CPN-PREV (Canadian Practitioners Network for the 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.


Preventing Violent Radicalization – CE Credited Training Sessions

CPN-PREV has been approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer a continuing education training program for psychologists. CPN-PREV maintains responsibility for the program. The continuing education activity consists of a three-part training program, for which participants can receive CE credits. If they attend the three segments, participants will receive a total of 10 CE credits, provided they are able to achieve the required passing grade for every segment of the training.

The first segment of the program took place on October 6, 2020. The second segment of the program will be held November 3rd, between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. If you want more information on the training sessions or want to register, click on the button below.

Hate Speech Coverup

Hate speech Coverup is a documentary produced by Indigenous Media as part of a 60-second documentary series, 60 Second Docs.

The short-film documents the work of Pier Paolo Spinazzè, a street artist from the city of Verona in Italy. Also known as Cibo, he has spent the past 10 years covering hateful messages with artistic murals of cheese, pastries and other Italian delicacies. The artist further explains that he fights ignorance with culture and beauty; and hate with love. Cibo asserts that his designs are an effective solution that brings joy to people passing by.

The documentary puts forward an innovative hate prevention solution, suggesting that combating hate can be a creative and enjoyable process.

More Tools

The purpose of the CPN-PREV is to support and equip all those involved in the field of the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PEV). To equip practitioners from different sectors, the team has recently updated its “Tools” section. This section offers different resources and tools to help you approach violent radicalization from different angles. Among the latest tools is a guide on the reintegration of returnees from conflict zones and their children, and a prevention tool for children aged 9-12.