2019 ACCPA CONFERENCE IN BEAUTIFUL CANMORE, ALBERTA
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Successful crime prevention takes the entire community to become engaged. ACCPA is the hub for Alberta to share best practices in crime prevention between community members & organizations, government and law enforcement.
This years' conference brought together ACCPA members, partners and experts, many of whom are engaged in crime prevention initiatives across Alberta, with a focus on how we can come together as a group and collaborate to help prevent crime in Alberta. The ACCPA 2019 Conference in beautiful Canmore, Alberta was a great success with over 200 delegates attending some part of the conference. Our thanks to everyone who participated and made this such a great event.
Planning is already underway for the ACCPA 2020 Conference. Mark your calendars for May 4-7 in Edmonton. The conference will be held at the Delta Edmonton South Hotel and Conference Centre. We hope to see you there!
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."
SESSION: COMMUNITY IMPACT AND RESPONSE TO THE THREAT OF CRYSTAL METH IN ALBERTA
Sergeant Guy Pilon has been a member of the Edmonton Police Service for the past 37 years. He is currently our Clandestine Lab Coordinator, meaning he is in charge of coordinating the safe response to all Clandestine Lab scenes. Sergeant Pilon is recognized in the EPS and the community as a senior drug expert. He has been qualified on countless occasions as a drug expert in the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Court of Queen’s Bench and has shared his drug expertise with professional organizations for the past 15 years.
His background includes many years in patrol, surveillance unit, and undercover operations. He was promoted to Detective in 1994 and spent time in Vice Unit before coming to Drug and Gang Unit in 2002.
Over the past 15 years he investigated crimes including; homicide, abductions and drug and organized crime. He has written hundreds of drug expert opinions to support the prosecution of drug traffickers.
In his current work with Clandestine Lab Response team, he’s involved in the interdiction and safe dismantling everything from Cannabis grow and extraction labs to Meth labs and more recently Fentanyl and Opioid contaminated scenes.
In October 2018, an online article of the National Post described how methamphetamine use is rapidly overtaking fentanyl as the drug of choice for many. This presentation will outline current trends in the trade and use of methamphetamine in Alberta, in addition to responses by communities in the face of this growing problem.
SESSION: SHIFT: THE PROJECT TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Lana Wells is the Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social Work, Fellow and Faculty Member of the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, Canada. Her areas of expertise include domestic, family and sexual violence, women's issues, social policy, social justice and social change, leadership and organizational change and the not for profit sector. She is currently leading Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence. Shift's purpose is to develop, implement and scale up best and promising primary prevention practices, strategies and actions in partnership with government, systems, community leaders, and NGO's with the goal of preventing domestic violence before it starts.
This presentation will outline the role and work of Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence, in advancing advance gender equality and equity, promoting healthy masculinities, addressing the intersections of racism, heterosexism, and oppression, and building healthy relationship competencies to stop the perpetration of multiple forms of violence including: Intimate Partner Violence, Violence Against Women, Dating Violence, Child Maltreatment and Abuse, Bullying and Peer-to-peer Aggression.
SESSION: WrapED: EMPOWERING YOUTH TO SAY 'NO' TO GANGS
Holly Hallborg is the Co-director of REACH Edmonton’s Community Initiatives unit, and has worked at REACH Edmonton since its inception almost 9 years ago.
Her focus at REACH has been on youth initiatives, such as the Integrated Community Approach to Addictions in Edmonton, Edmonton Urban Games, National Addictions Awareness Week Committee and the Combat Crime Youth Think Tank. Holly was excited and humbled to embark on the WrapED journey in the spring of 2012. She worked alongside the partners through the proposal development, and then had the opportunity to continue the work full time as the project manager when WrapED was funded by Public Safety Canada in 2013.
Holly grew up in rural Alberta but has spent time living in Red Deer, Lethbridge, Quebec City and Ottawa before making the move to Edmonton. It was during this journey that she discovered an interest in community safety and became particularly passionate about issues related to vulnerable youth.
