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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

  • 24 May 2018
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“What If I Was Wrong? When We talk, We Learn!”

The art of self-expression in Quebec As part of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, the Centre offered an awareness workshop in Quebec in order to discuss on issues related to that day.
  • 24 May 2018
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Presentation of the Embrigadés at Inter Intercollegiate Table

Presentation of the play Embrigadés The Centre and the collective Les Pentures presented the play Embrigadés at Inter Intercollegiate Table Intervention, a group of stakeholders from the college network of Montreal and its surroundings.
  • 23 May 2018
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Midday talk at the Centre: Embrigadés

Midday talk at the Centre: Embrigadés The Centre received one of the authors of the play Embrigadés, from the collective Les Pentures during a midday talk, in order to discuss its process of creation. The development of this play has been supported by the Centre in last years with the aim of developing a tool […]