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“Hour Republic” is a web-based tracking system through which students are able to securely record their volunteer activities online.  At Governor Simcoe all students use this platform and can submit their volunteer hours electronically.

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.


Students will find an Hour Republic icon on their main D2L page.  Clicking on the icon provides students with direct access to their Volunteer Page.  No other passwords required – however, remember to log in through D2L (just Google “dsbn d2L”)!

What you will need to register:

  • Your email address (DSBN school address) **DO NOT USE YOUR OWN PERSONAL ADDRESS**
  • Parent/Guardian Email Address and Phone Number 

Once you have set up your account, you are ready to log your hours.

What you need to register an activity:

  • Your email address (DSBN ADDRESS)
  • Parent/Guardian Email Address and Phone Number 
  • Volunteer Agency Contact Name, Contact Email, Contact Phone Number

This link provides you with step by step instructions on how to log your hours.

Adding Volunteer Hours Tutorial - 6 minutes:  


For more information on community involvement, please visit the following website:

Niagara Volunteer Connections

You may want to check out Niagara.cioc.ca for more opportunities. The website allows you to filter different areas and types of volunteer opportunities.

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

Frequently Asked Question link below