SESSION: THE ROOT CAUSES OF OFFENDING: AN EX-OFFENDER'S STORY OF REDEMPTION AND CHANGE THROUGH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Peter’s presentation tells a story about his experience of adoption, abuse, drugs and alcohol, lost dreams, and the criminal lifestyle. The changes Peter endured from being a successful hockey prodigy to a federal inmate in both medium and maximum-security penitentiaries all contribute to his first-hand knowledge of substance abuse and its consequences. Peter discusses childhood abuse, consequences of living as a criminal, the affects on his family, and what he accomplished to secure a new direction for his life. A journey inspired by forgiveness he found for others and even more so the forgiveness he found for himself. Working to better himself during his time as an inmate, Peter discusses the supports and help he sought out during his incarceration as well as post-release. He speaks about the importance of community resources and supports which not only assisted him in maintaining his freedom but also in assisting other offenders to become pro-social members of society and have a successful and safe community reintegration.
JENNA PILOT, KATIE WALLBAUM & SGT PAUL LOOKER
SESSION: PARTNERING FOR SAFETY: EDMONTON'S NEIGHBOURHOOD EMPOWERMENT TEAM
Jenna Pilot BSW, RSW
Supervisor of Community Safety
City of Edmonton
Jenna obtained her Social Work Bachelor Degree at the University of Regina and has practiced social work for the last 13 years. Her experience includes working with mental health, addictions and brain injuries within the health system and community based agencies. In the past five years, Jenna has shifted her practice focus to project development and management which guided her into her current position, Supervisor of Community Safety for the City of Edmonton. NET one initiative under Jenna works with community stakeholders to identify recurring situations which affect the perceptions or realities of a community’s safety and which would benefit from proactive and preventative interventions. For Jenna, community development means engaging citizens, building strong collaboration and empowering communities where the citizens are the center of positive change. Jenna supports communities to create safer spaces to live, work and play. Learn more about NET.
Katie completed her Bachelor of Arts at King’s University in 2012 and finished her Master of Arts at the University of Alberta in 2017. She spent five years working as a Youth Liaison as part of the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (NET) program engaging youth in community development. As a Youth Liaison, Katie worked on a variety of issues impacting youth in Edmonton including food insecurity, poverty, LGBTQ2S+ and criminal justice. For the past year and a half Katie has supervised the Youth Liaison team providing guidance, support, and encouragement. She is passionate about engaging youth in the issues that impact them. Katie believes that when youth are empowered to be part of the solution that meaningful change can happen in community. She also believes that in order to be less reactive to crime social agencies, municipalities, and enforcement organizations must work together to address systemic issues and barriers. NET is uniquely positioned to work proactively and preventatively on major issues in Edmonton today. Katie is proud to remain connected to such important and engaging work.
Sgt Looker started his Policing career in the UK, joining Kent Police in 1994 working as a patrol CST, Traffic Cst, member of the Tactical (unarmed) team. Upon promotion he worked in cells and then as a squad Sgt before moving into the Neighbourhood Policing Unit where he supervised Beat members and community liaison members. In 2007 Sgt Looker and his family moved to Edmonton to work for EPS. He began his career in West Division working as a patrol CST then Community Liaison Sgt and was a DARE mentor working with the RCMP and is now a Safe in Six instructor. Upon promotion, he spent 2 years running a squad in Downtown before spending 2 years in the crown disclosure area and has now began his 3rd year as the Crime Prevention Sgt. Sgt Looker holds a BSc in Policing and Police Studies through the University of Portsmouth (UK) as well as several leadership courses and is professionally accredited as an Advanced CPTED practitioner through the ICA. Community Policing has always been a passion of his.
Edmonton’s Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (NET) works with residents, community, businesses and organizations to build solutions to create safe and vibrant neighbourhoods and communities. The NET responds to and resolves repeated or significant incidents that may impact the security and safety of Edmontonians across the city. NET achieves this by working with community to address the factors that contribute to the issue, along with reducing the fear of crime and social disorder by using problem solving approaches.
