Crime prevention: The ICPC shares its expertise at the First Inter-American Conference on Crime

The ICPC had the privileged opportunity to take part in the First Inter-American Conference of Crime Observatories and Analysis Centres, hosted online from November 21 to 22, 2023.  

Organized by the Department of Public Security of the Organization of American States (DPS/OAS) and the Latin American Institute for Security and Democracy, and attended by almost 150 participants, stakeholders from research organizations and political and legal institutions discussed new methodologies, tools and public policies to combat the rise in insecurity and all forms of crime in the Americas.  

It was in this context that Oscar Figueroa, strategic consultant for Latin America at the ICPC, moderated the discussion on the impact of different tools used in the application of geospatial analysis in the prevention of violence and crime.    

This participation enabled the ICPC to meet organizations involved in violence prevention and also to reaffirm its mission to fight crime by learning more about the different tools and practices used internationally.   

Thank you for the invitation.

The ICPC attended an event organized by the IBCR on justice adapted to children

To celebrate the World Children’s Day, on Monday 20 November we had the pleasure of attending an event organized by the International Bureau for Children’s Rights (IBCR), which featured two panels on justice adapted to children

Organized at the Maison du développement durable in Montreal, this hybrid event, attended by almost 150 people, provided an opportunity for various national and international specialists to discuss new practices and solutions for combating the privation of freedoms and the lack of application of justice adapted to children’s rights around the world.   

It was also the opportunity for the ICPC to connect with its partner and network, with whom we are working on a project to develop a second line of sexual exploitation prevention services for youth aged 12 to 25.  

Thank you for the invitation! 

A new employee joins the ICPC team!

With a PhD in geography from the University of Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne since 2004, Djibril Diop has been a professor at the School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture, since 2007, and at the Department of Political Science, since 2018, at the University of Montreal. 

Previously, Dr Diop was a research manager for a better operationalization of the concept of Proximity Security Governance (PSG) in Senegal before becoming, between 2019 and 2020, the Principal Consultant for the Senegalese National Gendarmerie as part of the preparations for the Presidential Council on Internal Security (2019-2020).  

Throughout his career, he has focused on development challenges, urban management and governance, particularly in the fields of security and the environment. 

For more information on his career path

Welcome to the team! 

The ICPC participated at the 2023 PNI Fall Coordination Meeting

On November 1, Ann Champoux, Director General of the ICPC, took part in the 2023 Fall Coordination Meeting of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network (PNI) in Vancouver. This participation is part of the ICPC’s mission within the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).   

The objectives for achieving the Kyoto Declaration’s sustainable development programme on promoting crime prevention, by 2030, were central to the discussions.  Members also discussed their organization’s recent activities and projects to counter international crime.  

Ann Champoux (ICPC) and Dr. Peter German, KC, PhD (ICCLR)

As part of this mission to Vancouver, it was also an opportunity to attend the “Combatting Crypto Crime” Colloquium organized by the Vancouver Anti-Corruption Institute (within the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy) on November 2. Various experts in criminal justice, commercial law, and international financial crime discussed the challenges and risks represented today by the use of cryptocurrencies on various international markets.    

Solutions such as better governance to prevent fraud and money laundering, as well as strengthening the legislative framework, were presented in order to regulate the use of cryptocurrencies in the coming years. 

The ICPC attended the 2nd Montreal Forum on Combating Armed Violence

We were pleased to be invited, on October 25 and 26, to the second edition of the Montreal Forum on Combating Armed Violence, organized by the City of Montreal and the Montreal Police Service (SPVM).

This Forum was an opportunity for nearly 150 participants, including many representatives from institutions and community organizations working in the field of health, safety and school sectors, to assess the state of armed violence in Montreal, with a focus on joint commitments and concrete prevention initiatives in the public environment, as well as in city neighbourhoods and schools.     

The event addressed a range of issues, including the public health approach aimed at protecting the health of individuals who are victims of violence, the fight against all forms of online violence, the dangers of cyberspace and more.    

Also, in order to promote the Montreal model for a safe city implemented in February 2022 by the city and the SPVM, which includes the active participation of youth, the Forum provided a platform for the dissemination of projects “By and for young people” from a number of Montreal associations and organizations, which provided insights into solutions to combat armed violence.   

Thank you to the City of Montreal for the invitation! 

Discover our new Media Centre on our website

We are thrilled to introduce our new Media Centre, which features all our media appearances in Quebec, Canada, and internationally.   

In this section of the website, you can have access to our press review since 2020, highlighting the work of the ICPC (publication releases, special reports, expert interviews, major projects, conferences, etc.), as well as our press releases.   

Media requests:   

The person in charge of media relations will respond to your request as soon as possible. Please send your contact details and the purpose of your request to the following address: (to Vanessa Reggio, Director of communications and public relations).  

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The ICPC participated at the annual conference of the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention

From October 23 to 25, 2023, we had the honor and pleasure to take part in the annual conference of our partner, the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention (CMNCP), in Regina, Saskatchewan, which focused on  “Community Safety. Together. Igniting Change”. 

This event, attended by nearly 150 people, was an opportunity for Canadian urban safety stakeholders, university executives, and representatives of Canada’s First Nations, as well as urban and rural municipalities, to discuss new safety practices in terms of governance and prevention locally and internationally.

Ann Champoux (ICPC) and Irvin Waller (consultant)

This event was a great opportunity to meet with key community representatives. Ann Champoux, Director General, met with Irvin Waller, former Director General of the ICPC, retired professor of criminology at the University of Ottawa, and renowned consultant in fighting crime throughout the world. This was also an opportunity to continue our collaboration with some of our partners and collaborators, among them Felix Munger and Audrey Monette, Director General and Director of Projects and Research at CMNCP. 

Ann Champoux (ICPC), Felix Munger and Audrey Monette (CMNCP)

Thank you to the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention for the invitation and to all the collaborators and partners for the constructive discussions. 

Our local safety audit for the borough of Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension highlighted in the news

As part of our local safety audit for the Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension borough in Montreal (Canada), we invite you to listen to an interview broadcast on Radio-Canada’s “Tout un matin” programme focusing  on many problems and safety obstacles that women and elders may face on a daily basis in this borough.   

This evaluation is an integral part of a programme aimed at improving the well-being of women exposed to various forms of violence, by increasing their sense of safety. In this context, suggestions and proposals for actions aimed at strengthening their sense of safety, which could be implemented, were developed.  

Listen to the interview (from 0:00 to 1:50)

More information about our local safety audit 

The ICPC in the media! 

As part of our local safety audit conducted for the Villeray—Saint-Michel—Parc-Extension borough, we encourage you to listen to an interview held on Radio-Canada which focused on the various issues and safety challenges that girls, women, and elders face daily in the borough. 

The diagnosis is part of a project to improve women’s sense of safety facing various forms of violence. Furthermore, this report led to recommendations and initiatives that could be implemented to help strengthen their sense of safety. 

To listen to the interview: 

More information about our local safety audit: