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Message to Grades 8 - 12

Every student who begins secondary school in Ontario is required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement in order to receive a diploma.  The purpose of this requirement is to encourage students to develop an understanding of the various roles they can play in their community and to help develop a greater sense of belonging within their community.  Governor Simcoe is now using an on-line Community Involvement Tracker called Hour Republic.  To access Hour Republic just connect to the D2L link below or from the main page of Simcoe's website.  Although, your Ontario Secondary School Transcript will only record the mandated 40 hours of community involvement required, you are strongly encouraged to record as many community hours (beyond the 40) that you complete within the program.    You will be able to print a comprehensive list of your activities to use as part of your personal portfolio.

What you will need to register:
  • Your email address
  • Parent/Guardian Email Address and Phone Number 

What you need to register an activity:
  • Your email address
  • Parent/Guardian Email Address and Phone Number 
  • Volunteer Agency Contact Name, Contact Email, Contact Phone Number
For more information on community involvement, please visit the DSBN Community Involvement Webpage

For information on community involvement opportunities within our community, please check out  Volunteer Connections or visit the Guidance Office.

For instructions on Student Sign up in Hour Republic, click on the pdf found below:
Student Sign Up Instructions for Hour Republic using D2L Old HR Version