JESSIE KENNEDY, MEG KENNEDY, MATEYA SELDERS & MAGGIE THAXTER
SESSION: WINNERS OF THE ACCPA 2019 STUDENT PROJECT COMPETITION FOR SAFE COMMUNITY PLACES
In 2018, the Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association in collaboration with Mount Royal University, the University of Calgary, and Mountain View County, sponsored a student project competition for Safe Community Places. The objective of the competition was for students to prepare and deliver area safety plans and current assessments of areas of Mountain View County experiencing a general increase in rural property crime. Students of the winning team will be invited to present their findings and recommendations at the ACCPA Conference.
STEPHANIE UNDERSHUTE & ROBBIE WHITE
SESSION: INVESTING IN COMMUNITY SAFETY: THE CITY OF CALGARY'S APPROACH TO ADDRESSING CRIME PREVENTION
Stephanie Undershute worked for 18 years as a probation officer for both The City of Calgary and Alberta Justice & Solicitor General, before taking on a supervisory role with probation officers and social workers in community corrections and The City’s partnerships with the Calgary Police Service respectively. For the last number of years, Stephanie worked on projects involving organizational design and policy development before returning to her roots as the Team Lead for Youth Justice. Stephanie has a passion for justice involved youth and the restoration of things broken, lost or worn out.
Robbie White is a Funding Strategist with the City of Calgary, where he is the project lead on the City’s Crime Prevention Investment Plan. He has a background in community development and social planning, having worked for a number of municipalities and not-for-profit organizations. Robbie’s work focuses on developing comprehensive, responsive, and evidence-informed funding frameworks and strategies to guide the allocation of prevention social service funding in the community.
SUPERINTENENT PETER TEWFIK
SESSION: YEAR ONE PROGRESS UPDATE IN ALBERTA'S RURAL CRIME REDUCTION STRATEGY
Superintendent Peter Tewfik is the Officer in Charge of Crime Reduction Strategies for the RCMP in Alberta. He is passionate about helping police professionals across the province identify policing issues and implement crime reduction strategies designed to reduce the rate and impact of crime in each community over the long term.
Before starting in this role, Peter was the Operations Officer for Central Alberta District overseeing 23 detachments around the provincial capital. During his time at the district he developed the Integrated Crime Reduction Unit (iCRU) model for the region. This unit is dedicated to targeting repeat offenders who commit crime across multiple jurisdictions and holding them accountable. The Crime Reduction Unit model is now implemented province-wide with Crime Reduction Units established in all four policing districts in Alberta.
During his post in British Columbia, Peter was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal from British Columbia as well as the Commissioners Commendation for his contribution in developing a new investigative technique which has since been adopted by the RCMP and shared internationally.
He lives in St. Albert with his wife, and two children.
DR TANYA TRUSSLER
SESSION: CONSIDERATIONS AND PERSPECTIVES IN RURAL AND URBAN CRIME REDUCTION
Dr. Trussler is a Sociologist, founding member of the SAFE Design Council, and Associate Professor in the
Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University. Dr. Trussler is also an Adjunct
Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. Her primary research interests focus
on homicide clearance, recidivism, crime reduction, and social determinants of risk. Dr. Trussler holds a Doctor of
Philosophy in Sociology from McGill University, a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Calgary, and a
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Francis Xavier University. Dr. Trussler currently instructs in areas of social
statistics, geography of crime, crime reduction, and violence in society. She has published and presented in the
areas of: violent and non-violent recidivism, sexual offenders, structural covariates of homicide, mapping terrorist
networks, factors impacting homicide clearance, rural crime, and approaches to crime reduction through design.
SESSION: RCMP "K" DIVIDION'S ROLL-OUT OF CRIME MAPPING IN ALBERTA
Michael Gregory has worked for the RCMP for more than 14 years. He is one of four RCMP strategic analysts in Alberta. Strategic crime analysis is the analysis of data directed towards development and evaluation of long-term strategies, policies, and prevention techniques. Its includes long-term statistical trends, hot spots, and identification of problems. The unit manages the GIS (Geographic Information System) program and works to drive innovation in the RCMP policing environment.
