For the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school year, the Ministry of Education has revised the 40-hour community involvement graduation requirement so that students will not be adversely impacted by the ongoing challenges related to COVID-19.
For students graduating in the 2020-21 or 2021-22 school year, the community involvement graduation requirement will be reduced to a minimum of 20 hours of community involvement activities. This recognizes that graduating students have had barriers to earning their community involvement hours last school year and there may be continued barriers this school year.
In addition, the Ministry of Education is providing increased flexibility in how all secondary students can earn hours in 2020-21 and 2021-22, at the Principal’s discretion schools may allow students:
to earn hours during the time allotted for the instructional program on a school day;
to earn hours through duties normally performed in the home; and
to count up to a maximum of 10 hours from paid employment towards their earned hours (age 14 years and older). Students counting paid employment towards their graduation requirement will be required to complete a reflection exercise indicating how their work contributed to the service for others (sample reflection form, your school may have a specific form to complete).