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.


Les algorithmes et la radicalisation : Entrevue avec Ghayda Hassan, professeure

« Is it possible to become radicalized only because of algorithms on the web? To watch one video promoting extremist ideas, then another, and another, until those ideas become our own? Professor and director of the Canadian Practitioners’ Network for Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence, Ghayda Hassan, calls for nuance: “One cannot be radicalized to violence and commit violent acts only through the action of algorithms.” »

*In French only

Christchurch Call

Past September 20th, the Leaders’ Summit of the “Christchurch Call to Eliminate Terrorist & Violent Extremist Content Online”, in which our director Ghayda Hassan participated, took place. A photo of the event has just been published where we can see our director in question sitting alongside Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, Emmanuel Macron, President of France, and Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2022

At CPN-PREV, we are proud to announce our participation in this year’s Eradicate Hate Summit taking place on September 19-21, 2022.

The Eradicate Hate Global Summit is the most comprehensive anti-hate conference in the world. It unites experts and leaders from around the globe, who are dedicated to eradicating all forms of hate-fueled violence. The mission of the Summit is to identify and implement effective solutions for collective change.