Bluewater District School Board

Bluewater's Community Education / Community Use page

Community Education / Community Use


Well it's that time of year - when one school year is wrapping up and another is on the horizon. For all Community Users - please submit your permits for the   2022 - 2023 school year.

We hope you all have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you all in the Fall!

It is the policy of Bluewater District School Board to deliver community education programming in both credit and non-credit areas - with sufficient interest outside the regular day school program BP 5902-D.

Bluewater District School Board is committed to creating affordable access to school facilities for community organizations in accordance with the guiding principles as set out BP 5901-D.

To access programming information, please click here.

School House

Community Use of Schools/Permits

Community use of schools is an initiative that supports access to school space outside of school hours for not-for-profit community groups. For more information, click here or to request your facility now, click here.

For the OSBIE incident report form, please click here.

For a user manual for community permit requests, please click here.

For Community Use of Schools Rules and Regulations, please click here.



NEED SPACE? Our schools are public spaces and are used by many different organizations, clubs, for both small and large events. If you are interested in partnering with Bluewater for use of space on a short-term permit, please contact our Community Education Department. We will help you find the space you need in one of our great Bluewater facilities. Call 519-363-2014, ext. 2067 or email Krista at [email protected]


Under the Ministry of Education Community Planning and Partnerships Guideline, school boards are encouraged to reach out to community organizations to explore opportunities to share facilities. Learn more about Community Planning & Partnerships by clicking here.

Interested community partners are invited to complete an Application of Interest for Community Facility Partnership for review by the Community Planning and Partnership Committee.

Contact Us

Phone: 1-800-661-7509

Fax: 519-370-2974

Krista House: Community Use of Schools Coordinator

Jason Spitzig: Supervisor Plant Services Administration and Community Use

OSCVI Community Auditorium

OSCVI Community Auditorium

Houses a 750 seat theatre.
For rental queries contact:
Krista House
Permit Coordinator
Phone: 519-363-2014 ext. 2067
Fax: 519-370-2974
Email: [email protected]

For more information check out the 
OSCVI Community Auditorium

To view our coming events, please click here

Facility Partnerships

NEED SPACE? If you are interested in long term use of space, please contact Shelley Crummer by calling 519-363-2014 ext. 2101. 
Email: [email protected]

Community School Membership Fee

Not-for-profit recreation groups and community organizations under a volunteer leader may use school facilities regularly under our Community School Membership Fee (CSMF) Program. Click here for more information.

Summer School/Adult Education

Summer Sun

Summer school offers secondary school students an opportunity to earn extra credits or earn missed credits. Programming for elementary students in Grades 7 & 8 is also offered. Please click here for more information. Adult credit courses are offered based on demand. Summer School is open to students from all school boards. Please check website frequently for updated information.

Thank you!


Adult Learning Centre's Grey-Bruce-Georgian

Needing help with Math, Writing, Spelling, Reading, Computer basics, General upgrading, G.E.D. preparation?

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Adult Learning Centres throughout Grey and Bruce counties:

Walkerton --------- 519-881-3858
Port Elgin ---------- 519-389-2302
Kincardine --------- 519-396-4146
Owen Sound ------- 519-376-6623
Wiarton ------------ 519-534-4911

Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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