User Group Categories & Rates

Category

Description 

1 

School Use / Board Use Only 

Internal use by District School Board of Niagara for Board related activities.

2 

Non-Profit Youth Programs - No Fee   

  • Participants must be under 18 or under 28 for participants with a disability
  • No fee associated to program

 

 

 Example: 

  • Scouts
  • Girl Guides
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Y.M.C.A.
  • Children’s sports and recreation service providers

 In order to claim non-profit status you must submit: 

  • A registered charitable organization number
  • If incorporated, copy of "Letters Patent”
  • If not incorporated, a letter from the Executive Director or signing authority confirming status as a non-profit organization

 

3 

Non-Profit Youth Programs - Program Fee 

  • Participants must be under 18 or under 28 for participants with a disability
  • Fee charged to participate
 

 Example: 

  • Youth sports or recreation groups run by community organizations where a participation fee is charged
  • Volunteer run youth recreation programs and leagues where coaches, organizers, etc. are volunteers and all revenue is re-invested directly back to the organization

 In order to claim non-profit status you must submit: 

  • A registered charitable organization number
  • If incorporated, copy of "Letters Patent”
  • If not incorporated, a letter from the Executive Director or signing authority confirming status as a non-profit organization
 

4 

Non-Profit Community Programs  

  • Other non-profit community organizations whose activities are geared at adults, over 18 years of age or over 28 for those with a disability
  • Programs sponsored by community service clubs or organizations
  • Private community groups/individuals for non-commercial, non-profit purposes

 

 

 Example: 

  • Seniors groups
  • Special interest groups, sports groups
  • Health associations, adult sports or recreation groups run by community organizations
  • Family reunions, weddings anniversaries, birthday parties
  • Red Cross
  • Canadian Cancer Society
 

5 

Religious and Church Groups (Other Than Youth Activities) Municipalities Local Colleges and University 

  • Programs for which no user-fee charged

 

 Example:

  • Municipalities for non-user fee activities such as public meetings
  • Local colleges and university for non-fee related activities

 

6 

Commercial Groups and Profit Making Organizations/Individuals  

  • Commercial activities or programs for which admission fees are charged and/or activities that are operated for private or corporate gain
 

 Example:

  • Businesses and/or individuals charging for drama, music, dance, fitness, yoga, martial arts, soccer, basketball, theatrical and film productions, etc.
  • Public concerts, dances, social functions where the purpose is to make a profit
 

7 

Child Care – Before & After School 

 Example:

  • Before and after-school child care programs, including those delivered as part of the Early Learning/Extended Day programming, delivered by pre-approved, eligible operators.
 

Revised Rate Structure - EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2012

 Space Type 

Cat. 1

Cat. 2

Cat. 3

Cat. 4

Cat. 5

Cat. 6

Cat. 7

Auditorium - Large 500+ $0.00 $0.00 $22.50 $45.00 $90.00 $135.00 $22.50
Auditorium - Small - under 500 $0.00 $0.00 $7.50 $15.00 $30.00 $45.00 $7.50
Cafeteria $0.00 $0.00 $4.50 $9.00 $18.00 $27.00 $4.50
Changeroom $0.00 $0.00 $2.25 $4.25 $8.50 $12.75 $2.25
Classroom $0.00 $0.00 $2.00 $3.75 $7.50 $11.25 $2.00
Computer Room $0.00 $0.00 $6.50 $13.00 $26.00 $39.00 $6.50
Design & Tech $0.00 $0.00 $4.50 $9.00 $18.00 $27.00 $4.50
Double Classroom $0.00 $0.00 $3.75 $7.50 $15.00 $22.50 $3.75
Foyer/Lobby $0.00 $0.00 $1.75 $3.25 $6.50 $9.75 $1.75
Gymnasium - Double $0.00 $0.00 $9.00 $18.00 $36.00 $54.00 $9.00
Gymnasium - Large Single $0.00 $0.00 $4.75 $9.50 $19.00 $28.50 $4.75
Gymnasium - Small Single $0.00 $0.00 $3.75 $7.50 $15.00 $22.50 $3.75
Hallway $0.00 $0.00 $1.75 $3.25 $6.50 $9.75 $1.75
Lecture Room $0.00 $0.00 $4.50 $9.00 $18.00 $27.00 $4.50
Library $0.00 $0.00 $3.50 $7.00 $14.00 $21.00 $3.50
Parking Lot $25/day $25/day $25/day $25/day $25/day $25/day $25/day
Staff Room $0.00 $0.00 $2.25 $4.50 $9.00 $13.50 $2.25
Washroom $0.00 $0.00 $1.75 $3.25 $6.50 $9.75 $1.75
               
