December 2015

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This week, CSSN launched our Holiday Giving Campaign.

At this time of year we want to acknowledge our #BillionsofDifferences and remind each other that we are #OneoftheSame.

The campaign focuses on spreading awareness about kindness, accepting differences and including others. As we mention on our campaign page, by helping children understand the importance of acceptance and inclusion of others, we can prevent a number of safe school issues including bullying, violence and mental health issues.

We’re asking for your help, and there are many ways to give back!

  • We want you to help us spread this important message this holiday season. Share our images online and use the hashtags #BillionsOfDifferences and #OneoftheSame.
  • Plus, there are many ways to donate to CSSN. You can make a monetary donation to CSSN on our donation page or on the campaign page.
  • CSSN is also happy to be a charitable partner of Aeroplan. You can now donate your Aeroplan miles to us..
  • We are also a charitable partner of Donate A Car Canada.


We can’t thank you enough for your support! Your generosity helps us to create safe and caring schools across the country!


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Manager, Conferences and Program Development

The Canadian Safe School Network (CSSN) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to reducing youth violence in schools and communities. CSSN works to fulfill its mandate by developing safe school resources, and providing assemblies, conferences and programs to schools across Canada.

CSSN is currently seeking applicants for the full-time position of Manager, Conferences and Program Development for our Toronto office. This position is responsible for the research, development, execution, and evaluation of all educational  conferences.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Plan and execute educational events including local and national conferences, school board training, and other initiatives. 6 Conferences a year across the country. This role is responsible for planning, executing, funding, and coordination of all conferences and related events. This is priority number 1 with this role.
  • Implement the program development strategy for CSSN.
  • Engage and build relationships with leaders in the government, corporate, and education communities.
  • Source and write funding proposals for corporate, foundation, and government funders.
  • Manage funding budgets; all associated reports
  • Develop and design curriculum content including educational resources, teaching aids, and direct programming for youth.
  • Office administration, donation processing and general duties as required



  • Event and Conference experience – Minimum of 2 -3 years in executing, plannning and developing conferences or events
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field or applicable experience
  • Minimum 2 years project/program development experience
  • Knowledge of education issues, in particular, youth/school violence issues, and the education system considered an asset
  • Strong computer skills: word processing, email and Internet systems in a MS Office environment;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills for interacting with individuals at various levels
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and assume responsibility with minimal supervision, as well as work as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgement & diplomacy
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven editorial and writing skills
  • Experience working with and supervising volunteers
  • Fundraising experience – including but not limited to grants and proposals
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed (particularly at event time)
  • General office skills and experience
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrated initiative and interest in developing skills and knowledge
  • A passion to contribute to the non-profit sector

Interested applicants should submit their resume, along with a letter of application to Ryan Hollingrade, Director of Development and Partnerships.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about CSSN, visit


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This December CSSN is asking for your help to create safe schools across the country.

In Canada, there are approximately 7 million children, who attend 15, 500 schools from coast to coast. They come from families with unique values and backgrounds. They speak many languages and they celebrate different holidays. At CSSN, we are dedicated to ensuring each and every one of those children feel safe while they’re at school.

Although there are many things that make a school safe, this year we believe that above all, there is a single important message to share:

We have #BillionsofDifferences but we are #OneoftheSame.

This holiday season, CSSN is focusing our efforts on spreading the importance of including others, accepting differences and above all, being kind. In spreading these messages we can put an end to the many issues student’s face in school including bullying & cyberbulling, violence, depression and youth suicide.

A donation to the Canadian Safe School Network will help to create safe school spaces for all children. Make a donation to CSSN before December 31st, and receive a charitable tax receipt for your support.

Help us spread the word! Visit our social media pages and share our holiday campaign images using the hashtags: #BillionsofDifferences #OneoftheSame

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