Community Use of Schools

Schools provide a safe, and inclusive learning environment for students as well as provide accessible and affordable spaces for communities to come together for activities such as skill building, meetings, community programming, physical activity and volunteerism at all ages. The Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board believes in helping to strengthen school communities by making Board facilities and spaces available during non- instructional hours to support the needs of our growing communities.  

School Days – Monday – Friday ( excluding holidays ) 6pm-10pm
Saturdays – 8am-10pm  &  Sundays 8am-6pm ( where custodial staff are available )

If you are interested in renting school space, the How to Rent a Facility  section of this webpage is an excellent reference and starting point.   

Please also review the Community Use of Schools Procedure Manual to view:

  • the Board’s General Conditions of Use,
  • Safety & Security Conditions of Use,
  • Financial Conditions of Use, and
  • Liability and Insurance Conditions of Use.


Community Use of Schools Board Policy

Please note that as part of the HWCDSB’s due diligence and to keep after hours users safe while renting HWCDSB facilities,  the Board requires that every renting Organization / Person attend one In-service session yearly.   In-service sessions are to be regularly conducted in the August/September timeframe- prior to the scholastic year start. 

If you cannot attend the posted dates, or miss the annual in-service dates, please contact [email protected] to schedule an online session. 



We're Here to Help

General inquiries 

[email protected]

Kim Palango
Community Use of Schools Outreach Supervisor
[email protected]
(905) 525-2930 ext. 1776


1) Facility Access

Kim Palango Cell (289) 922-9546

Security (905) 522-6680

Plant Manager on call  (905) 525-2930 ext. 2992

2) Incident Reporting ( Minor injuries/ facility issues or damages )

[email protected]
(289) 922-9546

3) Emergency Reporting ( Critical Injuries )

Kent ( Jonathan ) Bigrigg – Health & Safety Manager
[email protected]
(905) 525-2930 ext. 2228   *First, immediate call is to this number to leave details

If cannot reach Kent to leave details, call MOL directly

MOL 1-877-202-0008