Community Hubs were a part of the Ministry of Education's Renewed Vision for Education from September 2014 to June 2018.
In 2014, then Education Minister Liz Sandals was tasked with working with the Ministers of Health, Municipal Affairs and others to consult with stakeholders and develop a policy that supports the development of community hubs. She was also asked to work with the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to "improve interactions between school boards and municipalities to ensure effective land-use planning."
In June 2015, OPSBA provided its first Submission to the Premier's Special Advisor on Community Hubs. This was followed by a Joint School Board Association Submission in December 2015. In August 2015, the provincial government released Community Hubs: A Strategic Framework and Action Plan. A one-year progress update on Community Hubs in Ontario was released in August 2016, followed by a two-year progress report in August 2017.