Schools provide a safe and supportive learning environment for students, they are also welcoming and inclusive places for community members to come together, volunteer, build skills, access community programs, and become physically active during non-school hours.
Locally the Lambton Kent & St. Clair Catholic District School Boards collaboratively endorse and encourage community use of their schools. Acting on behalf of the boards the CLASS Community Use of Schools business unit promotes and coordinates community use of their schools.
A variety of school facilities are available for rent including gymnasiums, classrooms, cafeterias, auditoriums, libraries and outdoor sports fields.
To support affordable community access to school facilities the Ministry of Education provides school boards with an annual Community Use of Schools Grant which boards use to subsidize rental rates for non-profit organizations.
If you are interested in finding out more about renting school space the How to Rent a Facility page of this website is an excellent starting point.