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Permit approval is subject to user groups having appropriate insurance coverage. Everyone must have liability insurance.

Method 1: Insurance Certificate

All groups and individuals must have liability insurance. A community user group must carry comprehensive general liability insurance for an amount not less than $2,000,000. The insurance policy must cover the activities of the Authorized User and the activities of any other person for whom the party is responsible. The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board must be named as an additional insured on the policy. You may obtain an Insurance Certificate by contacting your insurance agent. Note: All commercial activity requires an insurance certificate.

Method 2: Ontario School Board Insurance Exchange (OSBIE)

Note: This method is only available for not-for-profit organizations and non-commercial activity.

School Boards are committed to community use of schools. Obtaining individual coverage in the insurance marketplace can be cost prohibitive. In our efforts to minimize costs associated with this use, OSBIE has implemented an insurance program which allows facility users, who do not have access to an insurance program, to obtain coverage in an affordable, simple format.