Caretaking
Overtime
Monday to Saturday
$38/hr
when
applicable
$28/hr $28/hr $28/hr $38/hr $38/hr $280/hr
               
Caretaking
Overtime
Sundays & Holidays
$50.75/hr
when
applicable
$40.75/hr $40.75/hr $40.75/hr $50.75/hr $50.75/hr $40.75/hr
               
Technical Staff $11.10/hr $11.10/hr $11.10/hr $11.10/hr $11.10/hr $11.10/hr $11.10/hr
Permit Processing Fee n/a $5.00 $5.00 $10.00 $20.00 $20.00 $5.00

* All fees subject to HST


We are pleased to inform you of the District School Board of Niagara’s (DSBN) new community use of schools field rental model. To support the requests and feedback shared by many community partners, community use groups will soon have multiple options available when requesting permits for use of DSBN fields.

NEW OPTIONS: With the installation of new synthetic turf fields underway at selected secondary school locations, community use groups will soon have the option to rent natural turf (grass) sports fields and/or synthetic turf fields at the DSBN.

MAINTENACE: To acknowledge and support the requests of many community groups who have asked the DSBN to provide a higher level of maintenance to outdoor fields, we are making some changes to our field maintenance and rental procedures; this includes plans for more frequent grass cutting in the summer months.

RENTAL FEES: Our commitment to upgraded field maintenance to better meet the needs of community groups will increase maintenance costs. In order to offer the community an enhanced level of service in the way of field maintenance and availability of premiere synthetic turf fields, the DSBN will be implementing rental fees for field use. 

TIMING OF FEES
- Natural (grass) turf: Fees will be applicable to permits for field use that will take place after April 1, 2018.
- Synthetic turf: Fees will be applicable immediately upon availability of new synthetic turf fields.

RATES FOR FIELD USE:
Natural Turf Rental Rates (applicable for use that will take place April 1, 2018 and beyond):

  Category 2
Not-for-profit youth programs with no fee to participate 
Category 3
Not-for-profit youth programs with a fee to participate 
Category 4
Not-for-profit community programs for those 18+ 
Category 5
Religious and Church Groups (Other Than Youth Activities) Municipalities Local Colleges & University 
Category 6
Commercial Groups and Profit Making Organizations/ Individuals 
           
Elementary School Fields   $0.00 per hour
$5.00 permit administration fee
$3 per hour
$5.00 permit administration fee
$6 per hour
$10.00 permit administration fee 
$12 per hour
$20.00 permit administration fee 
$18 per hour
$20.00 permit administration fee
           
Secondary School Fields  $0.00 per hour
$5.00 permit administration fee 
$8 per hour
$5.00 permit administration fee
$16 per hour
$10.00 permit administration fee
$32 per hour
$20.00 permit administration fee
$48 per hour
$20.00 permit administration fee 

*All fees are subject to HST

Synthetic Turf Field Rental Rates (applicable upon field availability):

Category ST1
Youth programs  
Category ST2
Not-for-profit adult programs  
Category ST3
Commercial Groups and Profit Making Organizations  
     
$65.00 per hour
$5.00 permit administration fee 
$85.00 per hour
$10.00 permit administration fee
$125.00 per hour
$20.00 permit administration fee

 

To allow community use groups time to consider the above noted fees when undertaking their field rental planning, natural turf field use that will take place before April 1, 2018 will not be subject to the above fees. 

Should you have any questions regarding how these fees may apply to your future field rentals, you are welcome to contact the Community Use of Schools office at 905-641-2929 ext. 54301.