On June 29, the ICPC was pleased to participate in the webinar “Preventing Social Polarization and Radicalization in Education and Beyond” organized by its partner the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention (CMNCP).
During this webinar, nearly sixty participants, such as practicioners, school professionals and members of the RMCPC community, held a discussion on”the role of education professionals in preventing social polarization and radicalization leading to violence”. The purpose of this webinar was to present an overview of the study’s main findings and the recommendations that arose from the 2-year project funded by Public Safety Canada on “Examining the role of school professionals in preventing social polarization and radicalization leading to violence”. As a result, a number of issues relating to the prevention of radicalization, violence, social polarization and cyberspace in Canadian schools were addressed.
This event was an opportunity for the ICPC to learn more about international practices regarding the prevention of radicalization leading to violence, as well as issues that people working in schools may encounter. These were presented by CPN-PREV, CIVIX, Strong Cities Network and Foundation for a path forward.