Work session in the borough of Montréal Nord

The 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.

ICPC attends the “Change The World” webinar series

ICPC attends the "Change The World" webinar series

ICPC was present at Webinar 1 "Partnerships, Collaboration and Integration to make Urban Safety Possible" as part of the Change The World webinar series organized by the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in collaboration with the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum and Fixed on November 12, 2020.

About Webinar 1:
Embracing complexity and integrating to build systemic urban safety is reliant on partnerships and collaboration. Partnership is often a pre-requisite for policy, which rarely budgets for or measures the establishment and maintenance of partnerships themselves. Collaboration is difficult, it requires courage, personal investment, trust, effective communication. Tools to build reliable and sustainable partnerships and to measure collaboration maturity should be developed and shared to enable improved partnership practice internally amongst civil society partners as well as between civil society and governments around the globe.

To watch this discussion:

The series will continue until February 2021.

ICPC attends ADS+ training session

ICPC attended an Analyse différenciée selon les sexes intersectionnelle (ADS+) training session (Intersectional Gender Analysis), on the theme of violence prevention and urban safety. This training session, with a cross-cutting approach to countering discrimination, was offered by Relais-femmes, in collaboration with the City of Montreal.

More specifically, its objectives were to:

  • Understand the impact of stereotypes and systemic discrimination in the lives of individuals;
  • Develop a shared understanding of gender-based and intersectional analysis;
  • And to learn about concrete applications of ADS+ in the city of Montreal.

It offered a better understanding of how to use effective and necessary tools to integrate gender-based and intersectional analysis at each stage of a project cycle: more accurate data, a more accurate picture of the needs of marginalized social groups, more inclusive communication and events, more comprehensive impact assessments, etc.

ICPC’s participation in a series of webinars on Pursuing Urban Safety Objectives towards the Sustainable Development Goals in Times of Extreme Disruption

ICPC took part in the Webinar Zero “Let’s change the world and make it a safer place”, organized by the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in collaboration with the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) and Fixed, on October 29, 2020. This presentation was intended to initiate a collective conversation on how to harness a shared understanding of the complexity of urban safety in order to change safety practices to be more inclusive and mutually reinforcing across sectors and disciplines. This webinar is the first in a series that has been developed to respond, through collective learning, reflection and problem-solving, to the urban safety crisis accelerated by COVID-19. In preparation for the United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in March 2021, the webinar series will provide a platform for civil society to participate productively in defining the urban security agenda for the future and to propose tools and practices for the implementation of integrated urban safety in local environments.

For more information:

To watch ICPC's presentation on the impact of covid-19 on urban safety (in Montreal), starting at 21:30 :