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.

Conflict in the Middle East: Mitigating the impacts in Quebec schools

Description: The violence taking place during recent events in the Middle East arouses feelings of horror, fear, sadness and anger not only among families and young people in communities involved nationally or religiously, but more broadly among all Quebecers. This situation can cause or fuel interpersonal and intercommunity tensions in schools. This short document from RAPS offers ways of understanding and taking action to support young people affected by the situation and to preserve a cohesive school climate.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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