Community Use of Schools

Community Use of Schools

Service Notice:
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Cancellations for the Period of March 14 - May 4, 2020.

Today we received communication from the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce. He confirmed that schools in the province of Ontario will be closed  from April 6, 2020 - May 4, 2020 inclusive.

Thank you for all that you and your family are doing to support our health care workers and our public health officials in ensuring that we flatten the curve by observing physical distancing, avoiding all non-essential travel and staying home! Please ensure that you are checking in on the elderly members in our community through phone calls and other virtual means. We all have to stay connected to support everyone’s physical and mental health and well being.

We encourage you to look out for more information in the coming days. Thank you for your patience and support as we move forward to support the learning and faith formation of our students.

Service Notice:

Cancellations for the Period of March 14 - April 5, 2020.

Attention Permit Holders:

As you are aware, all publicly funded schools in Ontario including all schools in the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board, have been ordered closed by the provincial government from March 14 to April 5, 2020, amidst concerns about COVID-19. The expectation is that schools will reopen on Monday, April 6th.

Please be advised that all permits will be canceled during that time. If you are involved in any activities organized by permit holders, please contact them directly with any questions you may have about programming.

All BGCDSB before-and after-school programs and child care centres will also be closed during that time. 

Please visit the Board website  for status updates on this matter.

If this is an emergency and you need immediate assistance, feel free to contact me at email I will be working from home and monitoring email.

Service Notice:

January 29, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) have given notice that they will be engaging in another one-day strike on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 if a labour agreement has not been reached. 

In the event that a strike does take place, all Community Use permits that take place during the school day on Tues. Feb. 4, 2020 will be cancelled and all BGCDSB schools will be closed to students on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Daycare centres located at BGCDSB schools are open and all evening Community Use events will continue as usual.

For any questions, please contact your school's principal.



To view our 2019 Community Use of Schools package with our updated procedure, please click on the link below. 

2019 Community Use of Schools Package

 This updated package includes:
- Terms and Conditions
- Facility User Group Insurance Program
- Private Music Lesson form
- Schedule of Fees
- Credit Card Payment Instructions

link to CUPE Update on website

The Program

Community Use of Schools is an initiative that supports access to school space outside of school hours for not-for-profit community groups.

It is the intent of the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board to make Board owned facilities and grounds available for Community Use, provided that the normal educational programme and activities of the school are maintained.

Most of our facilities are available for community use weekdays from 4pm to 10pm, and on weekends.

Online Booking System ~ Follow this link to access our Community Use of Schools online data base for facility rentals, or follow the link on the left for more information.  New users can register, and existing users can login to check availability and request permits 24/7!