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Leave Out Violence (LOVE) Society BC

Since 2000, Leave Out Violence (LOVE) Society BC has been delivering award-winning youth-driven, media arts-based violence prevention and intervention programming to youth who face multiple barriers. LOVE youth use media arts to document their experiences and share their views of the world, and build leadership skills to break the cycle of violence in their lives and communities.

  • Status:
  • Main Communities Served:
    Homeless, Youth, 13-19 years 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    British Columbia 
  • Languages:
    English, We welcome and aim to accommodate all languages. 
  • Arts Focus:
    Media Arts (Film, Photography and Journalism), Multidisciplinary Arts , Visual Arts 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    LOVE BC is a violence prevention organization that provides media arts and leadership workshops to youth between the ages of 13 to 19. Youth attend weekly after‐school programs, and gain leadership skills by engaging their communities and co-facilitating community workshops. During the LOVE programs youth make friends, and develop multimedia and media literacy skills. Personal experiences of violence are discussed using media arts and through experiential activities and also linked to the larger societal picture. All programs are completely free and LOVE provides bus tickets and hot meals for every session. Additionally, LOVE‘s office space is a drop-in youth space from 2-5PM on Monday to Thursdays. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    To break the cycle of violence in the lives of young people and in our communities by building a team of youth leaders who communicate a message of anti-violence. 
  • ArtBridging Section:
    Mentorship, workshop opportunities, project collaboration, community partnerships, resource sharing, staff training, event collaborations.
  • Additional Info:
    We use a broad youth-driven definition of violence, which allows for issues such as self-harm, substance use, cyber-bullying (cyber-violence), physical and emotional violence, stigmatization and marginalization, as well as racism, sexism, homophobia and all other forms of intentional exclusion, to be included in our conversations about violence. 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Omar Chu, Office Coordinator 
  • Phone:
    (604) 709-5728 
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  • Address:
    2455 Fraser Street
    Vancouver, BC  V5T 0E6 

Last updated on 2019-04-15 14:00:03. Photos credit of: Leave Out Violence (LOVE) Society BC - Submitted by: Omar Chu, Office Coordinator, Leave Out Violence (LOVE) Society BC