If you are serving as the custodian of a child and would like to register them in one of our schools, you will need to submit a legal affidavit. The document must be dated and signed by the child's parent or legal guardian, and the custodian. A notary public or a lawyer must notarize an affidavit for custodianship of fee-paying international students. To be a custodian, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, over 19 years of age, and currently live in Ottawa.
Proving custodianship in order to register
The following wording is required in the legal affidavit, prepared by the parent(s)/legal guardian(s):
A legal affidavit regarding custodianship is required for all students who do not reside with their parents while attending school in the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Alternatively, you may instead submit a notarized copy of our OCSB Custodianship Declaration form.
- the custodian is responsible for physical care and control of said student
- the student will be residing in the custodian’s residence
- the student will be under the custodian’s authority
- the custodian will be responsible for daily discipline
Download the Declaration Form