Leave Out Violence Education is a new national leadership program for teens at risk. Both the Vancouver and Halifax regions involve a youth group of ten teens in media literacy courses. This has included writing and publishing the L.O.V.E newspaper, a photo-journalism project and now a four month video production program. LOVE was started in the mid-1990's in Montreal by a woman whose husband was murdered by a 14 year old.
The video project in Vancouver is based out of Video In and in Halifax, the Centre For Art Tapes. Paul Wong and On Edge were invited to give both media literacy workshops and to act as 'mentors'. On Edge put together a program of experimental shorts that were shown to both groups in Vancouver and Halifax.
The program coordinator Cec Wyss who was an On Edge intern several years ago funded by Heritage Canada. Cec Wyss is Aboriginal, since her internship she has been very active in her community as an arts administrator and an artist. ON EDGE has from its inception been a training ground for emerging cultural workers from diverse backgrounds.