About the OPV

Forging Community Connections

The Organization for the Prevention of Violence is a community and expert-led non-government organization.

Who We Are

An international best practice model of countering violent extremism (CVE) built on the foundations of trust and authentic community partnerships.

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Highly experienced professionals

The OPV is a diverse group of professionals with experience in CVE and other forms of violence and risk reduction.

As an organization, the OPV brings community, academic and practitioner knowledge to bear on the problem of radicalization to violence.

Our Mission

Together, we work to prevent radicalization and challenge extremism through awareness, psycho-social interventions and an evidence driven approach to countering hate-motivated violence.

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Welcoming Community Input

Ultimately, effective prevention is a team effort and the OPV acknowledges and welcomes the concerns, input, feedback and leadership of the community.

The OPV recognizes that programs to counter hate-motivated violence are most effective when they engender a multi-sectoral response that includes community groups and experienced professionals.

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OPV Partnerships and Connections

An effective response to hate-motivated violence requires a whole-of-society response. For that reason, the OPV has created connections with community and non-government organizations with a host of organizations within Alberta and across Canada.

We have developed partnerships and working relationships with the Edmonton Police Service (EPS), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Government of Alberta, City of Edmonton and REACH Edmonton.

Our primary financial support comes from Public Safety Canada and the City of Edmonton.

We also regularly communicate and share best-practices with a host of international research networks and prevention initiatives.

The OPV Team

The Organization for the Prevention of Violence is a community and expert-led non-government organization.

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