DR GLEN KITTERINGHAM CPP
SESSION: THE GROWTH OF PRIVATE SECURITY IN ALBERTA: OPPORTUNITIES AND CONSIDERATIONS
Dr. Glen Kitteringham CPP has worked in the security industry since 1990. He has worked as a loss prevention officer, internal investigator, security guard, supervisor, manager and director. He is now president of Kitteringham Security Group Inc. in Alberta, Canada. He provides security and management consulting services to a variety of clients in numerous industries.
Dr. Kitteringham obtained his professional doctorate in security risk management from the University of Portsmouth in 2017 and his Masters of Science post-graduate degree in Security and Crime Risk Management from the University of Leicester in 2001. He is a Certified Protection Professional through ASIS International. He has been a member of ASIS International since 1994.
Dr. Kitteringham is also an educator, teaching several security and emergency management courses at the University of Calgary and Justice Institute of British Columbia.
He has conducted research into areas including the offender decision making process for shoplifting fast moving consumer goods, laptop theft, security practitioner perspectives of the Alberta Basic Security Training program and violence experienced by security guards.
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR BIOS
STEVE WOOLRICH & BREKKE BEYER
WORKSHOP: CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (CPTED)
For more than 25 years Steve Woolrich has established a reputation for excellence in policing, corrections and corporate security and is the principal of Rethink Urban Inc. He is an expert in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and trained in SafeGrowth®. Steve has a keen interest in social issues and community development throughout Canada and abroad. He supports Restorative Approaches, Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) and is a trained Peace Circle Facilitator. Steve is a collaborator and is drawn to organizations and leaders that are actively engaged in their communities. He is passionate about creating safe and healthy communities and neighbourhoods. Steve is a director with the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network, striving to help create safe and compassionate streets. He specializes in developing positive strategies for Gang Reduction and Graffiti Abatement and has made a personal commitment to creating engaging urban spaces by initiating Street Piano initiatives that continue to inspire other cities to ‘pick up the tune.’ Steve is an avid supporter of Arts and Culture and often uses his passion for creativity to enhance community projects such as Art Alley.
When Brekke retired a Lieutenant-Commander with 18-years service as a Naval Engineer, she wanted to figure out why economies everywhere seem so disconnected from people. During her service, her specialty had become spanning hierarchical boundaries to inspire collaboration amidst dissimilar interests and outcome goals. From apprentice technicians to operational commanders, she strengthened peoples’ capacity to navigate conditions of uncertainty and change, and to take action. In transferring her experience in integrated systems and organizational leadership to the world of Community Economic Development, she’s learned essential lessons about thriving in environments where multiple worlds collide. Brekke holds a software engineering bachelors degree from the Royal Military College; a Master of Arts in Integrated Studies in Global Change through Athabasca University; a Community Economic Development professional certification from Simon Fraser University, and a Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development and Leadership from Cape Breton University.
This workshop will address both traditional and 2nd Generation CPTED concepts and principals, while introducing Placemaking as a key element that is mutually-supportive. The seminar will introduce strategies and methodologies for fostering and sustaining neighbourhood and community safety, while using actual projects to demonstrate the potential of CPTED tools to create safe, and compelling environments of varying size and setting. Methods and techniques for mobilizing participants to implement local CPTED strategies and create networks will additionally be highlighted. The afternoon of Day 2 of the workshop will be a walking tour of CPTED locations in the Town of Canmore. Participants should dress accordingly, for a variety of weather conditions.
Who Should Attend?
