CKSS Student Services: Community Involvement

All Community Involvement Hours must be physically submitted
directly to Student Services

New for 2022-2023 School Year

We will no longer be tracking student's hours past the required 40 Community Involvement hours needed for graduation. 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.

The Ministry of Education is continuing to allow students to count a
maximum of 10 hours from paid employment for students aged 14 years and older towards the required Community Involvement hours.

Students (in ANY GRADE) may submit up to ten (10) hours of PAID EMPLOYMENT, as well as a written reflection to be considered towards their hours.

Please CLICK HERE to submit those hours for approval.


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:

  • Work for a non-profit organization

  • Tutoring or mentoring

  • Coaching

  • Work for clubs, religious groups, arts & cultural associations, or political organizations that seek to make a positive & ethical contribution in the community

The ministry of Education is also permitting (for a limited time)

  • Up to 10 hours of paid employment may be used, accompanied by the completion of a reflection

  • Unlimited hours may be used completing duties in the home (chores, child care etc)

Activities that are NOT ELIGIBLE are:

  • work completed during your regular class time

  • work that is required as part of one of your classes

  • work that would normally be performed by someone who is paid (in other words, you cannot volunteer to help a person or business in order to help them earn or save money)

  • work that provides direct financial gain to the student, or the student's immediate family

*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:

  • Either a letter on letterhead, or an printed email directly from the supervisor that includes the number of hours completed, what the service involved, the supervisor's contact information, and the date the hours were completed. Please submit the above directly to Student Services.


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.

  • Hours should be physically dropped off to Guidance Secretary in Student Services.

  • If you have any questions, please contact your guidance counsellor or Mr. Hume ( in Student Services.