The Silence the Violence and Shun the Guns initative – Canada


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Learning about the Silence the Violence and Shun the Guns initiative

Read here about recent and past gang related violence in Canada.

“Silence the violence and shun the guns” is a Toronto based, anti-violence initiative to save primarily at-risk youth from all walks of life from turning to gangs for the love, acceptance and family that they feel they lack. In other words, we plan to recruit all at-risk youth into mentorship before they get recruited into gangs therefore, methodically reducing the gang population. Our anti-violence initiative was designed to target 10 year olds in North America. By identifying and reaching out to these at-risk youth, who responds to our appeal efforts, we plan to execute our solution by pairing them with mentors in the same careers they want to pursue and encourage adequate education in order to secure excellent careers. By purchasing every month one or several of the 40+ editions from our growing catalogue and related products, you are supporting a winnable cause which will become self-sustained because we will be encouraging those who were mentored into careers to go back into the communities they came from and recruit future generations. In addition, we believe by dispelling the negative image of people of colour, primarily Black males, in our publication must be the starting point in order to inspire everyone, especially our future generations, for positive action.  Why these mountains of facts about people of colour who has contributed to the building of Canada and abroad, is not receiving the proper acknowledgments and respect they deserve and it is not taught, Black history and anyone other than European and false Aboriginal history, in the schools at a federal level is disturbing. Society promotes Black males who excels in sports and/or most of them are involved in crime and/or violence.  This is simply not true.  We intend to uncover the facts, publish it and celebrate the good news for everyone’s best interests.  We actually have a plan to solve this problem oppose to most causes which just accommodates the problem and ask for more financial support.

Silence the Violence and Shun the Guns is a for-profit organization which is a N.G.O. and is not a charity meaning that if a branding executive accepts your money and you do not receive a copy of our publication(s) in return, your should notify us immediately so we can have it addressed immediately.  Please provide as much details of the transaction(s) as possible Example: Time, location, description of person, etc.. Our contact information can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

A requested receipt will be promptly issued by e-mail to the supporter who must first provide to our representative their business card and/or provide their first and last name and their e-mail address on the same day of the purchase of our product(s).

How the Silence the Violence and Shun the Guns initiative will be executed 

The battle to reduce gangs and violence is not easy because if it was, this problem would not have grown to the epic level it is at now. We are undeterred, even when racists, who we see at mainly the sports events and sometimes on the street, make inappropriate comments and harass us instead of stopping for a moment to discover that gangs and violence effects everyone, because we believe the battle is winnable as long as the right strategy is executed. Please keep in mind that we will be travelling in uncharted territories to win but the end result will be certainly better than anyone or organization has done before. There are several organizations that has and are trying to slow and reduce the number of gangs and its members and violence with primarily at-risk youth with no significant success. Currently there are over 30,000 gang members in Canada and 1.4 million gang members in the U.S. and unfortunately these numbers are growing.  Collectively they are losing this winnable battle so we need to redirect all our resources and efforts and take a different approach. Here’s how we envision how we can make a verifiable impact, efficiently and effectively:

-> 1) Create and build the brand – Dispel the negative stereotypes society promotes concerning people of colour, particularly young Black males, by highlighting people of colour who have done and are doing positive things in their lives by producing a monthly publication called “LEARNING ABOUT PUBLICATIONS” (LAP). Spread awareness and sell the growing catalogue of monthly editions mainly at Toronto’s major sports events, nearby subway entrances, major entertainment performances, inside government buildings and its properties, upscale areas and events and the financial district.  Why are we having a growing support of people?  Our mere presence, of mainly young Black males, who are always professionally dressed in business attire, enthusiastic, articulate, quick speaking presenters and the design of the editions has had wide approval.  Inside every edition, it is understood that gangs and violence effects everyone and we can reduce it only if we take the right steps to promote and encourage education and provide adequate support for the wide range of economic opportunities so that at-risk youth can seize them before they get lured into  gangs.  Bottom line, gangs are mainly an economic opportunity problem and for those who it effects are not aware that they could have the same chance to succeed in life just like others who does not have the odds stacked against them.  We are constantly fine tuning, updating our future editions and related material.  Although we have not stated it, in the field we are promoting young minorities in a positive light which explains the professional business attire requirement for our representatives.  Known as the premiere organization in our field, front line representatives for the Silence the Violence and Shun the Guns initiative are carefully selected and receive ongoing training and support. So far the response has been an eye opener with some of the most unlikely supporters stepping up which includes current and former adult gang members.  We are very interested and are eager to partner with any other organization which shares the same goals and objectives to address these problems we are faced with.  If you would like to apply to become a volunteer for our initiative, please click here.

