Mark your calendars now for the annual Safe Schools Conference to be held on February 26th, 2013!

This annual professional development and networking event returns for its 16th year – an excellent opportunity for teachers, administrators, support staff, parent council members, law enforcement officials and more!

This year’s conference features the theme “Creating an Inclusive School Climate for All!”
Once again the Safe Schools Conference will feature a student stream, dedicated to school safety and anti-bullying issues for students and student leaders, as well as a dedicated French-language stream.

Gemini Award-winning CBC journalist Mark Kelley will provide the opening keynote address at the conference. Mark has received accolades across Canada for his recent documentary series #bullyProof, a powerful probe of high school bullying issues affecting our youth.

Registration information will be released in the coming weeks.

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Join Brian Burke at the Canadian Safe School Network’s 16th annual Unforgettable Dinner and Silent Auction! Hosted by the Fairmont Royal York, the Unforgettable Dinner has become a tradition of the Canadian Safe School Network (CSSN) in their work toward eliminating bullying and violence in Canadian classrooms and communities. The CSSN is a charitable organization with a mandate to reduce youth violence and make our schools and communities safer.

Executive Chef Collin Thornton

Each year, The Unforgettable Dinner is a truly unique experience!

The menu for the dinner is specially created by the Fairmont Royal York for guests of The Canadian Safe School Network.

This year, Executive Chef Collin Thornton will design and develop a five-course menu that will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

Continue reading Save The Date! The 16th Annual Unforgettable Gala Dinner

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SNAP for Schools is a whole-school approach aimed at decreasing aggressive, anti-social, and bullying behaviour and increasing prosocial behaviour in students.

SNAP for Schools aims to help children with disruptive behaviour problems who are most likely to get in trouble because of their difficulty with self-control. These children might not have learned how to deal effectively with their anger and they have inadequate impulse control and problem solving skills. Continue reading SNAP® for Schools

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SNAP stands for STOP NOW AND PLAN. It is an award-winning, evidence-based cognitive behavioural strategy developed at the Child Development Institute more than 30 years ago. SNAP helps children, parents, and other adults deal effectively with anger by teaching them to stop and think before they act – responding in a way that makes their problems smaller, not bigger. Children are able to stop, calm down and generate positive solutions at the “snap of their fingers”, through practice and help from teachers and parents. It has helped children to avoid fighting, handle peer pressure, and play fairly. It has also helped parents to handle situations calmly and not to discipline when they are angry. SNAP works because it is easy to learn and it focuses on teaching children how to improve their self-control through modeling and role-plays. Continue reading What is SNAP®?

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