Sudbury Catholic District School Board

Community Use of Schools

Building Healthy Communities One School at a Time!”

Welcome Message

Welcome back! The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is happy to announce that public access to SCDSB facilities through our Community Use of Schools (CUS) program will once again be available beginning May 2nd through the end of the school year, June 29th

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 April 11th

In order to expedite applications, please ensure that requisite documents are available (i.e., valid insurance, credit card details). 

For further information, please contact Denise MacKinnon, Facility Services Clerk. Email: denise.mackinnon@sudburycatholicschools.ca

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:

Sports Groups
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Volleyball
  • Fitness Programs
  • Badminton
  • Ball 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

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 Denise MacKinnon at 705.673.5620 x224 or e-mail at denise.mackinnon@sudburycatholicschools.ca.

Schedule of Fees for 2021-2022

A. Non-Profit/Charitable Organizations – Children Groups (participants under 18 years old)

B. Non-Profit/Charitable Organizations – Adult Groups (participants over 18 years old)

C. Profit-Making Groups and Organizations

D. Board Partnerships – Joint Use Agreements

E. SCDSB Board/School Related Groups

 ABCDE
Rental Fee (Hourly Rate)$10.00$10.00TBD$10.00
Subsidy Rate100%0%TBD100%
Custodial Rate – WEEKENDS
Saturday & Sunday (Hourly Rate)
$40.00$40.00TBD$40.00
Subsidy Rate0%0%TBD100%
Admin Fee (Per Permit)$25.00$25.00TBD$25.00
Subsidy Rate100%0%TBD100%
Cancellation Fee$10.00$10.00TBD$10.00
Equipment Fee (Per Booking)$3.00$3.00TBD$3.00
Subsidy Rate100%0%TBD100%
Damage FeeTBDTBDTBDTBD
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