Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence
The Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence (Canada Centre) was launched in 2017 and leads the Government of Canada’s efforts to counter radicalization to violence. The Canada Centre’s activities include:
- Policy guidance including the development and implementation of the National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence.
- Promoting coordination and collaboration with a range of actors to respond to local level realities and prevent radicalization to violence.
- Funding, planning and coordinating research to better understand radicalization to violence and how best to counter it, and mobilizing research to front-line individuals working to prevent radicalization to violence.
- Targeted programming through the Canada Centre’s Community Resilience Fund to provide financial support to initiatives that aim to prevent radicalization to violence in Canada.
The Canada Centre does not manage, or advise on, individual cases.
National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence
On December 11, 2018, the Canada Centre launched the National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence. The National Strategy explains radicalization to violence and the destructive and harmful behaviours involved, and outlines the Government of Canada’s approach and key priorities in countering and preventing radicalization to violence.
Overview of Prevention Efforts
Prevention efforts can include activities to support individuals and groups pushing back against violent extremism, addressing terrorist propaganda and recruitment online, and rehabilitating and reintegrating individuals who want to leave violent extremism behind.
Intervention programs in Canada
The Canada Centre funds programs in Canada that can intervene with people who are, or at risk of, radicalizing to violence. Find out more about these intervention programs.
Outreach and Engagement
In Canada, the rate of people becoming radicalized to violence is relatively low compared to other countries, but even one violent act can result in tragic consequences for victims and inspire fear, hatred, and further violence.
The Canada Centre supports efforts designed at the local level, while informed by the best available evidence. This approach aims to prevent radicalization to violence in ways that are tailored to the needs and strengths of communities.
Community Resilience Fund
The Canada Centre provides funding to organizations that work to counter radicalization to violence in Canada through the Community Resilience Fund. Projects under the Community Resilience Fund will improve Canada's ability to address radicalization at the local level by supporting intervention research and programming, information sharing, and outreach activities.
The Canada Centre conducts, coordinates, and funds research in Canada and with leading international experts. Our focus is on action-oriented research that is practical and can be used by people working on the frontlines in Canada.
The catalogue provides information on terrorism and radicalization to violence research funded by the Community Resilience Fund and Kanishka Project.
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