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How to Register for the Community Service Bursary

If you are an Island student in grade 10, 11 or 12 and planning to attend any post-secondary institution, you may receive a community service bursary in recognition of your volunteer work.

You can accumulate volunteer hours from the completion of Grade 9 until June 30th of your Grade 12 year.

You may place your bursary on hold for one academic year.

The maximum value of the bursary is $750.00, calculated at a rate of $5.00 per volunteer hour.  You are required to volunteer a minimum 30 hours, up to a maximum 150 hours.  You will be issued a T4A slip for this bursary.

If after reading over this process and you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning at (902) 368-4640.

Please check

  • Check to see if the organization you are volunteering for has been  approved.  List Registered Organizations. . -

Step 1

Complete the Students Online Application  -  

Step 2 - New Form

Upon completion of your hours, organizations may complete the online volunteer hours form - Link to Volunteer Form


Step 3 New Form 

If you are in Grade 12 and you have completed the hours, you must submit online  a Student Post-secondary Information Form to the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning by June of your graduating year. 




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