Welcome to Rainy River District

Community Use of Schools

Community Use is now available for bookings.

If you have any questions regarding your community use booking(s), please complete the paper permit form and send in to the Community Use of Schools email at cus@mail.rrdsb.com.

Community Use of School services will be provided during the morning hours, 8:30 to 12:00 p.m. on regular work days, Monday to Friday. Due to service in the mornings only, please plan for possible delays. We ask that permits be submitted with a minimum of two weeks notice, and strive to accommodate all requests in a timely manner.Apply Online

Contact Information

Heather Latter
Community Outreach Officer
Rainy River District School Board
Fort Frances, ON P9A 1N4
(807) 274-9855 ext 4989

Facility Partnerships

Based on Ministry of Education guidelines and according to Policy 6.05 Facility Partnerships, the Rainy River District School Board supports the Ministry of Education’s Facility Partnership initiative. This initiative encourages school boards to work with community partners to share facilities. For more information, visit the RRDSB Facility Partnerships web page.

Community Use Quick Links

Liability Insurance

All applicants must provide proof of appropriate insurance. If the applicant does not have insurance, it is possible to purchase insurance through the RRDSB. Contact the Community Outreach Officer for further details and insurance rates.

More Info

For more information please click on one of the links below:

All Publications are available in accessible formats, upon request.

Ontario's schools are community hubs where all people can stay active, gather to learn and participate in activities of community based organizations. The government has provided a grant to make school facilities, indoor and outdoor, more affordable for use outside of school hours.

Community users are required by the Rainy River District School Board to carry insurance coverage during their use of the facilities. Applicants can purchase insurance through the Board by contacting the Community Outreach Officer.

Policy 6.10 Community Use of School Facilities and Grounds was reviewed and approved at the January 10, 2017 meeting of the Rainy River District School Board. Please review the Policy as it includes the Schedule of Fees, and list of classifications for user groups that may be subsidized. Not-For-Profit user groups may also submit a fee waiver application for review and potential approval.

For information regarding Accessibility concerns or questions please contact Heather Latter, Community Outreach Officer.


Effective October 1, 2015, there is an approved permit for use of Atikokan High School's fitness room by an adult group. Click here for a copy of the September 30, 2015 information package.

The Ministry of Education has a Priority School Initiative under the Community Use of Schools Program. This initiative will allow Not-for-profit organizations to utilize facilities at Atikokan High School free of charge. Click here to view the promotional flyer.

Atikokan High School has a unique layout and high capacity to support health and wellness within a clean and friendly community school setting. Rooms available for use include two gymnasiums, a fitness room and hallways that form a "lap" style.

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