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Community Planning and Partnerships

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The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) supports the use of our schools and facilities as Community Hubs.  Partnering with community organizations and service providers can enhance student learning and well-being, and can also introduce students to more opportunities which support their development as engaged citizens.  When organizations in the community, who may not otherwise be connected to the OCDSB, use our facilities, it forges more meaningful ties for us to our neighbourhoods.
New!  2017 Community Planning and Partnerships Public Meeting
On April 27, 2017 the Conseil des ecoles catholiques du Centre-Est, on behalf of the OCDSB and all four local area school boards, will host a Community Planning and Facility Partnerships Public Meeting.  This meeting takes place on on annual basis and is designed to encourage greater coordination and mutual sharing of information related to the facility needs of community partners and area school boards.
Find below a copy of the invitation to the meeting, the advertisement published in the Ottawa Citizen and Le Droit, and a compilation of OCDSB facility information.
In March of 2015 the Ministry of Education released a set of provincial guidelines which encourage school boards to reach out to potential community partners in an effort to optimize the use of public assets.
To formalize and embed the role of schools as community hubs and to update our existing practices, the District adopted a policy which will provide direction for the future.
This policy was approved by the Board in November 2015 after the completion of a public consultation process.
For information related to the above, please contact Karyn Ostafichuk, Manager of Planning, at (613) 596-8211 x8634.