• Community Service seeks to help those in need.
  • Community Service is volunteer work.
  • Community Service is concerned about education, health care, the environment, human rights, animals, the needy, the poor, the hurting.
  • Community Service takes place in a variety of settings, including businesses, not-for-profit organizations, public sector institutions (including hospitals), and informal settings.
The ministry has developed a list of activities that may not be chosen as community involvement activities. These are referred to as ineligible activities. An ineligible activity is an activity that: 
  • is a requirement of a class or course in which the student is enrolled (e.g., cooperative education portion of a course, job shadowing, work experience);
  • takes place during the time allotted for the instructional program on a school day. However, an activity that takes place during the student's lunch breaks or “spare” periods is permissible;
  • takes place in a logging or mining environment, if the student is under sixteen years of age;
  • takes place in a factory, if the student is under 15 years of age;
  • takes place in a workplace other than a factory, if the student is under 14 years of age and is not accompanied by an adult;
  • would normally be performed for wages by a person in the workplace;
  • involves the operation of a vehicle, power tools, or scaffolding;
  • involves the administration of any type or form of medication or medical procedure to other persons;
  • involves handling of substances classed as “designated substances” under the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • requires the knowledge of a tradesperson whose trade is regulated by the provincial government;
  • involves banking or the handling of securities, or the handling of jewelry, works of art, antiques, or other valuables;
  • consists of duties normally performed in the home (i.e., daily chores) or personal recreational activities;
  • involves activities for a court-ordered program (e.g., community-service program for young offenders, probationary program).
  • being a peer tutor
  • being a minor sports official
  • ushering at a school play
  • participating in a 30-Hour Famine
  • helping at Homecoming
  • giving blood
  • working at Food Bank
  • raking leaves for seniors
  • being an Altar Server
  • coaching a team
  • Upper School usher
  • managing a sports team
  • having a SLG position
In order to afford students the richest volunteer experience possible, St. Andrew’s encourages Upper School students to volunteer off campus. Due to the limited off-campus opportunities for younger students, Middle School students should take advantage of community service activities at St. Andrew's.
  • any elected or appointed position (Prefect, Head of House, sports captain)
  • more than one 30-Hour Famine
  • debating
  • drama
  • helping a family member
  • occasionally helping a classmate with homework
  • working for a company such as IBM or a store

List of 5 news stories.

  • SAC's 2018 SASSAW squad practices setting up tents on the Quad before leaving for their adventuare in India.

    Follow the SAC trip to India

    You are invited to tag along – virtually – as 17 boys head to India on a three-week adventure.
  • Sharing a meal in Cole Hall.

    Seniors take field trip to visit SAC

    Four buses arrived on campus Tuesday morning, greeted by Middle School boys eager to welcome some special visitors to SAC.
  • Community service award recipients

    At the October Academic Assembly, 37 Upper School students and eight Middle School students were presented with awards in recognition of their community service hours.
  • Boys become Holiday Heroes to youth in need

    We are in our 11th year of the Holiday Hero program and the mission remains the same: giving to young people in need of support.
  • Middle School boys collecting loose change

    Boys of SAC making a difference

    Over the past two weeks, St. Andrew’s boys have done a tremendous job helping out our community.
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