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.


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.

The Skin We’re In

The Skin We’re In is a Canadian documentary , directed by Charles Officer, based in part on Desmond Cole’s essay of the same name. Through following Desmond Cole, the film documents the history and reality of racism against Black Canadians and provides a Canadian contribution to the “Black Lives Matter” movement. It illustrates the suffering that exists for many black people in Canadian white-dominated society, who still suffer from a set of systemic injustices and disadvantages. Cole asserts that anti-black racism is all-encompassing in Canada and that black people and their allies should be following the American example to dismantle the structures that continue to hold them back. 1

Mapping Online Hate

Mapping online hate is a project of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University. This project supported by Heritage Canada’s Digital Citizens Initiative. The initiative features interviews with experts and practitioners about online hate in Canada and Quebec more specifically.

In this particular interview, Ghayda Hassan talks about her academic, research and clinical experience in dealing with violent extremism and radicalization narratives online. (only in French)