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The CPRLV offers pedagogical content that combines theory and practice, allowing both professionals and interested citizens to become familiar, at different levels, with the themes of radicalization leading to violence and hate motivated acts. Participants to the CPRLV’s trainings, conferences and webinars will find the andragogical approach that has made the CPRLV’s pedagogical content famous, in a participatory format adapted to their reality. Our training sessions include simplified theoretical presentations, activities and discussion forums.

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Polarized and polarizing debates: How to address sensitive topics in an educational context

DATE: October 13th, 2022

The primary objective of this webinar will be to provide participants with a forum on sensitive issues in the educational context. While Quebec, like other Western nations, is marked by certain political and social issues that are increasingly polarized, the webinar will also be an opportunity to equip educational actors to address these delicate conversations with their students. Various inclusive and constructive pedagogical practices and postures will be presented, in order to allow youth workers to create open and safe spaces for dialogue with youth. 

Specific Objectives : 

  • Know the concepts of radicalization leading to violence and hate-motivated acts 
  • Discuss the issue of sensitive topics in educational settings 
  • Delineate the issues and effects that certain topics may have on students 
  • Sharing helpful postures on the issue of polarized and polarizing debates in educational settings 

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Environmental issues and social polarization

DATE: November 17th, 2022

The main objective of this webinar is to examine the question of social polarization through the lens of environmental issues. Indeed, the issue of climate change, or more broadly, of political ecology, seems to create within society forms of ideological polarization between citizens or between the different political forces that take up this issue. Environmental polarization is therefore the central topic of this webinar, which will allow participants to question the different dimensions of this phenomenon and its manifestations.   

Specific Objectives : 

  • Define what social polarization is 
  • Establish an overview of the environmental issue in the political sphere 
  • Examine different ideological perspectives and their relationship to the environment 
  • Analyze the different manifestations of social polarization related to environmental issues 
  • Distinguish the vulnerability and protection factors in the face of social polarization   

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Hate-motivated acts: Intersectional perspectives

DATE: December 8th, 2022

Hate-motivated acts are becoming more prominent in our societies. However, some groups are more likely to be targeted by hate-motivated acts than others. Members of one or more stigmatized and marginalized groups are at increased risk of experiencing hate. The purpose of this presentation is to look at the causes and consequences of these differences in lived experiences. In order to do so, it is important to explore some of the conceptual underpinnings; namely, the notions of vulnerability, victimization and intersectionality. In doing so, it is possible to arrive at a better understanding of the different lived experiences of hate. 

Specific Objectives : 

  • Define important concepts  
  • Illustrate the factors leading to differential experience of hate 
  • Analyze the individual and social consequences of hate 
  • Recognize behaviors to avoid and helpful practices to promote dialogue with targeted individuals    

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And more to come!

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“This webinar helped me understand the mission of the CPRLV and how the Centre views the complex concept of radicalization.”

– Participant in the webinar “Radicalization Leading To Violence : What Are We Speaking Of ?”

“This webinar helped me learn more about the initiatives being undertaken to counter online hate.”

– Participant in the webinar “Borders of Hate: Defining and Preventing Extremism in the Digital Era”

“As a result of this webinar, I am better equipped to listen to and welcome people putting forward conspiracy theories in my circle.”

– Participant in the webinar “Engaging Dialogue with a Person Who Adheres to Conspiracy Theories”

“The information shared on this webinar clearly makes me want to learn more and better understand different ideologies.”

– Participant in the webinar “Right-Wing Extremist Movements in North America: Current Realities and Evolutions in Quebec”

  • 24 August 2022
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New employee!

As Mobilization Project Manager at CPRLV, Cloé Daguet is responsible for developing the organization’s mobilization and partnership strategy. She acts as a resource person for the various groups and regional consultations. Cloé holds a master’s degree in international relations from the École des Hautes Études Internationales in Paris and returned to the University of Sherbrooke […]
  • 10 June 2022
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The CPRLV team is growing!

We are pleased to announce the arrival of three new employees into our team: Vicky Laprade joins the team as a Research Advisor. She provides scientific support for the content of projects and tools developed to prevent violent radicalization and hate-motivated acts. Vicky holds a B.A. and an M.A. in History from the Université du […]