can ​simply login using your previously created account.  Follow the application wizard through the “Create a Permit” process.
  3. Approval – Once an application has been approved, a permit will be electronically issued.  You will need to check the approved dates listed on the permit as some may have been removed due to conflicts, which will appear in red on the booking listings.
For more information, please contact Valerie Basler at the Catholic Education Centre by calling 519-345-2440 ext. 8056.