CKSS Student Services: Community Involvement

All Community Involvement Hours must be physically submitted
directly to Student Services...
and make sure you put your name on your form.
No name... no hours!

Track Your Hours!

In order to make sure that you earn the required 40 Community Involvement hours needed for graduation, you should be keeping track of the hours you submit.

Before you submit your hours in person to Student Services, you should take a picture/scan the document and upload the image to your portfolio in myBlueprint. That way you have a complete record of all your hours, including those that you have earned beyond the required amount.

Click HERE for more information on myBlueprint portfolios.


Every student in Ontario must perform 40 hours of Community Involvement in order to graduate from High School. It's hoped that this experience will guide students toward a lifetime of volunteering in the effort to create strong and caring communities.  Community Service means you should be giving of yourself for the betterment of our community: Milton, Ontario, Canada, and beyond.

It is important to understand that students are not "earning volunteer hours", but are performing Community Service. In other words, not all volunteering is Community Service (e.g. volunteering in a doctor's office, or at a private dance studio). These sorts of activities will not qualify for the the 40 hours as they are businesses, and, as such, the owner of the business and the person volunteering benefit, but not the community.


Change to Community Involvement Hour Graduation Requirement for 23/24

Please note that as of September 1, 2023, the following covid accommodations for Community Involvement Hours are no longer in effect:

> Counting up to 10 hours of paid work

> Unlimited hours for duties performed in the home

More information can be found in PPM 124.


At certain times of the year, myBlueprint uploads are delayed and your Community Involvement hours will NOT BE AS UP-TO-DATE as what we have recorded for you. Please be patient. IF you have a concern about your totals hours, please carefully review the total hours posted on your report cards, which will confirm what we have on file.

Community Involvement Hours!

Community Involvement Hours (Updated May 2021)

Read the information below BEFORE beginning any Community Involvement Activity:

Activities that ARE ELIGIBLE are:

Please note that as of September 1, 2023, the following Covid accommodations for Community Involvement Hours are no longer in effect (only hours dated PRIOR to Sept. 1st will be counted based on the criteria below):

Activities that are NOT ELIGIBLE are:

*Note: Hours submitted will be rounded to the nearest 1/4 hour (e.g. 27 hours and 10 minutes will count for 27 hours).

For Volunteer Opportunities
please visit:

Virtual Volunteering Opportunities

What to Submit:

For Community Involvement Hours completed outside of the school:


For Community Service Hours completed in school at CKSS, under the supervision of a staff member, please have them fill out the CKSS Community Service Hours form (available only to school staff on the STAFF RESOURCES page of the website), sign it, and then submit it to Student Services.

Click HERE to view the complete HDSB guidelines.