Job offer: Research Assistant – Urban Safety

The ICPC is looking to hire a Research Assistant – Urban Safety. Their tasks will include supporting the project manager in identifying and reviewing scientific literature, grey literature, reports, working papers, and strategic plans, reviewing, analyzing, and describing news and events related to urban safety and crime prevention, designing and implementing the consultation and citizen participation projects related to urban safety and the prevention of violence and crime, develop innovative practices in urban safety and processes of participation and multi-stakeholder co-construction and develop the knowledge base of practices, tools and strategies for members of the ICPC and its partners. They will be expected to collaborate in the collection and analysis of data, participate in the writing of reports and studies, and participate in the organization of conferences, international seminars, and other events.

The deadline to apply is May 31, 2022.

To see the full job offer: Research Assistant – Urban Safety

The visit of the delegation of the Carabineros of Chile at the ICPC

In the framework of the reciprocal cooperation agreement developed with its partner, the Carabineros de Chile, the ICPC received last week a delegation in Montreal in order to exchange on their approaches to build a common vision on crime prevention and on different policing approaches.   

During the week, we were delighted to welcome Mr. Felipe Orellana Martínez, Consul General of Chile in Montreal, for an exchange session on policing realities in Quebec and Chile.   

The ICPC and the Carabineros de Chile were hosted in Nicolet to meet with Mr. Pierre St-Antoine, Director General of the École Nationale de Police du Québec, as well as members to discuss approaches related to community policing and concentration policing.   

In addition, we had the pleasure of being welcomed by Mr. Fady Dagher, Director of the Service de police de l’agglomération de Longueuil for a meeting and field visit in Longueuil,  by Mr. Yann-Cédric Quéro, Chief of the Partnership and Diversity Division of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal for a meeting in Montreal, as well as  by the Sûreté du Québec and the Service du renseignement criminel du Québec for discussion meetings. 

Also, we had the pleasure to meet with Mr. Mathieu Parenteau, Director of America and the Caribbean of the Ministère des relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec for a Quebec-Chile exchange meeting on the themes of Quebec’s international action in the Americas and the reality of policing in Quebec.  

We would like to thank all the ICPC partners who made these visits and exchange sessions possible.  

Finally, we would like to thank our partners, the Carabineros de Chile; it was a pleasure to welcome them and accompany them with the objective of developing common activities favoring the development of more inclusive and safer societies and communities.  

ICPC organised a foresight activity

In line with the 2020-2030 Climate Plan and the implementation of Montréal’s Resilient City Strategy, the City of Montreal has decided to support the creation of resilience centres within its territory. This initiative, carried out through the Tandem programme, aims to equip communities to deal with issues of social justice, urban security, and climate change that can have a lasting impact on them.

In this context, the ICPC was mandated to provide methodological support to the project leaders and the team in charge of piloting the implementation of resilience poles in 5 sectors of the municipality: Ahuntsic-Cartierville/St-Laurent, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Saint-Léonard, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension and Rivière-Des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles.

With this in mind, on April 29, the ICPC met with the resilience agents, the pilot team, for a foresight activity in the context of the development of community resilience poles.

The purpose of this activity was to better understand the implementation of resilience clusters and the resilience agents over time, to put them in a situation where they were faced with different prospective scenarios, and to define the first milestones for the intervention of the clusters in the short, medium and long term.

We would like to thank all the resilience officers for their participation.

A Youth Strategy Action Plan developed by VSP

The borough of Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension (VSP) mandated the ICPC to develop an analysis of the causes identified and the existing protective factors surrounding the violence committed and suffered by young users of François-Perrault Park in Montreal. It is on the basis of the causes identified and the recommendations of the ICPC experts in violence prevention that the Borough developed its Youth Crime Prevention Strategy.   

In addition, VSP has granted hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund numerous projects by partner organizations that support young people aged 12 to 25 on its territory. All of the projects suggested by VSP are directly linked to the strategy, particularly in terms of the following objectives:  

  • To further promote social inclusion and participation of young people  
  • Promote positive role models and pathways to success  
  • Equip young people to manage their emotions and develop social and interpersonal skills
  • Strengthen parenting skills and competencies  

For more information, download the Action Plan here (the Action Plan is only available in French) 

Job offer : Communications Assistant – Summer 2022

As part of the Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages (YCWBOL) program, the ICPC is seeking to fill the position of Communications Assistant for the summer of 2022. Their tasks will include to assist the Communications Team in the implementation of the ICPC communications strategy, and to support the planning, management and promotion of the organization’s communications efforts to reach its target audiences. This is a cross-functional role that directly affects the organization’s activities before, during and after their deployment.

The objective of the summer employment activities is to provide the student with the opportunity to develop and evaluate their acquired knowledge in the field of communications in order to be able to apply it in a professional setting.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, the assistant will more specifically support two main projects:

– Promote engagement among members who have joined the organization’s network through the development of a long-term communication strategy (consolidation of the relationship with members, fostering exchanges, support, promotion).

– Support the organization of an international conference on the theme of safety in public transportation (mobilization of participants, online promotional strategy, writing and follow-up emails, organizing speakers’ travel, writing translation and revision of preparation documents)

The deadline to submit an application is on May 16, 2022. The deadline for applications has been extended to May 31, 2022.

To see the full job offer: Communications Assistant – Summer 2022

ICPC releases the first crime report in the Urban Agglomeration of Montreal

The ICPC has published its first report  on crime in the Agglomeration of Montreal. 

The report provides an overview of the offences that took place in the territory over the last few years, for the nineteen boroughs and fourteen related cities that make up the Urban Agglomeration of Montreal. It allows us, among other things, to know and understand the crime data collected according to the rules of the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR 2.2) of the Quebec Ministry of Public Safety, from 2015 to 2020. 

This report is divided into two sections with six chapters: 

- The first section presents the state of crime in Montreal and specifically addresses the evolving trends in crimes against the person and crimes against property, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the latter, as well as the spatial, geographical and relational dimensions of crime in the territory. 

- The second section focuses on specific issues of concern to policy makers.  

The chapters included in this section integrate an in-depth analysis of the components of offences related to the themes of sexual offences and conjugal and intra-family violence. 

Discover the report here

The report is only available in French.

A new Research Assistant joins the team

In April 2022, the ICPC welcomed a new employee to the team: Mikael Labrie.

Mikael, Research Assistant, has a bachelor’s degree in security and police studies from the University of Montreal and a certificate in cyber-investigation from Polytechnique Montreal. Before joining the team, he worked in the private security field. He is particularly interested in issues related to street gangs and organized crime in Montreal, as well as the phenomenon of radicalization, having completed an internship report on radicalization within the Canadian armed forces. Welcome to the team!

The ICPC took part in a CMCNP Workshop

On March 24, 2022, the ICPC was pleased to attend the workshop on the Role of School Professionals in the Prevention of Social Polarization and Violent Radicalization, organized by the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention.

A panel discussion highlighted some of the research and stimulated knowledge exchange to better understand and build school-based approaches to prevent social polarisation and violent radicalisation.

Among other things, this workshop allowed for interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder collaboration among participants to meet, learn from, and hear from practitioners and service providers in the area of social polarization and radicalization leading to violence, as well as school professionals (i.e. teachers, administrators, social workers, etc.) from across Canada.

We would like to thank the RMCPC for the invitation.

For more information: Video: School Professionals and the Prevention of Social Polarization and Violent Radicalization​ – YouTube