Edmonton Journal Opinion: Preventing violent extremism requires whole-of-society approach

Our Executive Director, John McCoy, co-authored this opinion piece on the proactive approaches needed to face an increasingly polarized era in the aftermath of the Edmonton City Hall shooting. Original Article Published by the Edmonton Journal on January 31, 2024. On Jan. 23, Edmontonians, Albertans and Canadians were confronted with the consequences of what an increasingly polarized…

Assessing Person-Centered Outcomes in Women and Children Returning from Violent Extremist Conflict

This discussion paper published by the United States Institutes for Peace presents a person-centered approach to outcomes for rehabilitation and reintegration (R&R) programs targeting returning women and children. Identifying and assessing outcomes are the intended accomplishments of these programs, and are key for understanding change processes and developing strong programs. Little guidance currently exists regarding…

Global News: Edmonton women arrested on terrorism peace bonds and released after returning from Syria

Our Hate, Extremism, & Terrorism in Alberta, Canada, & Beyond report is referenced in this Global News article.  Original Article Published by Stewart Bell in Global News on July 7, 2023 Two Edmonton women were arrested after returning to Canada from a prison camp for ISIS families in Syria, the RCMP confirmed on Friday. Helena Carson and Dina Kalouti were…

Break The Hate Documentary

In 2020, 16-year-old Henry Kerr wanted to learn more about online hate and extremism. He crafted a survey and shared it with youth across Alberta. The results showed that online hate is a severe problem for many young people, who often suffer in silence. Wanting to do something about it, Henry and some of the…