Developed within the UNESCO-PREV Chair and supported by the Community Resiliency Fund of the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence and Public Safety Canada, the PREV-IMPACT Canada project aims, through action research, to develop and implement Canadian models for assessing practices in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of violent radicalization (VR) and, ultimately, to build the capacity of key stakeholders in VR prevention in Canada.
The project seeks to achieve two (2) key objectives, the first of which is to conduct action research that will :
- Document and compare VR prevention assessment strategies and tools in Canada and elsewhere (France, Belgium, Switzerland, England, United States) based on evidence and existing practices;
- Develop distinct and innovative evaluation models (logic models, strategies, tools, indicators, methodology) adapted to local primary, secondary and tertiary prevention programs to guide VR prevention policies and programs in Canada;
- Test the evaluation models on three (3) Canadian VR prevention programs.
The development of an innovative support and training program on the assessment of VR prevention practices based on evidence-based logic models is the second objective of the PREV-IMPACT project. Its completion will contribute to the capacity building of key stakeholders in Canada through :
- Reciprocal exchanges, training and academic and professional development;
- Direct support to prevention assessment programs, particularly in school and community settings as well as in local communities.