Sudbury Catholic District School Board

Community Use of Schools

Building Healthy Communities One School at a Time!

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board Community Use of Schools program (including sports events both indoor and outdoor, leadership groups, community events etc.) is temporarily suspended.  The status of this program will be reviewed in early November and any updates on status will be posted here.

Engaging communities, encouraging healthy living and removing financial barriers to access are the cornerstones of what the Community Use of Schools Program (CUS) is built on.

This program allows our Board to offer available space at many of our schools to qualifying Not-for-profit organizations and individuals through our online permitting system.

Many different user groups of all ages have made use of the available space in our elementary and secondary facilities, including:

Sports Groups

Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Volleyball, Football, Gymnastics, Fitness Programs, Badminton, Hockey

Child and Youth Leadership Groups

Girl Guides, Navy League, Sea Cadets

Other Community Groups

Community Access Network Committees, Choirs, Ornithological Society, Boating Certification, Parish Activities, Square Dancing

… and much more!

Classification Requirements:

Not-for-profit organizations are entities, normally without transferable ownership interests, organized and operated exclusively for social, educational, professional, religious, health, charitable or any other not-for-profit purpose. A not-for-profit organization’s members, contributors and other resource providers do not, in such capacity, receive any financial return directly from the organization.

A charitable organization is an organization established and operated for charitable purposes that devotes its resources to charitable activities. The organization must be registered with Revenue Canada as a charity, under the Income Tax Act. Under the Ontario Charities Accounting Act, all charities operating in Ontario must be registered with the Public Trustees Office to be recognized as an incorporated charity.

Joint use: The Board recognizes the “Joint Use Agreements” (reciprocal agreements) with the municipalities, townships, and diocese. The uses under these agreements are at “no charge” unless there is a requirement for special arrangements for staffing or equipment.

How to Apply

Online registrations and permit applications are accessed through eBASE Community Use of Schools.

Credit card payment is the exclusive payment method for all users.

We thank you for participating in this new and exciting project.

Locations, days and times available for use are based upon planned school activity, which always take priority over other uses.

If you require insurance for your organization or group, SCDSB staff can arrange that for you through the Board’s carrier (OSBIE). Rates are very competitive, and vary based on the type and frequency of your group’s use.

At any time in the process you can contact SCDSB staff, who can talk you through any questions or challenges you may be having. For more information about the community use of schools program, please contact Denise Mackinnon at 705.673.5620 x224 or e-mail at

Schedule of Fees for 2019-2020

ClassificationRental Fee
Hourly Rate
Custodial Rate
Saturday &
Hourly Rate
Admin Fee
Per Permit

Per Booking
Damage Fee
A. Non-Profit/Charitable Organizations – Children Groups (participants under 18 years old)$10.00100%$40.000%$25.00100%$10.00$3.00100%TBD
B. Non-Profit/Charitable Organizations – Adult Groups (participants over 18 years old)$10.000%$40.000%$25.00100%$10.00$3.000%TBD
C. Profit-Making Groups and OrganizationsTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
D. Board Partnerships – Joint Use Agreements$10.00100%$40.000%$25.00100%$10.00$3.00100%TBD
E. SCDSB Board/School Related Groups
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