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September
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April 2004 violence stopped being a word and became A CAUSE

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W.A.V.E. Standup! Newsletter

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November
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A few weeks ago I noticed the work being done by W.A.V.E. The title itself was captivating since it read “Working Against Violence Everyday.” I knew that this organization would be something I could relate to, especially since I have a personal familiarity with this topic.

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W.A.V.E. Empowering Youth Day

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June
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Eight unique young people were recognized and honoured at the 2011 W.A.V.E. Empowering Youth Day, on May 11th, at the Living Arts Centre. Five Louise Russo Youth Awards and three Leadership Awards were given to students between the ages of nine and 19, who took initiative to enhance their school’s or community’s safety. Guest speakers and performers shared their stories with over 1,300 youth, teachers, dignitaries and sponsors from across the GTA. Speakers included The Honourable David C. Onley – Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Rick Campanelli, Diane Dupuy, LaToya Rodney and Mark DeMontis. The speakers shared stories to encourage and challenge the audience to take charge of their lives through their daily choices and actions. “Believe that you can make a difference” says Louise Russo, creator of the grassroots not-for-profit organization, Louise Russo W.A.V.E. (Working Against Violence Everyday).

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Teaching Troubled Youth the Power of Talking

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June
1

The Globe and Mail Article By: Tim AlamenciakIt’s not easy to persuade boys to talk about their feelings, but that’s exactly what Lorenzo Colocado has been trying to do.For the past three years, Mr. Colocado, 18, has worked to establish …

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Former inmate unlocks her true potential

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March
21

Metro Canada – March 21, 2011 LaToya Rodney watched the door of the jail cell swing shut. She was only 21 years old. A life of anger and violence put her behind bars, but it was a turning point for …

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