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!