TO ASK FOR HELP IN CONFIDENTIALITY
Montréal 24/7 : 514 687-7141        Elsewhere in Québec 24/7 : 1 877 687-7141 Or via our forms

WELCOME TO THE

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

  • 16 January 2019
  • /
  • News

« Stronger United »

« Stronger United » panel discussion January 29, 2019, marks the two years since the attack on the Quebec City mosque, at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. The CPRLV in collaboration with Corapprochement are organizing the panel “Two Years Later: What Have We Learned?“. Stronger United will offer an opportunity to discuss the importance of preventing hate crimes […]
  • 16 January 2019
  • /
  • News, Newsletter

Newsletter CPRLV – January

Read about our latest activities, projects, publications and events in our newsletter. January 2019   If you would like to receive our future newsletter by email
  • 16 January 2019
  • /
  • News

Lunch & Learn: WediActivists

Invitation to a Lunch & Learn: WediActivists The CPRLV promotes a range of prevention activities, the direction and content of which are designed to provide valuable tools to target audiences and actors affected by radicalization leading to violence. The CPRLV therefore invites you to a Lunch & Learn at its offices on Tuesday, February 5, from […]