This sister organization to Bereaved Families of Ontario offers support to young people who have experienced a death in their family or circle of friends. Through support groups, one on one counselling, special events and an interactive youth website, this program is meant to create a safe, accessible space for youth.
This innovative, resident-led initiative focuses on empowering members of an online community who are witnesses or survivors of violent deaths, specifically youth and families of youth, killed by gun violence. Through a “mutual peer support model,” communities can eventually provide the compassion, resilience, and familiarity that are needed to address the aftermath of violence.
This website has links to the initiatives happening in Regent Park that oppose violence. It also includes a story about the Peace Garden.
LOVE is a non-for profit organization which teaches youth photography skills ties photography this to larger discussions on issues revolving around violence, creating positive images and creating messages in photos. Through critical discussions about photography, these youth are able to become leaders against violence.
The Sisters In Spirit initiative is a multi-year research, education and policy initiative funded by Status of Women Canada. The initiative is designed to address the disturbing numbers of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. Through the Sisters In Spirit initiative, the Native Women‟s Association of Canada (NWAC) aims to better understand racialized, sexualized violence against Aboriginal women and girls. This knowledge assists NWAC and other stakeholders to understand the root causes of this violence and identify measures to increase the safety of Aboriginal women and girls. Through the Sisters In Spirit initiative, NWAC works to honour the women and girls who have been lost to violence and remember those still missing.
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