Community Use of Schools

September 27, 2021 - Update

Community Use of Schools permits are anticipated to return in a limited capacity starting October 4, 2021. Access will be granted to non-profit youth organizations only where all participants have been fully vaccinated. Rental spaces (gyms, auditoriums) will be available to only one group per day, to allow for proper cleaning.

User groups will be required to appoint an on-site supervisor for all rentals, who will be responsible for ensuring the public health and safety requirements (proof of vaccination, screening, contact tracing, PPE, confirmation of vaccination) are communicated to and followed by group members.

Booking requests will now be reviewed and approved based on the criteria above, priority will be placed on submission date.

Access for all other groups will be reviewed in December, with an anticipated January start. The Board reserves the right to postpone the start date or cancel permits, should an outbreak occur on-site, in the event that public health conditions change or if operational requirements dictate.

Thank you for your continued understanding in this matter.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Community Use of Schools Rentals department by email at: or by phone, 519-756-6301 ext. 281295.


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.

The Grand Erie District School Board believes in supporting it’s communities by making the school board facilities available to the public and supports the Community Use of Schools Program that fosters partnerships and community relationships.

If you are interested in renting school space the How to Rent a Facility page of this website is an excellent starting point.

Please review the Community Use of School Handbook and Policy for additional information.

We’re here to help:

Casey Crowdis

Community Use of Schools Permit Clerk
How to book a permit, follow up on a permit, cancelling a permit
519-756-6301 ext. 281295

Gabrielle Gregoire

Community Use of Schools Coordinator
Policy Administration, Community Partnerships and Municipal Affiliates
519-756-6301 ext. 281305

After Hours Emergency Contacts

Facility Access and Emergencies:
519-756-6306, press 3 for building related emergency
519-750-8033 if the above noted number is not working