How we Started
The Dapo Agoro Foundation for Peace was created in memory of Dapo Agoro, a promising young man who was murdered after intervening to hault a fight. He died trying to make peace.
How to Help
How can I help? You can help by educating yourself and others of the rise in youth violence, as well as becoming a volunteer, sponser, or donating!
Become a Volunteer or Sponsor
Become a vital part of the Dapo Agoro Foundation, your help and support will help youth and the community to fight against the rise of youth violence.
The Dapo Agoro Foundation for Peace - Blessed Are The Peacemakers
Agoro family receives Ontario Victim Services AwardAvailable in a downloadable .PDF
Excerpt: The family of a 19-year-old young man who was stabbed to death while trying to break up a fight in June 2002, was honoured during a ceremony at Queen's Park on Tuesday...
Words of SympathyAvailable in a downloadable .PDF
Excerpt: We are here to honour before God the memory of an outstanding and much loved young man.Dapo was about to graduate from high school, where he was an excellent student...
Victim Impact StatementAvailable in a downloadable .PDF
Excerpt: Your Honour, people always say, “I know what you are going through and feeling”. But no one can really know what we are going through, each person’s experience and reaction...
Lester B Pearson NewsletterAvailable in a downloadable .PDF
Excerpt: In partnership with home, parish and community, the Ottawa-Carleton Catholic School Board ensures that the teachings and values of Jesus Christ are integrated in all...
Murder victim's parents angered over retrial ruling.Available in a downloadable .PDF
Excerpt:It's been almost five years since Dapo Agoro was stabbed to death in a Byward Market dance club, robbing Bashir and Biola Agoro of their only son. They thought their ordeal...
Senseless tragedy will not end with sentence.Available in a downloadable .PDF
Excerpt: “It’s a hell of a thing killing a man. You take away all he’s got and all he’s ever gonna have.” – Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven. It’s probably been at least 10 years since I’ve seen...
The triumph of the human spirit.Available in a downloadable .PDF
Excerpt: Somewhere in heaven Dapo Agoro is smiling – pleased at the effort put in by his comrades in arms on the Lester B. Pearson senior boys soccer team this past Wednesday...
Time: 12 PM - 6 PM
Location: Blackburn Community Park, 190 Glen Park Dr. Ottawa, ON. (Behind Metro)