Craig Kielburger Secondary School serves over 1900 students in Milton with a wide range of programs to suit every academic need. We offer all academic pathways, including International Baccalaureate, University, College, Workplace, and Community Pathway options.
CKSS offers a full range of program options for all students, including and extensive selection of Technological courses and SHSM programs, Cooperative Education, The Arts, Physical Education, and French Immersion
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. Additional resources are available on the Halton Region Youth web page.
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.
Safe Schools Action Team
CKSS is committed to having a safe school environment. Team members are Dean Lane (Chair), Stephanie Thompson, Matt Miller, Lynne Squires, Lesley Montgomery, Scott Nicholson, and parent & community partners, and students from iRespect and GSA groups.
CKSS takes action on bullying. For policies and procedures, please refer to the current CKSS Bullying Prevention and Intervention Action Plan Template and the HDSB Administrative Procedure for Bullying Prevention & Intervention.
CKSS is an Ontario Silver Certified EcoSchool, and is host to the Green Team: a club for environmentally-minded students who take action on related issues. Student recommendations for reducing your carbon footprint by Ramona and Dana.
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
About Craig Kielburger
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.