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(Early) preventionDeradicalisation/disengagement
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Centre for the Prevention of Radicalisation Leading to Violence (CPRLV)

The Centre for the Prevention of Radicalisation Leading to Violence (CPRLV) was established in March 2015 by the City of Montreal with the support of the Government of Quebec and the active involvement of community and institutional partners.

It is a pioneer in Canada and North America. It is the first independent non-profit organisation aimed at preventing violent radicalisation and providing support to people affected by the phenomenon, whether they are radicalised or in the process of being radicalised, their family or friends, teachers, professionals or field workers, which also includes the prevention of hate crimes and incidents.

Type of Organisation: NGO

Project description

As part of their partnership, the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV) and the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative developed a pedagogical tool for supporting the analysis of situations of radicalisation leading to violence.

Built on scientific literature and situations handled by the CPRLV, Hexagon’s aim is to improve understanding of situations of radicalisation leading to violence within a training framework, as well as fostering exploration of the various facets of this issue in the context of multidisciplinary practice.

Hexagon is designed to help social workers, community workers, healthcare professionals, police officers, teachers, researchers and more to reflect upon complex situations more simply, all the while facilitating learning from complementary perspectives and expertise. With better understanding comes better prevention!

The CPRLV has pushed this participatory approach also with their users who are supported by their practitioners. They use Hexagon as a tool for self-reflection on the path they have taken and the path that remains to be taken in their disengagement from radicalisation.


There are two components to this tool. There is the one for which it was designed, i.e. to be a pedagogical tool for the analysis of violent extremism for prevention purposes with key persons in the prevention of radicalisation.

For this component, there are trainings that the Centre offers to explain this tool and also to train trainers for this tool.

The second component is the one that the Centre uses directly with individuals who are experiencing or have experienced a radicalisation process. There are trainings offered to explain the way and the benefits of this participatory approach.

Contact details


Centre for the Prevention of Radicalisation Leading to Violence (CPRLV)
5199, Sherbrooke East Street,
Montréal, Québec

Contact person: Roxane Martel Perron
Email | Website

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