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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 July 2018
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Visit at the Centre

The Centre hosted Kawser Ahmed, a researcher from the University of Manitoba, who is working on the role of community based organizations in countering violent extremism in western societies. This visit allowed an exchange between the experts on the prevention of violent extremism and violent radicalization leading to violence.
  • 11 July 2018
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Procedure for the reception and processing of requests for assistance

Centre’s procedure for the reception and processing of requests for assistance We invite you to read this chart in order to better understand how the Centre proceeds for the reception and processing of request for assistance. How do we evaluate the case? What is the development of an Individualized Service Plan (ISP)? What are our methods […]
  • 11 July 2018
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Training session offered in Beloeil

The Centre provided training on the prevention of radicalization leading to violence to a group of youth home front-line workers in Beloeil who requested a better understanding of the issue of violent extremism.