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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

  • 10 September 2018
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Launch of the project “My story”

“My story” The Centre launched the project entitled “My Story“, which consists of a series of anonymous audiovisual testimonials made by individuals and families supported by the CPRLV. In order to create awareness of the consequences of radicalization leading to violence, some of the people supported by the CPRLV tell their story, for the first […]
  • 4 September 2018
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Captives (Embrigadés) in Montreal

Launch of the play Captives (Embrigadés) in Montreal The collective Les Pentures will launch its project, Captives (Embrigadés), for a tour in Montreal. Following a two-year-long collaboration between the CPRLV and the collective Les Pentures, the play Captives (Embrigadés) was created as an education and prevention tool geared towards school and community environments. Drawing its […]
  • 31 August 2018
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Awareness-raising workshop offered in Trois-Rivières

The Centre led an awareness workshop to a group of young people at the Maison de jeunes Le Transit in Trois-Rivières in order to learn to how to fight social exclusion through prosocial engagement. This workshop was offered by the team behind the “What If I Was Wrong? When We Talk, We Learn! » campaign.