School Council Fundraising and Grants


School Council fundraising raises resources that are used for the benefit of students and align with the school’s improvement plan. Fundraising activities commonly promote school spirit through involvement of the broader school community. Participation in fundraising activities is always voluntary. 

Fundraising activities are governed by OCDSB policy
P.133.FIN Management of School Council Funds and procedure PR.580.FIN Management of School Council Funds.

The Ministry of Education has provided a Fundraising Guideline
with information on guiding principles, activities, best practices, accountability, and reporting on fundraising.

The following tip sheets, with content originally produced by Kawartha Pine Ridge School Board, provide ideas for planning engaging fundraisers:

Grants can be an important source of funds for School Councils. The Province of Ontario offers grant programs that are specifically designed to support parental engagement initiatives:
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