Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence - Outreach and Engagement

Some of the most effective approaches to countering radicalization to violence involve collaboration across sectors. We are meeting with partners and stakeholders to share best practices, create networks and discuss how the Canada Centre can best support work at the local level.


The Canada Centre is developing a National Strategy for countering radicalization to violence. We want to hear from partners, stakeholders, and the public to help inform the priorities of the strategy and determine how we can work best together.


The Canada Centre is meeting with individuals and groups whose work can contribute to countering radicalization to violence in Canada. This includes, but is not limited to, the following groups:


Date Phase Supporting links

January – February 2018

Consultation: Stakeholders and the public will be asked to input into elements of the National Strategy.

September – December 2017

Outreach: The Canada Centre is meeting with partners and stakeholders to gather information on existing initiatives, lessons learned, and opportunities to work together.

Most meetings will be closed to the public, however if you are working in the field of countering radicalization to violence or if you think the work of your organization can contribute to preventing violent extremism, and would you like to meet with the Canada Centre, please contact us.

Overview of Prevention Efforts


The events below are open to the public and are opportunities to learn more about countering radicalization to violence and share your views. New events will be posted on this page or follow @Safety_Canada to stay up to date.


Date Event Details
December 1, 2016 Online discussion focusing on "Prevention – Current Trends and Interventions”

View the event on Public Safety Canada's Periscope channel

Expert panel:

  • Dr. Brett Kubicek (Manager, Research & Academic Relations, Public Safety)
  • Dr. Ghayda Hassan (Clinical Psychologist, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Université du Québec à Montréal and a researcher at the SHERPA Research and Training Centre)
  • Dr. Amarnath Amarasingam (Fellow at the George Washington University's Program on Extremism and Co-director of a project on Western foreign fighters based at the University of Waterloo)

9:00am EDT September 21, 2017

Expert Panel - Developing a national strategy to countering radicalization to violence (CRV)

Presentation and expert panel on Queen’s University study on “Violent Extremism in Canada and Abroad

Watch the video on Public Safety’s Periscope channel

Expert panel:

  • Dr. Brett Kubicek, Manager, Research & Academic Relations, Public Safety
  • Dr. Stefanie van Hlatky, Queen’s University
  • Detective Feras (Ish) Ismail , Peel Regional Police 
  • Michele Grossman, Deakin University, Australia
  • Marian Misdrahi, Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence, Montreal, QC

Reporting back

The Canada Centre is committed to reporting back on what we hear from our discussions. The following reports will be posted online:


Working Together

As part of our community engagement activities, we would like to hear from partners and stakeholders with an interest in informing the Canada Centre of relevant initiatives, discussing how we can work together, or sharing ideas on priorities for future work.

You can contact the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence at


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