Upcoming Events


Past Events

Webinar: Understanding Hate – Interview with Experts

Date: January 21, 2021 from 1:30 PM to 3 PM (Eastern Time)

Join us in a discussion about hate, its impact, as well as the responses to it and efforts to prevent it.
The Canadian Practitioners Network for the Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence (CPN-PREV) and the Organization for the Prevention of Violence (OPV) is inviting you to attend our first webinar -in a series of webinars- where experts are interviewed to shed light on hate in Canada, as well as the responses of civil society and government.
Our first webinar will focus on (1) the manifestations of hate and hate groups in Canada, (2) the impact of hate on communities, and (3) federal government policy responses to this issue.

Get to know Stop Hate AB

Date: December 1, 2020 – 3:00PM-3:30 PM (Eastern Time)

During this second “Get to know…” event, Irfan Chaudhry will introduce Stop Hate AB, an initiative that aims to document hate incidents in Alberta, which usually go unreported, as they consist of non-criminal actions, contrary to hate crimes. The first 15 minutes of the event will consist of a presentation of the initiative. Another 15 minutes will be allotted to a Q&A question. 

From Coast to Coast: The Mapping of Canadian Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism (P/CVE) Programs

Date: December 8, 2020 – 12:00PM-1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

The Canadian Practitioners Network for the Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence (CPN-PREV) has recently conducted a mapping of secondary and tertiary prevention programs working in the context of radicalization and violent extremism in Canada and published an interactive map illustrating the key players across the country. This endeavor allowed CPN-PREV to:

  • Identify the main front-line players in the field of prevention of radicalization
  • Document key players’ practices & obtain an overview of their activities and reality on the ground
  • Better understand the challenges faced by Canadian organizations
  • Describe these organizations in terms of size, geographic location, sector of intervention, and the nature of their work.

During the event, we will present the highlights of the mapping research and the recommendations that resulted from it. Madison Reid, program manager of Shift BC will also share her experience and perspective on collaborations in the field of P/CVE in Canada.

Right-wing extremism, hatred and gender-based violence in Canada. What does research tell us about prevention and what are the pathways for prevention and intervention online and offline?

Date: April 29th, 2019, 12:30-17:00
Location: UQAM Pavillon SU, 1st Floor, Local SU-1550

The Canadian Practitioners’ Network for the Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence (CPN-PREV), in collaboration with the Faculté des sciences humaines of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and the support of the UNESCO Chair for the Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism (UNESCO-PREV), the Research and Action on Social Polarization Team (RASP), Project Someone (SOcial MEdia educatiON Everyday) and the Sherpa Research Centre, is pleased to invite you to the conference.


Developing Evidence-Based Guidelines to Promote Efficient Intervention. Two initiatives launched in Ottawa during Public Safety’s Mega-week

Date: March 21st and 22nd, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Canada

On March 21 and 22, 2019, the Canadian Practitioners’ Network for the Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence partnered with the UNESCO Chair on Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism to host a two-day workshop for the development of evidence-based best practice guidelines prevention and intervention, online and offline, in matters of violent radicalization.

Partnering in Practice: Preventing Social Polarizations

Date: November 30th – December 3rd, 2018
Location: 11613 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2H6

Conference Program

This conference was composed of two interrelated sections – the first section, Prevention in Practice, resembled a more traditional academic conference. The second section, Mind the Gap!, brought together practitioners from diverse sectors and youth leaders to engage in an interactive two-day exercise to facilitate connections and knowledge sharing between them. The activities were designed to create bridges by building trust between practitioners and youth as well as reflect on how our realities influence our personal trajectories by shaping our social identities.

Prevention in Practice: National & International Approaches to P/CVE 

The conference bought together leading scholars, practitioners, and policymakers engaged with violent extremism. The primary goal of this conference was exchanging theoretical understandings from multiple disciplines and good practices related to the prevention of violent extremism across different disciplinary and geographic contexts.

Mind the Gap! Youth and Practitioners Summit

Youth are heavily targeted by all forms of extremism and hate speech. Many have profound and at times life-changing experiences of discrimination and exclusion and have, in this sense, a deep, existential knowledge of the dynamics of hate and extremism. Mind the Gap! Allowed the opening of dialogue between youth and practitioners.

sectors such as funding agencies and academic based organisations.


Expert Days On The Prevention Of Radicalization And Extremist Violence

Canada Practitioners Network for the Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence (CPN-PREV)

Université du Québec à Montréal
Pavillon Adrien-Pinard (SU)
100, Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Qc H2X 3P2

March 19th, 2018    
Workshops to discuss training program development and evaluation.

March 20th, 2018 
Workshops to discuss the results of systematic reviews conducted by the CPN-PREV team and establish a guidelines development group.

Systematic review #1:
Extremist online content and violent radicalization.

Systematic review #2:
Programs that aim to prevent violent radicalization and disengage individuals adhering to violent radical ideas/behaviors.