Craig Kielburger Secondary School offers a wide range of programs to suit a diverse group of students. From rigourous academic courses, to Arts and French Immersion, to SHSM & Technical courses such as Baking, Cosmetology, and Auto Shop, to Life Skills and The Community Pathways Program, there is something at CKSS for all 1500+ learners.
CKSS Daily Schedule:
Period 1 8:10 a.m. - 9:27 a.m.
Period 2 9:30 a.m. - 10:44 a.m.
Period 3 10:47 a.m. - 12:01 p.m.
Period 4 12:04 p.m. - 1:18 p.m.
Period 5 1:21 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
CKSS Mission Statement:
Empowering youth. Serving community. Striving for full potential.
Core Values & Vision:
- Celebrating youth and promoting the qualities of respect, diversity, leadership and equity while continually championing active citizenship and social justice
- Fostering a safe, collaborative and caring environment wherein all are included and welcomed
- Advocating for local and global communities, while exalting the joys of learning and laughter and the benefits of humility and self awareness
- Embracing excellence in each and every aspect of school life
Student well-being is integral to overall student success. CKSS is committed to a wellness strategy that supports students in four critical areas: safe learning environments, positive mental health, inclusive education and healthy schools.
Along with in-school resources, CKSS works with students, their parents/guardians and community resources to identify and address barriers to academic success and social engagement, promoting an inclusive and caring learning environment, respecting a culture of high expectations and values diversity.
Check out our CKSS Cares handout: see who to contact regarding Student Success / Student Services / Social Worker / Special Education / Police Liaison Officer team access.
CKSS Safe Schools Action Team:
Dean Lane (Chair), Marsha Simms-Luke, Stephanie Thompson, Matt Miller, Lynne Squires, Lesley Montgomery, Scott Nicholson, and parent & community partners, and students from iRespect and GSA groups.
CKSS Bullying Prevention: CKSS Environmental Commitment:
About Craig Kielburger:
School & Board Documents:
Craig Kielburger is the founder of WE Charity, formerly Free The Children: the world's leading youth-driven charity that has inspired an entire generation to stand up and make their voices heard.
The organization provides active citizenship education programs in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, reaching 3,500 school groups annually. The organization's We Schools in Action program fills stadiums with tens of thousands of young leaders who provide more than one million hours of community service every year.
The organization has worked in 45 countries providing education, health care, clean water and alternative income programs. Its Adopt a Village development model currently provides holistic, scalable and sustainable child-focused intervention in seven nations. The organization has built in excess of 650 schools and school rooms in developing countries and established more than 30,000 alternative income projects.
Most remarkably, Craig originally started the organization in 1995 at only 12 years of age.
Craig is also the co-founder of Me to We. This social enterprise encourages ethical living and social responsibility, while also ensuring every penny goes to charitable programs. Me to We includes carbon-neutral international volunteer travel programs, leadership camps, a publishing house, a music label, and the largest organic made-in-Canada clothing line.
He is a syndicated columnist and New York Times bestselling author, who has written / co-written fifteen books. Craig has a degree in peace and conflict studies from the University of Toronto and is the youngest-ever graduate of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program. He has received six honourary doctorates, The Roosevelt Freedom Medal, The World Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child (often called the Children's Nobel Prize), and is one of the youngest recipients of The Order of Canada. Craig's work has been featured in multiple appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, 60 Minutes and The Today Show; and in People, Time and The Economist.