CPN-PREV aims to support all stakeholders in the field of prevention of violent extremism (PVE). PVE, being multisectorial by nature, involves the participation and collaboration of practitioners from a variety of sectors such as those included in the diagram below.

In order to better equip you and other practitioners from diverse backgrounds, we present here below a collection of tools and resources that might be useful for those who want to approach the prevention of violent radicalization from different perspectives.


Please note that although these resources have been published by members, network partners or other reliable sources, they have not been evaluated by CPN-PREV.

The tools provided below have been categorized along the following lines:

  • The users for which they are intended
  • Their objectives
  • The type of platform on which the tool is presented.

Please check the categories that interest you to refine your search, and find the tools that are more suited to your needs. You can check several categories at once.

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Addressing Online Hate

Description: The “Addressing Online Hate ” module developed by Project Someone and partner SERENE-RISC was launched on January 30th. This module was developed to enable libraries and community organizations to offer educational sessions and raise awareness about online hate.

CoVivre Program

Description: The CoVivre program addresses the inequalities faced by marginalized groups through initiatives carried out with key players in the community, education and health and social services sectors. CoVivre acts as a facilitator and as an accelerator of initiatives aimed at reducing socio-economic and health disparities caused by the pandemic. More specifically, CoVivre aims to inform, protect and support marginalized communities during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Greater Montreal area.

Ecole Citoyenne

Description: “Ecole citoyenne” offers intercultural courses during which students can express themselves freely in class. Normally, the school has little time to work on multiple identities, also because teachers and educators do not know how to do it. For this reason, “école citoyenne” allows to know and recognize identities and thus create a common culture in line with the civic values of equality, freedom, emancipation and mutual aid. In their project files, the focus is on the possibility of opening up a space for discussion for the expression of identity. Concrete projects can be found on their website below.

Educate Against Hate – Resources

Description: Educate Against Hate put together over 80 different resources, trainings and other activities helping teachers, parents and guardians to talk about topics related to discrimination, extremism, online safety or radicalization with young people and children. Each tool is described by key-words and can be downloaded as a pdf, word document or a presentation or visualized in the form of a short video.


Description: The City of Surrey’s Community Safety section launched a new website dedicated to helping parents, caregivers and other trusted adults build protective factors among Surrey children and youth to reduce their susceptibility for gang involvement.

Called Empower Surrey, the website aims to enhance the impact of the Surrey Anti-Gang Family Empowerment (SAFE) Program and is available in over 80 languages. It features information on Surrey’s unique gang landscape, how to identify and address risk factors, tips and tools to start early conversations with children and youth, and links to free prevention, intervention and enforcement programs available to Surrey residents.

Evaluation Guidebook: Landscape Of Hope

Description: The Landscape of Hope project team has released a guidebook to evaluating art-driven and resilience-based initiatives like their own, based on criteria developed by the Anti-Racism Action Program (ARAP) that prioritize the voices of Indigenous, racialized, and religious minority communities.

Expo-quiz junior “Éveiller l’esprit critique, parlons-en!”

Description: This primary prevention tool intended for 9-12 year olds aims to help practitioners in education-related fields and youth workers to discuss the issues and risk factors leading to extreme behaviors that can eventually lead to certain forms of radicalization.

* Content in French only

Extreme Dialogue

Description: Extreme Dialogue is a cutting-edge project designed to provide young people with the tools they need to challenge extremism in all its forms. Through a series of compelling films telling the true stories of those affected by extremism, with supporting educational resources, it provides a range of perspectives on how violence, exclusion and hate change lives. Designed to be delivered by teachers, other education or youth practitioners, external facilitators or young people themselves, the free Extreme Dialogue films and educational resources can be supported by training workshops.

Extremism, Radicalisation & Mental Health: Handbook For Practitioners

Description: This handbook is not meant to be used as a risk assessment methodology, nor does it seek to offer a quantitative measure of risk and vulnerability. It also does not seek to offer a position on the medico-legal implications of mental health contributors to extremism vulnerability/risk. Its sole purpose is to aid in qualitative assessments, formulation and intervention planning and it is designed to be used as an adjunct to the appropriate, existent risk-assessment methodologies, intervention and therapeutic approaches, and mental health and counter-extremism frameworks and processes.

Free Online Course on Cognitive Biases and Radicalization

Description: The course includes a 12 hour program that you can take at your own pace. Through a diverse mix of videos, reading materials and quizzes, you will learn about the role of automatic thinking in radicalization processes and how extremist online content can trigger cognitive biases. The course provides key information on radicalization and links it with our brain information processing, to better understand the mental processes that take place when people are confronted with extremist propaganda on social media.

From Hate to Hope – Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Description: In April of 2018, Global Affairs Canada awarded funding to the UNESCO-PREV Chair to create a massive open online course (MOOC) – titled “From Hate to Hope” that draws from cutting-edge research in multiple disciplines from humanities and social sciences to address strategies that build resilience against hate through the use of pluralistic dialogues. The resources showcased herein comprise of seven videos (each are available with English, French and Arabic subtitles) that were created as part of “From Hate to Hope” which feature the voices of experts in extremism, political science, psychology, religion, humanities, education, art-based pedagogies, sociology, media studies and computer science debating the multi-faceted nature of combating hate and designing effective primary prevention activities in scholastic as well as public spaces.

Guide Comprendre pour mieux agir

Description: This guide aims to inform teachers and school personnel about the phenomenon of violent radicalization and how to speak about it with youth.

“Le guide pédagogique Comprendre pour mieux agir, le présent guide poursuit deux objectifs. Dans un premier temps, il informe sur la radicalisation menant à la violence, notamment en sensibilisant le personnel scolaire aux multiples aspects du phénomène. Dans un deuxième temps, il présente les différents leviers qui existent en milieu scolaire pour promouvoir le vivre-ensemble, et suggère des pistes d’action et des outils. Ce guide donne donc au personnel scolaire les moyens d’aborder le sujet de la radicalisation à l’école.”

