Community use of schools

What does the research say?

School buildings and schoolyards are often used for community events, continuing education programs, after school programs and sports. In this section, there is information about community use policy and fees, and research about the importance of community access to local schools.

  • 2012

    School-Community Connections, 2012

    This is a chapter from the Annual Report on Ontario’s Publicly Funded Schools 2012, and includes research and analysis regarding school-community connections in schools. Every year, People for Education conducts.

  • 2011

    School–community connections in Ontario, 2011

    People for Education, 2011. This chapter from the Annual Report on Ontario’s Publicly Funded Schools 2011, includes research and analysis regarding school-community connections.

  • 2008

    Top ten reasons to support better community access to school space

    SPACE Coalition (Toronto), 2008 The SPACE Coalition — Saving Public Access to Community Space Everywhere — works to create more places for children and youth to spend safe, active time. .

  • 2007

    Community use of schools, 2007

    People for Education, 2007. An excerpt from People for Education’s Annual Report on Ontario’s Public Schools, this section uses data from the Annual School Survey to examine changes in communities’ access.