Ineligible Activities

The Ministry of Education and Training has developed a list of activities that may not be chosen as community involvement activities and that are therefore ineligible activities. An ineligible activity is an activity that:
  • is a requirement of a class in which the student is enrolled (e.g., co-operative 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" period is permissible;
  • takes place in a logging or mining environment, if the student is under 16 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 classes as "designated substances" under the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • requires knowledge of a trades person 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 a court-ordered program (e.g. community-service program for young offenders, probationary program).
The Limestone District School Board has determined that the following are also ineligible activities, in addition to those that the Ministry has listed as ineligible:
  • any activity that provides direct financial benefit or gain to the student or to the student's immediate family;
  • any association with an organization or an organizational activity that does not comply with the ethical standards, policies, procedures and regulations of both the Ministry of Education and the Limestone District School Board.