Upcoming Event: Launch of the 2021 DataJam Against Exploitation

The ICPC, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section, Fundación Pasos Libres and IBM Corporate Social Responsibility are joining forces to launch the 2021 DATAJAM AGAINST EXPLOITATION, a technological innovation competition that seeks to increase public awareness of human trafficking, improve participants' technical and substantive capabilities, and enhance collaboration among interdisciplinary sectors in Canada.

We invite you to participate in the launch event on Thursday, April 1st, at 1:00 pm (EST): Registration

For more information and to find out how to support this competition : Concept note (in English and French)

Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Due to the global situation related to COVID-19 and other related factors, the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, scheduled to be held in Kyoto, Japan, April 20-27, 2020, has been postponed to March 7-12, 2021.

In its resolution 72/192, the General Assembly decided that the following issues would be considered in workshops:

(a) Evidence-based crime prevention: statistics, indicators and evaluation in support of successful practices

(b) Reducing reoffending: identifying risks and developing solutions

(c) Education and youth engagement as key to making societies resilient to crime

(d) Current crime trends, recent developments and emerging solutions, in particular new technologies as means and tools to combat crime

ICPC, which is part of the United Nations crime prevention and criminal justice programme network, contributed remotely to the preparation and organization of Workshop 1: Evidence-based crime prevention: statistics, indicators and evaluation in support of successful practices as part of a segment on comprehensive strategies for crime prevention towards social and economic development. This two-day workshop will enable participants to become more familiar with different approaches and best practices in evaluation, indicator production and statistical data collection to support evidence-based crime prevention.

Information and agenda

ICPC receives training from Québec Native Women

ICPC has received training from Québec Native Women Inc. (QNW) on the theme of “Native women and colonization”. Founded in 1974, QNW represents First Nations women of Quebec as well as Aboriginal women living in urban areas.

Among the issues addressed, emphasis was placed on the following themes:

  • Colonization;
  • The Indian Act;
  • Residential schools;
  • The adoption of Aboriginal children.

The purpose of this training was to better understand the complexity of the circle of intergenerational violence within Aboriginal communities, which stems from longstanding colonial discriminatory practices. We would like to thank Isabelle Paillé, Health Coordinator, for her presentation and her in-depth knowledge on the subject.

ICPC continues to participate in the “Change the World” webinar series

On February 10, ICPC participated as a panelist in the webinar entitled "Knowledge Systems to Enable Urban Safety" organized by the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in collaboration with the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) ainsi que l’organisation Fixed. This webinar addressed opportunities and concerns linked to knowledge building, data, adaptive learning and the link between knowledge, policy and practice. Among the questions addressed were: How to democratize the safe use of data? How to integrate different types of data? How to build the credibility and usability of qualitative data? How to better manage data and knowledge to support good policy?

Click here to watch ICPC’s contribution:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqdReJkHSqs

ICPC’s participation in a webinar on the place of youth in the city

On February 4, the Réseau d'échange et de soutien aux actions locales (RÉSAL), of which ICPC is a member, offered a webinar on the place of youth in the city, more specifically on how knowledge and culture can act as protective factors for youth.

The RÉSAL opened a space for discussion to highlight different projects related to knowledge and culture that have a positive impact on the lives of Montreal youth in terms of violence prevention.

The invited panelists included Lucie Caillère, Executive Director of Projet Harmonie, Kémy St-Éloy, Community Coordinator, Prevention Pointe-de-l'Île, Katrina Journeau, Executive Director and co-founder of Prima Danse, and Karine Lavoie, Executive Director of Cirque Hors Piste.

To learn more about their presented projects, please visit the following page: https://www.resal-mtl.com/savoirs-et-culture.

Meeting between the ICPC and Caroline Bourgeois, head of public safety at the City of Montreal

ICPC was delighted to meet with Ms. Caroline Bourgeois, Mayor of the Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles borough, who is in charge of public safety and the East End of Montreal, and Ms. Julie Demers, who is responsible for supporting elected officials, to discuss urban safety issues and prospects for collaboration within the City of Montreal.