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PEACE PROJECT SHOWCASE
Date: August 18, 2006
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Where: Eastview Community Centre
KEEP THE PEACE NOT THE HEAT
For more information call The Students Commission at 416.597.8297
PEACE Public Education And Crime Eradication
Free food, Prizes

This is layered.
The P.E.A.C.E. Project is an initiative of the Toronto Police Service and is supported by funding from the provincial government. From the Peace Project website:

This comprehensive initiative targets gun use and gang activity among those directly and indirectly involved, in an effort to increase the safety of our communities. Through education, prevention and enforcement techniques, PEACE will accomplish the following objectives:

  • Remove guns and weapons from the hands of young people
  • Educate youth on the grave dangers of gang involvement
  • Support the safe termination of gang membership
  • Enforce the laws when violations occur

These objectives will be met with the involvement of young people and the support of our community and educational partners.

The young people currently fronting it are from Tiny Giant/The Students Commission. From their website:

Tiny Giant Magazine/The Students Commission (TG/SC) is a diverse, global-minded [charitable] organization that is run by youth for youth across Canada. We strive to create opportunities for engagement and growth through innovative and educational processes and products.
We accomplish our mission through Implementing relevant interactive workshops, hands-on training, youth-driven conferences…
Our products are purchased by Ministries of Education, and many of our projects are executed under contracts to the Canadian federal government and to corporate supporters.”

Partners in the Peace Project include:

  • Empowered Student Partnerships a “youth guided initiative” that is in turn partners with the Toronto Police Service, the four district school boards of Toronto, ProAction, Cops & Kids, the Canadian Safe School Network and the City of Toronto.
  • Leave Out ViolencE (LOVE) “LOVE is a program that prevents youth violence by training youth to lead a movement against it. It was started in 1993 by a woman named Twinkle [Rudberg], whose husband was murdered by a 14 year-old boy [in 1972].”
  • Operation Springboard, “an Ontario charity working to help people fulfil their potential and participate fully in their communities… founded in 1969. We assist persons involved in the justice system, individuals with developmental disabilities, those needing employment and the homeless.”
  • Toronto Child Abuse Centre (TCAC) “offers programs and services to more than 1000 children, youth and their families to prevent abuse or provide support when abuse or violence has occurred.”
  • Argos Foundation-Stop the Violence “focuses on a clear set of goals: to unify a shaken city, to respond to the violence with constructive actions and to strengthen the city’s resolve.”

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