ICPC participation in an IBCR youth evening

ICPC is proud to have participated in the event “Mieux prévenir l’exploitation sexuelle: Parole aux Jeunes!”, organized by the International Bureau for Children’s Rights (IBCR) on May 11 at the Centre PHI in Montreal.

The event gave a voice to young people and discussed the important issue of sexual exploitation of young people, particularly in the context of the current pandemic.

The event represented the culmination of two years of hard work by five groups of young teens from the Greater Montreal area who had participated in the “Parole aux jeunes!” project. Over 70 teenagers (aged 14 to 17) took a close look at the complex issue of sexual exploitation of young people, particularly in the context of the current pandemic. The teens shared their perspectives, exchanged ideas, and reacted to recent prevention campaigns in the province, in order to better understand the problem and make recommendations to combat this scourge.

Some recommendations suggested by the teens:

  • Partnership with a well-known Instagrammer or celebrity to raise awareness and make the subject less taboo
  • Training for parents
  • Explain to young people how to recognize toxic signs.

In conclusion, the ICPC is proud to have taken part in the event “Preventing sexual exploitation: Young People Speak Out” organized by the IBCR, and is committed to an ongoing exploration of mutual collaboration on similar themes, with a common concern for prevention.

ICPC collaboration in the PREVARM living lab project

The International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC) is pleased to announce its collaboration with Denis Lafortune, Professor of the School of Criminology at the Université of Montréal, and his team of researchers for the project “PRÉVARM: a living lab dedicated to the prevention of armed violence in the metropolitan area”. This innovative project aims to bring together key stakeholders such as the scientific community, organizations, community workers and people living in the Northeast of Montreal to experiment and develop innovative practices or approaches to prevent gun violence and maintain a safe environment for all.

The PREVARM Living Lab project responds to a crucial need for gun violence prevention in the Montreal metropolitan area. ICPC is pleased to participate in this ambitious project and to work with partners committed to creating a safer future for the Montreal community.