Our Programs

LOVE is dedicated to violence prevention through different fun and free programs. LOVE runs after-school programs in and outside of schools and hundreds of workshops annually for youth groups and youth workers.

After-School Programs

Media Arts Program is a free after-school program offering youth aged 13-18 a chance to create and express themselves through artistic mediums such as photography, film and writing. Youth use art as a way to explore anti-violence and social justice issues affecting them and their communities. Each session provides food, drinks, bus tickets, art supplies and there are 3-5 field trips planned per year.

Leadership Program is a free after-school program for youth who wish to grow their leadership, facilitation and artistic skills. Youth leaders are provided with opportunities to facilitate workshops, lead discussions and participate in public speaking events.

Violence Prevention Workshops

We host hundreds of workshops annually using anti-oppression and anti-violence frameworks while incorporating art-based activities as tools for expression.

Upcoming workshops

  • Circle of Sharing for Newcomers, Mondays 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Photography Short Course, Tuesdays 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Mental Health Summit with Jack.org
  • Training for IBPoC, Spring Break Weekdays 11 - 4 pm

Request a Workshop For a Youth Group

101 Anti-Oppression & Inclusion

  • Identifying forms of oppression and violence (including bullying)
  • Exploring the concept of the "staircase of oppression" and its implications
  • Collaborative discussions to develop proactive approaches to fostering inclusive communities

102 Anti-Oppression & Intersectionality

  • Understanding how intersecting identities can lead to marginalization
  • Build upon anti-oppression principles to develop an understanding of systemic barriers
  • Translate intersectional theory into fostering inclusive spaces and advocating for social justice

Cultivating Healthy Masculinities

  • Explore traditional notions of masculinity and their connection to violence
  • Take actionable steps into healthier and non-violent expressions of masculinity

Restorative Justice Practices

  • Introduction to restorative justice principles and practices as alternatives to punitive approaches promoting accountability, healing, and reconciliation in response to harm and violence

Healthy Relationships: Essential Skills

  • Defining healthy relationships, boundaries and exploring effective communication techniques within relationships
  • Analyzing challenging scenarios in relationships and brainstorming solutions
  • Engaging in group discussions and role-playing activities to practice healthy relationship skills

Request a Workshop For Youth Leaders, Workers and Educators

Understanding Anti-Violence Dynamics in Youth Contexts

  • Examination of the multifaceted dynamics of violence prevalent among youth
  • Analysis of underlying factors contributing to violence
  • Introduction to effective strategies for violence prevention, conflict resolution and intervention tailored to youth contexts

101 Anti-Oppression and Inclusion Tools for Youth Workers

  • Introduction to essential tools and frameworks for identifying and addressing oppression in youth settings
  • Hands-on exercises and case studies to equip youth workers with actionable techniques for creating inclusive and empowering spaces

Self-care and Boundary Setting

  • Understanding the importance of self-care for physical, mental, and emotional well-being and exploring various self-care techniques and practices
  • Recognizing personal boundaries, their significance and learning effective boundary-setting strategies
  • Interactive activities to practice self-care and boundary-setting

Creative Facilitation Training

  • Introduction to diverse approaches for conducting engaging and meaningful discussions, workshops, and activities with youth.
  • Exploration of creative methods for promoting active participation and dismantle power dynamics
  • Practical exercises and role-plays to develop dynamic facilitation skills and adaptability in diverse settings