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2) Recruit career mentors – With the ongoing relationship with N.O.D.’s growing clientele, economic stimulus advisors are trained to identify and suggest to clients to become career mentors.  In addition, N.O.D. is always looking for people who meets its mentorship profile standards and are prepared to commit to becoming a career mentor.  If you would like to apply to become a mentor for our initiative, please click here.

3) Change structure of business –  The form of business will be adjusted to operate as a registered non-profit organization.

4) Corporate sponsorship – Approach corporations for sponsorship commitments by placing their logo on the back of all editions. Our hope is at this stage the corporations has seen our representatives in the areas where we sell the monthly publication or had purchased at least one of our editions, recognizes the brand and has some basic knowledge about what our initiative is which should increase the chances to partner with us.

5) Offer career mentorship opportunities – Send out groups of representatives to all schools in North America, starting in Toronto, Canada and then the U.S., targeting 10 year olds, offering career mentorship opportunities primarily to at-risk youth. Mathematics tells us that the less potential gang members who are available to recruit, over time the numbers will naturally decrease by methodically executing our initiative and best of all, not a single bullet would have been fired.

6) Self-sustainment – With our encouragement, those who was mentored into careers will return to the communities that they came from and recruit future generations of at-risk youth. At this point, our involvement will continue to slowly decrease as the initiative will become progressively self-sustained.

7) Management – Gauge the results, continue to build and make adjustments as needed.

8) Eliminate racism – Fight for Black and the truth about Aboriginal history to be taught in all schools. Sign the online petition here.  Take it to the next level by teaching history, not “his story” from the inception of Canada to the present which covers anyone from any country who has contributed to the building of this country with the “Action for equality” initiative. “Equal rights and justice for all.” #ActionForEquality2015 #OurHistoryExposed2015

Question: What stage are we at?

Answer: Currently we are at number one with the projection of moving on to number two at the current rate is a few years. Practically all of our small, but slowly growing, number of representatives and volunteers are part-timers. Keep supporting us monthly and visit our webpage regularly to see our progress. We thank our past and ongoing supporters thus far.



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Learning about the Silence the Violence and Shun the Guns initiative

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Through this monthly publication, Negotiate on Demand (N.O.D.) has participated in dispersing little known historical facts about Canada all over the city!  This publication has been making waves all around the globe; visitors to Toronto from all over have been interested in and are requesting the publication – and when the public speaks, the public gets!  The main purpose to produce this publication is to highlight people who have done positive things in their life. Our hope is to inspire everyone for positive action, especially our youth. Violence against women, it is a fact that most gang members physically abuse their female partners and this must stop. In addition, to support the Silence the Violence and Shun the Guns anti-violence initiative in order to save all at-risk youth from turning to gangs.

Your free will purchase(s) of our products are mainly used for the overall management of the monthly publication, employing historians, educators, specialists, researchers, the cost of manufacturing the publication, distribution and to insure that you and others has easy and accurate access to motivating and inspiring content every month from LAP. In July 2011, we announced an anti-violence initiative where part of your purchase will be allocated to the “Silence the Violence and Shun the Guns” initiative. For complete details on how we plan to address anti-violence and to keep up to date on our ongoing efforts, follow us on our Facebook page. On this webpage you can receive this monthly publication and back issues anywhere in the world. N.O.D. even offers a monthly subscription for the intent seekers!

