The Mapping


CPN-PREV aims to promote best practices for risk assessment, prevention, and intervention in matters of violent radicalization, as well as to develop a coordinated network of multisectoral practitioners. To develop this network, a Canada-wide mapping which identifies existing assets and examines levels of collaboration among professionals and sectors is therefore necessary.

To do so, the CPN-PREV team will:

  • Conduct a 4W (Who is Where, When, doing What?) mapping of existent Canadian initiatives and teams who are involved in training, screening/assessment, or prevention/intervention in matters of violent radicalization;
  • Document each initiative in terms of size, structure, content, model, and costs;
  • Document the level and nature of existing multisectoral collaboration.

Like other countries, prevention/intervention programs exist in Canada, but there is little if any information on location, size, structure, and components of these initiatives. Being able to map and identify Who (e.g., individuals, institutions) is Where (e.g., geographical zone), When (e.g., time frame, the moment of intervention), doing What (e.g., detailed description of activities and of target population) in Canada is highly valuable as it will:

  • Provide a visual “snapshot” of the size, extent, structure, and nature/content of the existing assets across cities and provinces/territories in Canada;
  • Provide a systematized way of updating and observing changes in these assets across space and time;
  • Identify gaps, both geographical and structural, in these assets;
  • Provide information on multidisciplinary and multisectoral coordination;
  • Enable a more efficient referral system by making information available about initiatives in each targeted area and for all those who need it;
  • Improve the transparency of the mapped assets, which allows policymakers to identify gaps in documentation and suggest a structured documentation process made accessible for review by government and non-governmental agencies;
  • Improve possibilities to review the patterns of practice and draw lessons for future responses.