*Content in French only

How to address sensitive issues and radicalization? New CEFIR report

Description: The report “Radicalisation, sujets sensibles et coconstructions des savoirs: une recension des écrits”, details the different ways of dealing with sensitive topics, particularly violent radicalization, in CEGEP instruction. This report was produced as part of the research and prevention project “L’extrême-droite au Québec : Acteurs, idéologies et prévention”, by the CEFIR.

*Content in French only

How to talk about sensitive topics with infants, children and youth?

Description: As part of an inter-ministerial collaboration, three brochures, accompanied by video clips, were created by clinicians and researchers at the SHERPA Research Centre to help parents discuss sensitive topics with their children. The Centre was called upon in particular because of its expertise on issues related to social polarizations. The kit can also be useful to practitioners or people who work with youth.

*Some content is only available in French

Talking about violence in the news with small children (Video Tools)

Les enjeux de la médiatisation des tueries de masse

Description: This tool is intended to guide media professionals in their coverage of mass killings in order to monitor their impact.

*Content in French only

List of Resources on Online Hate

Description: This document lists 50 organizations that provide resources for practitioners who are looking for information on online hate in PVE/PVR. The scale of the listed organizations varies from large international bodies to smaller local initiatives.


Description: MASAR assists practitioners and policymakers in creating a plan for monitoring, measurement, and evaluation (MM&E) of P/CVE programs and projects.

Mediasmarts Educational Games

Description: Educational computer games that introduce kids to key ideas in media and digital literacy. These games are a great way to start a conversation on media issues in the home or classroom…

*Content in English only

National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence

Description: The National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence engages with a variety of actors from police to community organizations to identify and prevent radicalization to violence before tragedies occur. There is substantial knowledge, experience, expertise, and evidence at the local, national, and international levels to rely on in developing approaches to countering radicalization to violence. In this context, the National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence identifies areas where expertise and capability exist, and how the Government of Canada and its partners are investing to enhance our collective strengths.

Online Exposure to Extremist Content – Toolbox

Description: In this bundle, you will find a variety of tools made to synthetize CPN-PREV’s first systematic review, which overviewed and assessed the existing literature on online exposure to extremist content. Within these resources, you will find, the systematic review report itself, as well as pamphlets detailing the implications of the review’s results for both practitioners and decisionmakers. Another resource, available through this link, are two videos that detail both the results and recommendations of our systematic review.

OPV: A Grassroots Guide to Community Reintegration and Rehabilitation of Returnees & Their Children

Description: Public discussions have involved the returning of individuals and families who left Canada to join groups like Daesh in Iraq and Syria. OPV has prepared a short document that aims to provide recommendations and guidelines on the issues surrounding interaction with people returning from conflict zones, following involvement with extremist groups. The main goal is to offer practical advice on how to interact with returnees and colleagues from different sectors, such as media and law enforcement.

PrEval: Evaluation Designs for the Prevention of Violent Extremism

Description: PrEval (“Evaluation Designs for Prevention Measures – multi-method approaches for impact assessment and quality assurance in extremism prevention and the intersections with violence prevention and civic education”) is a research project focused on Germany’s evaluation needs and capacities in preventing violent extremism. The project aims at developing evaluation designs in close collaboration with its policy partners in the German federal government.

PROFILE – A Practical Toolkit to Understand Racial and Social Profiling and to Find Ways Forward

Description: This practical toolkit was commissioned by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and developed by Project Someone at Concordia University. Designed both for individuals and for groups, it gives a chance to understand issues related to social and racial profiling, unpack this problem in marginalized communities and consider some solutions and ways forward. It is organized around five central questions and teaches empathy and creative thinking.

Répertoire de ressources “Comprendre pour mieux prévenir : la radicalisation violente chez les jeunes”

Description: This document, developed by the RASP team at the SHERPA research centre, compiles resources of various kinds that can assist parents, teachers and professionals in their support of children and young people around the topics of difference, tolerance, identity, violence and terrorism.

Signs of Radicalization – Training by the Centre for Child Protection (University of Kent)

Description: The Centre for Child Protection is providing trainings to help young people keep safe online. Their training sessions were designed to raise awareness about online grooming and radicalization. By providing some simulation techniques, participants will learn how young people can be groomed for radicalization via for example online gaming. These sessions allow young people to identify where online grooming may be taking place. They also develop their critical thinking skills and are encouraged to stay safe online. There are questions to each Vlog to generate discussion, as well as worksheets to gather evidence of teaching and learning.

Toolkit for Social Workers

Description: This Toolkit for Social Workers has been developed for professionals who are working with underprivileged youngsters at risk of radicalization. The toolkit provides a brief summary of the theoretical background of radicalization and describes the main current streams of radicalist movements in Europe. The aim of the toolkit is to support social workers in the process of recognising youth who are on their way to radicalization and to present ready to use activities supporting the prevention of radicalization with a special focus on cognitive biases.

Toolkit for Teachers

Description: Here you can find a Toolkit designed for teachers working with students aged 15-18. The Toolkit comprises 11 units – an introductory unit about automatic thinking and cognitive biases and 10 units focused on ten selected biases. Each unit offers a set of activities, with printable worksheets, based on real-life examples from advertising, (social) media, political and social spheres and content developed by extremists.

Youth Engagement Resources

Description: Promoting Relationships & Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNET) offers a list of youth engagement resources on its website, including a webinar, toolkits and tip sheets. Several resources come from Wisdom2Action, a member of the CPN-PREV and partner of PREVNET.

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