“Building Healthy Communities One School at a Time!”
The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is thrilled to announce that public access to SCDSB facilities through our Community Use of Schools (CUS) program will once again be available beginning October 11th through the end of the school year, June 30th.
The online portal is presently accessible for new user registrations. Please follow the eBASE Community Use of Schools link here.
New and existing users will be able to submit their application for permitted use beginning September 19th.
In order to expedite applications, please ensure that requisite documents are available (i.e., valid insurance, credit card details).
For further information, please contact Facility Services, via firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Use of Schools Program
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:
- Fitness Programs
- Ball Hockey
Child and Youth Leadership Groups
- Girl Guides
- Navy League
- Sea Cadets
Other Community Groups
- Community Access Network Committees
- Ornithological Society
- Boating Certification
- Parish Activities
- Square Dancing
… and much more!
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
Credit card payment is the exclusive payment method for all users.
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 the Facility Services Department by email at email@example.com.