About the Canada Centre

The Canada Centre leads the Government of Canada's efforts to counter radicalization to violence.

The Canada Centre's activities aim to complement national security and criminal justice efforts, as well as broader initiatives to address harms like hate and gender-based violence, and include:

The Canada Centre does not manage, or advise on, individual cases.

Radicalization to violence is a phenomenon that is not driven by any particular background, culture or religion. The Government of Canada is concerned with violent extremism in all forms, including ideologically motivated violent extremism (IMVE), religiously motivated violent extremism (RMVE), and politically motivated violent extremism (PMVE). The focus is on addressing the destructive behaviors associated with violent extremism, including their impacts on Canadians and communities.

National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence

The National Strategy outlines the Government of Canada's approach and key priorities in countering and preventing radicalization to violence.

National Expert Committee

The National Expert Committee is helping to ensure that the Government of Canada's approach to preventing radicalization to violence is informed by a variety of community-level expertise.

Established in February 2019, the National Expert Committee provides a non-government voice to support the work of the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence, including countering radicalization to violence (CRV) policy, program and research priorities, the implementation of the National Strategy on CRV, and evidence-based CRV best practices.

The National Expert Committee also provides advice and insight on key CRV issues, including those related to youth engagement, hate, social polarization, and systemic racism.

Contact Us

To contact the Canada Centre, please email: ps.canadacentre-centrecanadien.sp@canada.ca.

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