Since 1993, Leave Out Violence (LOVE) has helped youth challenged by the many forms of violence to build the skills and confidence necessary to change their lives and communities. LOVE was founded on the belief that youth challenged by violence can be agents of change, capable of transforming their own lives, investing themselves in their communities, and making the world a safer place. Leave Out Violence (LOVE) was founded in Montreal, and now has grown across Canada, with programs in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.


LOVE believes youth are the key to ending youth violence in our communities. Our mission is to reduce violence in the lives of youth and our communities by building a team of youth leaders who communicate a message of non-violence. LOVE Ontario provides media-arts and leadership training programs to youth who have experienced violence and trauma in high needs and underserved Toronto communities.


Leave Out Violence Ontario was established in 1996 and ever since, our programs have broken the cycle of violence in the lives of thousands of young people in our communities.

LOVE programs help young people overcome adversity and become successful through positive engagement, skill based learning and giving back to their communities. We believe that every young person can make positive changes in their own lives when offered support and opportunity.

Learn more about the history of Leave Out Violence and LOVE Founder, Twinkle Rudberg