Community Use of Schools

Community Use of Schools rentals for the 2022-2023 school year are finished as of May 31, 2023.  Fields and Ball Diamond requests can still be submitted for the spring and summer.

The submission time for Summer 2023 rentals for indoor spaces is now finished and we are no longer accepting rental requests for this summer.

Permit requests for the 2023-2024 School year

Community Use rentals will begin as of Monday, September 18, 2023

We will be accepting permit requests for the 2023-2024 school year as follows:

Monday, July 10, 2023:

Historic Rental Clients who had permits for indoor spaces for the 2022-2023 school year can submit permit requests for the 2023-2024 school year.  Historic Clients must submit their permit requests no later than Friday, September 2, 2023. 

Fall Permit Requests for Sports Field and Ball Diamonds will also be accepted as of July 9, 2023.

September 5, 2023:

New Clients looking to rent space during the 2023-2024 school year can submit permits.

Community Use of Schools will work as quickly as possible to review permits but please keep in mind that not all permits will start right on September 18. 

For more information about Community Use of Schools, please look at the corresponding pages on this website.

Schools are hubs of the community and a convenient venue for a host of recreational and group activities. School facilities provide a place to come together, volunteer, access community programs, become physically active and build strong and healthy communities.

In partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Parent & Community Engagement Office of the Inclusive Education Branch, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board makes school space more affordable and accessible in support of healthy, active lifestyles and helping to build vital communities that offer the residents within the District a higher quality of life.

If your association, business or, not-for-profit organization is looking for affordable, flexible meeting options or recreational space, we have plenty of choices. Available from 6pm – 10pm on weeknights and 8am - 6pm on Saturday and Sunday throughout the school year, our schools offer classrooms, gymnasiums, auditoriums, cafeterias, meeting spaces, sports fields and ball diamonds that are ideal for small and medium gatherings as well as recreational activities. Rates are reasonable and parking is free.

To ensure fair and equitable access to District facilities, community groups seeking the use of school facilities must obtain a permit. Returning clients are given first priority to the space they permitted in the previous year. Upon completion of school and returning client requests, space may be available to community groups on a first come, first serve basis. This is dependent upon facility availability, custodial staff and/or other District approved personnel. Applicable fees will apply according to the approved user fee schedule.

**  On October 17, 2018 Cannabis was legalized in Canada.  The OCDSB wishes to advise all CUS permit holders that recreational cannabis possession and/or use is not, and will not be permitted on any OCDSB property.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

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