Property owners, managers and operators (residential, commercial and institutional)
Urban & regional, and social planners, including designers, architects, and neighbourhood and community developers
Municipal, Indigenous and social profit leaders and administrators
Police, and crime prevention and community safety professionals
JAN FOX & FELIX MUNGER
WORKSHOP: IMPLEMENTING NEIGHBOURHOOD BASED CRIME PREVENTION & CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMS
Jan has served as the Executive Director of REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities since 2011, where she has been privileged to lead a team of professionals dedicated to making Edmonton a safer community. REACH is a coordinating council that works closely with social agencies, businesses and citizens to invest in our community to make our city an even safer place to live, work and play. Previously, Jan worked as a senior Executive with the Correctional Service of Canada. She began her 30 year career with Corrections as a parole officer in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Jan was the first Warden at the Edmonton Institution for Women and is the founder of the organization Women in Police and Corrections. Jan was awarded the YWCA Lois E. Hole Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. She was the proud recipient of the first Women of Vision Award in 1999. She was also awarded the Association of Professional Executives Partnership Award and the Institute of Public Administrators Team work award. Jan is an active member of the Rotary Club of Edmonton and leads the Rotary Aboriginal Partnership.
Felix is a professional consultant, expert facilitator and academic who empowers client success by aligning strategy, partners and innovation to achieve meaningful impact. He is a long-time advocate of cohesive, just, and inclusive communities. Prior to joining the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention, Felix worked as a psychiatric nurse, addiction counsellor, safe injection room and needle exchange staff, and manager at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in mental health and addiction. Felix also works as an adjunct professor in Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Facilitated by staff and members of the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention (CMNCP), this workshop aims to provide participants with tools, strategies, and confidence to guide and support the creation and implementation of crime prevention and capacity building programs in neighbourhoods. Through presentations, hands-on experiences, and discussions, workshop participants will gain knowledge about: how to find and use different data sets to assess local issues; how to engage with community members, police, elected officials; the range of different activities that support the process and work with the voice of community members; the components of a draft crime prevention plan; and examples provided by REACH Edmonton and other CMNCP members of neighbourhood crime prevention programs.
GOALS OF THE WORKSHOP
Through presentations, activities, and discussions attendees will:
- Understand how to find and use different data sets to create localized assessments
- Experience different activities including
- Creating common understanding of crime and violence among groups
- Creating neighbourhood maps
- Understand how to engage with
- Community members
- Elected officials
- Distressed vs non-distressed neighbourhoods
- Understand volunteer burnout
- Develop a community crime prevention plan
Who Should Attend?
- Neighbourhood and Community Associations
- Community Developers
- Police and Community Safety Professionals
- Elected and Indigenous Leaders, including MLAs, Mayors, Councillors and Band Councillors
- Social, Urban & Regional Planners
WORKSHOP: CREATING EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY SAFETY STRATEGIES FOR RURAL DISTRICTS & MUNICIPALITIES
Doug served as an elected Member of the Legislative Assembly in the Province of Alberta for four consecutive terms, serving in two senior Cabinet portfolios as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister of Service Alberta. In January 2015 he retired from politics to actively pursue his passion of helping communities, organizations and businesses grow stronger. In his best-selling book, 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, he identifies challenges and opportunities that all communities face. The lessons that come from those stories are applicable to towns, organizations, or businesses. Doug helps communities identify what is holding them back from finding success. He helps them overcome challenges and provides solutions that get them on a better path. His talents include: seeing through the lies we tell ourselves, targeted and focused tactical planning, and building enduring community prosperity. Doug holds an Honors B.A. in Philosophy, a B.Ed., and has completed the Executive MBA program at the University of Alberta.
This workshop will provide recipients with effective strategies for improving community safety in rural districts & municipalities. The tools and techniques covered will be adapted from the instructor’s bestselling book: 13 Ways to Kill Your Community. Strategies that promote community safety will be examined with a goal to renewing personal sense of ownership and responsibility for communities; helping practitioners recognize how and why a community is challenged; and how to move a community forward towards success.
Who Should Attend?
