Registration Information

Lisgar Collegiate Institute is an English language public school within the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB).  Registration at OCDSB schools is based on your home address.  Lisgar CI's catchment area covers sections of Ottawa's downtown from LeBreton Flats, Centretown, Sandy Hill to Rockcliffe Park.

On this page you'll find information about
•  Registration
•  Student Transfers
•  The Family Reception Centre
•  International Students
•  Transportation


Step 1
Use the OCDSB's School Locator tool to find your child's designated OCDSB school.  This is the school your child should attend based on where you live in Ottawa.  To view attendance boundary maps of the OCDSB's secondary schools, please click here.

Step 2
✔︎ If Lisgar CI is your child's designated school, please click here complete the online registration form.  The school will then contact you with next steps, and to request documents listed below in Step 3.

 If Lisgar CI is not your child's designated school, you may apply for a cross-boundary transfer (see below).

Step 3
You will be asked to provide the following important documents needed to register your child:
•  Proof of address (property tax bill, assessment notice, purchase of sale agreement, or rental agreement);
•  A minimum of two other forms of identification that includes the address and the guardian's name (which may include the previous list as well as utility bills, etc.);
•  Copy of Canadian Birth Certificate, Passport, or Permanent Resident documentation;
•  Your child's Ontario Health Card (if applicable);
•  Most recent transcript/credit counselling summary showing all completed/in progress secondary school courses;
•  Most recent report card;
•  Individual Education Plan (IEP) if applicable;
•  Academic or Psychological Assessments if applicable.

Ottawa Public Health requires proof that your child has received proper immunization.  All children attending school in Ontario must be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles and rubella, unless there is a valid exemption.  For more information, contact the Ottawa Public Immunization Program at 613-580-6744, or visit  their immunization website.

Step 4
You will be contacted to complete your child's course selection.  Please review our school's Course Guide in advance.

Student Transfers
Families living outside of Lisgar CI's catchment area, who wish to enroll their child at the school, may apply for a Student Transfer.  Student Transfers are not guaranteed and are subject to school enrollment.  For more information, please click here and Guide for Student Transfer.

Please note: 
Please see the Transportation section below regarding transportation eligibility for students approved for a Student Transfer.

New to Canada?
Consider looking at the Parent's guide to our school system.

The OCDSB's Family Reception Centre is designed to help with the registration of:
•  New students whose primary language is not English
•  New students who have not previously attended school in English
•  Some Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents who have been studying abroad for more than one year
•  Some international students
If your child meets this criteria, please call the Family Reception Centre to begin your registration.

Family Reception Centre
Phone: (+1) 613-239-2416

International Students
Families living abroad wishing to register their child at an OCDSB school should apply through the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network (OCENET).  For more information, please contact OCENET.

Ottawa-Carleton Education Network
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (+1) 613-239-0277

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) is responsible for all home to school student transportation on behalf of the OCDSB.  Students living 3.2 km or more (walking distance) from their designated school will receive a school-issued Presto Pass valid for OC Transpo services (until June 30th of each school year).  For more information, please contact OSTA.

Please note: 
⚠️ As per OSTA's Transportation Eligibility Policy, students approved for an elective Student Transfer to a school that is not their designated home school are ineligible for a school-issued Presto Pass, with the exception of Gifted, International Baccalaureate, School of Arts or High Performance Athletes programs in the OCDSB.

Ottawa Student Transportation Authority
Phone: 613-224-8800


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