Rentals – Community Use of Schools

The WCDSB ’s plan to support the re-opening of schools is based on the need to cautiously manage the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensure that the board’s commitments to support its students, staff, partners and community can be sustained.

WCDSB has made the difficult decision to postpone all CUS permits until further notice.  This decision will continue to be monitored and evaluated as we approach the new year.

All submitted permit requests will be adjusted to reflect a postponed date and permits will remain in ‘pending’ status until a more definite start date for CUS permits can be determined.

Thank you for your continued understanding in this matter.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me through email at chris.zamin@wcdsb.ca or via phone at 519-578-3677 ext. 2376.

Rentals – Community Use of Schools

Our Catholic schools are the heart of the community providing success for each and a place for all. They add to the spiritual, educational, recreational, and social development of all who share it. School facilities provide a place to come together, volunteer, build skills, access community programs, become physically active and build strong and healthy communities. Planning an event? Organizing a sports group? Need a meeting space? Waterloo Catholic schools are becoming hubs of our community and it’s happening across the province.

Community Use of Schools (CUS) is an initiative of the Ministry of Education that supports access to school space outside of school hours for not-for-profit community groups (To read more, click Here). Our school facilities are available for community use from September through June, Monday to Friday from 6:00 –10:30 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays. Our schools are not open for community use during Christmas, March and Summer Breaks, Statutory Holidays, Secondary School exams, or Professional Activity (PA) Days.

A subsidy for a user group for an event is not a guarantee or commitment that future events will be subsidized in the same manner. Our primary goal is to subsidize local not for profit organizations who provide support and programming for local youth (under the age of 18 or under the age of 28 for participants with a disability).

To get started:
Step 1: Read through the links below to answer any questions you may have.
Step 2: Register through the Online Community Use Registration System.