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CENTRE FOR THE PREVENTION OF RADICALIZATION LEADING TO VIOLENCE


A WORD FROM THE DIRECTOR

Welcome to the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence’s website.

Violent radicalization is a troubling phenomenon. It is a serious social issue that poses a threat to our personal safety and our ability to live together peacefully as a pluralistic society. All acts of radical violence, no matter how dramatic they may or may not be, erode public confidence and destroy our collective ties. Innovative, comprehensive, and sustainable solutions are essential to ensure all members of society are able to play an active role in our communal efforts to fight and prevent such acts.

It was out of this vital need that the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV), the only one of its kind in North America, was born. Located in Montréal, Quebec, the Centre is a testimony to the public will to live together in harmony in a diverse social environment capable of respectful coexistence.

With this in mind, the CPRLV set as its primary mission the prevention of radicalization leading to violence and the provision of support to those affected, directly or indirectly, by the phenomenon. To fulfil its mandate, the CPRLV: works in partnership with community workers and organizations together with a broad range of institutions; develops specialized expertise and shares its knowledge and practical know-how; and monitors social changes linked to radicalization. The Centre is able to count on a professional, multidisciplinary team for the development and implementation of prevention strategies in the field, overseeing intervention, and the establishment of the necessary structures to ensure an efficient response to incidents involving radicalization.

This pooling of resources, knowledge and skills makes possible the belief in social togetherness sustained by a collective effort in which all members of society, irrespective of role or status, play a part in safeguarding mutual trust and the ideal of a dynamic, thriving society.

 

Herman Deparice-Okomba, Ph. D.
Executive Director

  • 17 January 2018
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Visit at the Centre

U.S. Consulate General in Montreal On January 17, the Centre hosted and exchanged with the Consul General Robert W. Thomas of the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal on the prevention of radicalization leading to violence. In addition to getting to know the new Consul General,
  • 17 January 2018
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CPRLV: Research Digest – January

RESEARCH DIGEST – January 2018 The “Research Digest” published by the Center for the prevention of radicalization leading to violence (CPRLV) aims to fuel the dissemination and sharing
  • 16 January 2018
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Training offered to Régional des maisons jeunes de Québec

Training offered to Régional des maisons jeunes de Québec This last January 10, in Quebec, the Centre gave a conference, with a testimonial, on right-wing extremism to the staff of the Régional des maisons jeunes de Québec (more information).