CPN-PREV (Canadian Practitioners Network for Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence) is an evidence-based and practitioners-centered network established to bring forward Canadian leadership and develop excellence in countering violent radicalization. CPN-PREV supports best practices and collaborations among intervention teams, through sustained knowledge mobilization between researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and various community sectors.


We identify existing assets and examine the level of multisectoral collaboration through a Canada-wide interactive mapping of assets (training, prevention, and intervention-focused initiatives) in matters of violent radicalization.


We seek to reduce misinformation and improve the general public’s and practitioners’ understanding of the complex and quickly evolving contexts of violent radicalization, while promoting a non-stigmatizing approach.

Best Practices

We generate evidence-based best practice guidelines and related knowledge mobilization tools that address risk assessment in case management and prevention/intervention in matters of violent radicalization.


We strengthen collaborative resource development by and for practitioners across multiple sectors and disciplines, through capacity building. This is done by leveraging and connecting existing Canadian assets around joint interventions in matters of violent radicalization in areas of high need.


We provide training modules for practitioners from diverse sectors that are co-designed and tailored to their specific needs and contexts. We support local implementation and field test existing training programs, toolkits, and applications on prevention of radicalization.


We expand, improve, and increase access to the collection of best practices (in training, prevention, and intervention) tailored for Canadian practitioners, through a continuous knowledge mobilization process including diverse sets of outputs and activities.


A Field‑Wide Systematic Review and Meta‑analysis of Putative Risk and Protective Factors for Radicalization Outcomes

This systematic review, written by Michael Wolfowicz, Yael Litmanovitz, David Weisburd and Badi Haisisi, aimed at looking at different factors to know which are most important in radicalization outcomes. The authors quantified the effects of these factors and differentiated between those related to radical attitudes, intentions and behaviors. This publication helps to develop more evidence-based approach to risk assessment and counter violent extremism policies.

“50 ways to fight gender bias” – Card Activity and Videos

This card activity, accompanied by videos on gender bias, aims at encouraging group discussion and problem-solving in the workplace. Six short videos explain how women face and address the concept of intersectionality, i.e. how they experience multiple biases due to different aspects of their identity.

You can order the cards or use their free version online.