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Proving custodianship in order to register

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.

The following wording is required in the legal affidavit, prepared by the parent(s)/legal guardian(s):
  • 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
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. 

Download the Declaration Form