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The Peaceful Communities Project was initiated as a follow-up to the 'Counting the Costs of Violence' forum sponsored by health agencies in October 1997 during the YWCA Week Without Violence. The Project's motivation is to work toward a broader understanding of what violence is by effecting a change in attitudes. This can then lead to positive behaviour changes and less tolerance of violence in our lives and community.

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Since 2002, Peaceful Communities has been bringing stories and news about violence prevention together on

The news offers a current resource for anyone interested in violence prevention at work, play, school or in your personal life.

Students fill suitcases to share
stories of their heritage

Students at a Peterborough elementary school community are looking into their cultural pasts to help themselves, their parents and community members, better understand and celebrate the diverse heritages represented at the school. Full Story
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