Youth violence in schools and communities continues to be a concern across Canada. The number of young people charged with assault and weapons offences has more than doubled in the past decade. The presence of weapons in our schools deserves immediate attention. Many youth are afraid to go to school because of bullying. What’s more, bullying doesn’t end when the school day does; students are subjected to cyberbullying and text-harassment twenty-four hours a day, many suffering in silence. Others have undiagnosed mental health issues, are being pressured sexually, are dealing with issues of gender inequity or the challenges of coming out.

CSSN is committed to building and nurturing partnerships that enable the organization to meet its goals. We work tirelessly to develop and share programs designed to make things better for every Canadian youth.

  • The Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program, presented by Tim Hortons, wrapped up its 12th successful year this spring. It has effectively grown in popularity throughout both the elementary and secondary school levels, reaching over 35,000 students in the 2012-2013 school year. With support from the Canadian Safe School Network, the Huddle Up Program continues to inspire youth and empower them to take action towards bullying prevention in their schools.

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