Every month LAP profiles loads of little known facts that you probably did not know. Over a 12 month period with LAP, you will learn a lot more about Canada, the country we love, than you ever did before. So get your copy of LAP every month so you can take a trip across Canada without leaving your home and be proud that you learned more about your country; arguably one of the most loved countries in the world!

Objectives: Every month, produce a Learning about Canadian Heroes publication to educate those who read it.

Goals: With a portion of your purchase(s) we plan to:

– continue to publish a monthly publication in order to highlight people of colour who have achieved inspiring accomplishments.

– develop a magazine.

– counteract the media’s negative portrayal of minorities, especially young black males, by creating a t.v. and radio program that highlights the positive achievements of the past, present and future (up and the comers). Reduce racism by teaching black history education.

– urge for minimum mandatory black history education in schools on a federal level. The teaching of the truth concerning Aboriginal history is also essential. In North America, the population no longer consists of Aboriginals and Europeans rather in cities like Toronto, there are cultures from all over world. These cultures, who some have been living in North American for generations, have contributed to the history and in a perfect world should have all history taught in the schools. We have been a melting pot of cultures for years and the history of all should be taught in schools. The teaching of all related history will reduce racism and crime. How can you appreciate or respect people if you don’t know who they are?

– visit all schools in North America, starting in Ontario, to educate at-risk youth about Black Heroes and employing an appeal and career mentoring strategy. Statistics show that over 80% of youth stay in school when they are mentored. Black students will be our primary focus so that they can learn about positive role models with the hopes that they will self educate themselves by reading more in general and will want to model themselves after some of the great Black people that they learn about. Since July 2011, anti-violence initiative called “Silence the Violence and Shun the Guns” has been in development. Right now an alarming number of young Blacks, especially males, are modelling their lives after rap artists who have gone to jail and then the same fate has happened to our young Black males. We need to save our future race by educating them on who they should embrace as their role models so they can go on to become the next great history makers as inventors, chemists, engineers, astronauts, etc.. Based on facts that we have gathered, we have learned that the more educated a person is, they lower the chances that he or she will find themselves in jail, shot or dead. Prime minister Stephen Harper’s solution of building super jails will only destroy some of our most brilliant youth which has and is our young Black males. You were not the cause of the negative history that the Blacks endured but with your purchase(s), you can become part of the positive remedy for the future.

– expand Learning About Publications to the global marketplace.

Don’t ever mistake the LAP for others. Just check the back of the publication and look for the exclusive sponsor, N.O.D..

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Although purchase(s) are based strictly at the supporter’s discretion, LAP places supporters into five categories based on the amount of the purchase. Here’s how we conclude what your purchase may tell to us:

– $25.00 for one edition – You are curious and want to learn more.

– $50.00 for two editions – You are pleasantly surprised and very impressed.

– $150.00 for six editions – You always have been and will be a proud Learning about Publication supporter.

– $300.00 for twelve editions – You want to make an impact and get all editions for the past year.

– $600.00 or more for twenty-four editions or more – You feel it is absolutely necessary that Learning about Publication education is offered to everyone.

Support LAP every month by purchasing at least one publication for $25.00 CDN each. Visit Facebook “Learning about Canadian Heroes” to like the webpage and view all the editions listed below:

3) Ultimate fighters

8) Hockey

12) Jackie Robinson

15) Opera

17) Canada Day and Our Heroes

19) Football

20) Olympics

22) Caribana

25) Canada’s Fallen Heroes

26) The 100th Grey Cup

27) The 100th Grey Cup Champions

33) Willie O’Ree

39) P.K. Subban

40) Canada’s Fallen Black Heroes

41) We the North – The Toronto Raptors 2014

42) Measha Brueggergosman

45) Gay Heroes

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49) The Ancient Black History Guide

50) Canada’s Aboriginals

51) Canada’s First Black Mayors

57) Canada’s Unsung Black Heroes

61) Black Canadian Scientists

62) Black Canadian Inventors


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