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

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.

Working session with community and social development workers in the borough of Montreal North

As part of the development of a local safety diagnosis, ICPC met with community and social development workers in the borough of Montreal North to present the procedure used to respond to a current urban safety issue.

This online discussion allowed the stakeholders to take ownership of the different steps of this process, which aims to prevent and reduce violence committed and sustained by youth, as well as to better understand the realities on the ground in the borough.

Problem solving activity in Saint-Michel

The ICPC held an online meeting for exchange with stakeholders from the Montreal Borough of Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension to conduct a problem-solving activity related to certain urban safety issues experienced at François-Perreault Park.

The problem-solving approach, from a social development perspective, aims to coordinate the efforts of local stakeholders around a collectively defined urban safety issue. This approach therefore allows this group of participants to work together on common objectives in order, ultimately, to develop courses of action and future solutions.

Problem solving activity in Lachine

The ICPC conducted an online meeting for exchange with local stakeholders in the Montreal borough of Lachine in order to carry out a problem-solving activity related to verbal abuse issues.

The problem-solving approach, from a social development perspective, aims to coordinate the efforts of local stakeholders around a collectively defined urban security issue. This approach therefore allows this group of participants to work together on common objectives in order to develop courses of action and future solutions.

Work session in the borough of Montréal Nord

ICPC, in collaboration with professors Mariam Hassaoui (TELUQ) and Victor Armony (UQAM), held its first meeting of the steering committee to begin work on a portrait of urban safety issues in the borough of Montréal-Nord.

This online exchange session allowed the various local stakeholders involved in the project to take ownership of the different stages of this approach, which aims to prevent and reduce violence inflicted and sustained by the borough's youth.

The results of the project will be presented in March 2021.