Our History

The Sheonoroil Foundation has existed since the late 1990s.  Following upon years of school research initiated by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, data returned indicated that violence in Nova Scotia public schools required immediate attention. A provincial Anti-Violence Symposium was organized in 1997 and the following year a substantial Anti-Violence Resource Library was sent to all provincial public schools and school boards. In 1999 the Sheonoroil Foundation was launched, with initial funding grants awarded in 2000.