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Approach

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APROACH

The Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV) is unique in its approach, which favours prevention over repression, psychosocial counselling over prosecution and social ostracization. This multi-sectoral preventive approach reflects a desire to offer the possibility of responding to violent radicalization in ways other than via the police or criminal justice system.

The CPRLV‘s multi-disciplinary team enables the Centre to address all facets and ideological manifestations of radicalization. The CPRLV rejects stigmatization of all kinds, and seeks to prevent all forms of radicalization leading to violence, including hate speech and hate behaviours.
By placing education, public awareness, and prevention at the heart of its approach, the CPRLV seeks to strengthen the resilience of society’s most vulnerable individuals and to promote social togetherness. It is able to rely on the support and collaboration of community and institutional partners as well as of social and health services, which enables it to provide a remarkable breadth of intervention in the field. This vital cooperation is governed by official protocols ensuring a balance between prevention and security is maintained in a fully transparent manner.

The CPRLV is entirely autonomous from a strategic or operational perspective, thereby ensuring the confidentiality and anonymity of the Centre’s support services, which are available to everyone: persons directly affected by radicalization, their family members or friends, witnesses of incidents of radicalization, and anyone else concerned by the issue.

To ensure it has maximum impact, the CPRLV also concentrates on developing of a broad range of resources (training programs, workshops, documentation, tools, etc.) as well as on research planning. Mindful of the importance of using empirical data and recognized scientific expertise as the basis for any action, the CPRLV has chosen to be actively involved in research development and knowledge dissemination.

  • 19 July 2019
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Upcoming conference in Montreal

The CPRLV will participate in a conference on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 entitled “Avons-nous gagné la bataille contre la radicalisation menant à la violence au nom de l’islam ou du nationalisme en France et au Québec ?“. This conference is part of the 32ième Entretiens Jacques Cartier : le rendez-vous France x Québec Enjeux sociaux et économiques. During this […]
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Training session offered at the CPRLV

Continuous training and updating of the CPRLV team’s knowledge on the theme of extreme right-wing extremism in Canada and Quebec.
  • 18 July 2019
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Workshop on identity, ideology and pro-social engagement offered in Montreal

It was a pleasure for us to have the opportunity to give our workshop “The Art of Expression” again at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, this Friday, July 12. This workshop is part of our campaign “What If I Was Wrong? When We Talk, We Learn!”, under the theme “I fit in here”. About […]