Categories & Group Definitions

Group Definitions

 Type 1: Joint Use of Facility Agreement

JUFA partners for the purpose of offering recreational and/or cultural programs on behalf of the municipality available to all residents of the local community. This does not include tournaments.

Type 1–A: Non-Profit Youth

Non-profit entities or other public agencies that use school facilities; whose primary purpose is to provide programs and/or services that are designed and operated to advance the academic success and healthy lifestyles of youth (under the age of 18 or 28, for those participants under a disability) in the community, i.e., Cubs, Scouts, Brownies or groups donating to the BHNCDSB in the amount greater than the fee charged for the use of the facility. School alumni activities sanctioned by the school administrator. 

*Note: Non-profit numbers must be provided to BHNCDSB prior to your permit being approved

Type 1–B: Non-Profit Adult

Non-profit entities or other public agencies that use school facilities; whose primary purpose is to provide programs and/or services that serve the local neighborhood or community but are not explicitly designed and operated to advance the academic success and healthy lifestyles of the children in the school and where zero or nominal admission or participation fees are charged. Not for Profit organizations that are not specifically for youth, i.e., YMCA, St. John’s Ambulance, approved Health Unit activities, short-term use by municipal emergency services.

*Note: Non-profit numbers must be provided to BHNCDSB prior to your permit being approved

Type 2: Non-Profit Other

Fundraising events, non-Catholic Church services, service club meetings, amateur drama clubs, non-affiliated community groups, local cultural groups, other educational groups, i.e., colleges and universities, tournaments, Union/Federation events, school alumni activities not sanctioned by the school administrator, non-affiliated adult recreation.

*Note: Non-profit numbers must be provided to BHNCDSB prior to your permit being approved

Type 3: Commercial or Private User

Commercial enterprises, professional theater, Non-Catholic church services, private individuals, private fitness and dance instructional groups.

Type 4: BHNCDSB and Associated User

Student and/or staff events sanctioned by the school administrator, school clubs, school council, administrative or other staff meeting, sporting teams and clubs, and Catholic Church and Catholic Church affiliated group events. This also includes municipal, provincial, or federal polling stations, which covers direct expenses incurred by the Board (i.e., custodial, security, etc.) and public health use (i.e., immunizations, screening).

Type 5: Non-Profit Priority School (currently not an option with BHNCDSB)

Non-profit youth related community groups, non-profit children’s recreation providers (not including tournaments), other not-for-profit or charitable groups as defined by the Ministry of Education. Ther permit type is dependent on funding received by the Ministry of Education. If funding is paused or retracted, permits will be processed according to the appropriate classification of user groups. 

Type 6: Reciprocal User

Non-profit childcare, EarlyON Child and Family Programs and Before and After School Children’s Recreation Providers as outlined by an agreement. These do not include tournaments or special events, or spaces not outlined in their agreement with the Board.