• Elected and Indigenous Leaders, including MLAs, Mayors, Councillors and Band Councillors
• Police and Community Safety Professionals
• Social Planners, and Urban & Regional Planners
• Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)
• Social Profit Organizations
WORKSHOP: DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTINGSAFECITY STRATEGY & COMMUNITY SAFETY PLANNING: PROCESS AND LESSONS FROM PERTH, AUSTRALIA
Konrad has worked in government and community safety related areas for over 18 years. He is a strong advocate for community safety success through passion, systems and networking. Konrad has worked as a police officer with the Western Australia Police Force, coordinated a state-wide crime prevention project ‘Eyes on the Street’ and has managed community safety, CCTV, crime prevention, emergency management and Council Security and Regulatory Officers in the City of Greater Geraldton and City of Perth. Konrad is active in the community, having chaired and contributed to boards of various not for profit organizations. He is currently the Lifesaving Director at the Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club.
Konrad is finalizing a Master of Business Administration and holds a Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts (Public Sector Leadership), Graduate Diploma of Criminal Justice and a Diploma of Public Safety.
Urban and rural municipalities of Australia have a long history of community safety planning. This workshop will take participants through the journey of design, implementation, and measurement of urban and rural community safety planning in Australia, with particular focus on the experience of the City of Perth, with respect to the development and operations of its SafeCity Strategy 2016 – 2020. This workshop will be a unique opportunity for delegates to collaborate on shared experiences and scalable solutions in community-wide safety planning.
Who Should Attend?
- Police and Public and Community Safety Professionals
- Urban and Rural Municipality Administrators and Elected Officials
- Planners, Architects, and Urban and Public Realm Designers
- Social Service Providers and Community Developers
- Private and Corporate Security Professionals and Consultants
- Students and Educators in Criminology, Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Design and related fields
ROXANE MARTEL-PERRON, DAVID JONES & JOELLE BADMAN
WORKSHOP: UNDERSTANDING, RECOGNIZING & PREVENTING RADICALIZATION LEADING TO VIOLENCE
Roxane Martel-Perron is the training and skills development Team Leader at the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV). She holds a Master’s in Administration Science, International Development and Humanitarian Aid Management, and is currently a Master’s student in Criminology at the University of Montreal, specializing in disengagment from extremist far-right groups. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Laval University in partnership with the EGADE Business School (Mexico) and the University of Costa Rica. Roxane has a long-standing interest in violence and crime prevention, having collaborated with the United Nations, local and national governments, as well as NGOs such as the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime. She has developed and implemented prevention projects which deal with security sector reform, local safety audits, citizen consultation and the prevention of risk behaviours in schools in Canada, Latin America and North Africa.
David is a Senior Researcher with the Organization for the Prevention of Violence, based in Edmonton. He previously worked for a U.S.-based national security consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. He has co-developed training modules related to understanding and preventing violent extremism for the Edmonton Police Service and has delivered presentations and participated on panels before diverse audiences including: the Brookings Institution, Oxford University, the United Nations Safe Cities initiative and the RCMP's Counterterrorism Information Officer Course. David is a graduate of the University of Alberta.
Joëlle Badman is the Education Program Manager with The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, where she manages the Building Connections: Police-Youth-Community Partnership for Extreme Violence Prevention, in addition to other educational initiatives focused on preventing the use and recruitment of child soldiers. Prior to joining the Dallaire Initiative, Joëlle worked as a Community Building Social Worker at the City of Edmonton where she worked on issues related to public safety and crime prevention, as well as on the development of a municipal-wide gender-based violence and sexual assault strategy. She has worked extensively with both NGO and public sectors across Canada, on local, provincial and international projects with a focus on public education and interdisciplinary practice. She holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in International & Community Development from the University of Calgary.
This training session, delivered by the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence will help public and private organizations, educators and others, understand the characteristics of different types of violent radicalization. The training will permit participants to recognize and understand behaviours and situations contributing to violent radicalization; enable participants to identify risk and protection factors for violent radicalization, while educating participants in appropriate attitudes, forms of intervention or administrative procedures for dealing with situations involving radicalization. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion upon completion of the one-day program.
The Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV), which was created in March 2015 by the City of Montréal with support from the Québec Ministry of Public Security, and active involvement of community and institutional partners, is a pioneer in Canada and North America. It is the first independent non-profit organization aimed at preventing violent radicalization and providing support to individuals affected by the phenomenon.