Violence Prevention Charter Commitment

We therefore declare our commitment and intent to work in partnership towards achieving a just and peaceful country free of all forms of violence. We recognize that this commitment has real implications for our policies, programs, practices and actions. Our willingness to make this commitment indicates our sense of collective and personal responsibility for the present and future health, social and economic well being of Canadians.
This is to certify that on the 23 rd day of October, in the year 2017
Jeanne Sarson
Signed the Violence Prevention Charter and committed to the following actions to build a Canada free of violence.
I have been working for 22 years nationally and globally to have torture perpetrated by private individuals and groups recognized as a specific human rights crime. To date, the governments of Canada have failed to amend the Criminal Code of Canada therefore such torture, known as non-State torture, remains invisibilized as do those who are so tortured which begins with infants and can go on for years. So, unless torture by non-State actors is named on the agenda prevention will not happen as we cannot prevent what our society continues to deny exists. And based on my experience those who are perpetrators do not stop, rather they perpetrate multi-victimizations therefore because of social and legal denial and silence many suffer. Victimized persons may run to the street, be on disability, commit suicide, the costs are enormous. Thus, the national action plan to be effective must socially and legally acknowledge that non-State torture happens in Canada.