“I Gave Backpack!” Campaign

UPDATE - Sept. 5, 2018: We exceeded or goal! THANK YOU for your support!
Our target was 200 backpacks and we surpassed that goal with 275 backpacks funded! Thank you to everyone who supported this initiative. Elementary children in need in the Niagara region will have backpacks stocked with supplies and snacks to begin this year's educational journey. Maybe a future safety professional is among them!


Census information released by Statistics Canada in 2015 shows that nearly 1.2 million children across Canada were living in low-income households, representing about 17% of all Canadian children. In Ontario, the percentage of children under the age of 18 living in low-income households was 18.4%.

CSSE's goal is to give back to the local community in which our annual PDC is being held, namely the Niagara Region in 2018, where there are many high need schools, particularly elementary schools.

How to get Involved:

There are two ways to get involved with CSSE’s “I Gave Backpack!” initiative:

  1. Individual Support
    Individuals may support between 1 and 9 backpacks at $25.00 each. Individual supporters will be recognized on a custom card inserted into each backpack they have supported and on a large Thank You sign displayed at the PDC in the backpack assembly area.

    If you wish to provide individual support, please visit the “I Gave Backpack!” funding page.

  2. Company Sponsorship
    Company sponsorships are available at levels (or “Grades”) designed to fit any budget, as follows:
    Grade 1:   $250    (10 backpacks)
    Grade 2: $500    (20 backpacks)
    Grade 3: $800    (30 backpacks)
    Grade 4: $1000    (40 backpacks)
    Grade 5: $1250    (50 backpacks)
    Grade 6: $1500    (60 backpacks)

    Company “Grade” sponsors will receive the following recognition:
    • Recognition in campaign communications
    • Mention in communications with District School Board of Niagara and the Education Foundation of Niagara
    • Listing on CSSE website as supporter of campaign
    • Listing on sponsor recognition signage and PPT loops at PDC
    • Listing in CSSE’s Mobi Guide
    • Recognition as supporter in CSSE’s e-newsletter, CSSE & Beyond

    If you wish to secure a company sponsorship, please download and complete the “I Gave Backpack!” Sponsorship Agreement.

    If your company is interested in an in-kind sponsorship by providing necessary items to be included in the backpacks, please contact Terry Cunningham at [email protected].


Thank You to Our Sponsors

CSSE Hamilton Chapter
Columbia Southern University
Forbes Bros Powerline Construction
O'Reilly Health and Safety Consulting
The Redlands Group
University of Fredericton


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