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…
Our executive director, John McCoy, talks about the alarming rate at which hate is growing in our province.
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…
In a new article published in the Journal for Deradicalization, researchers explored the impact of QAnon on loved ones. The findings indicate that younger, immediate family members experience the greatest negative mental health impacts.
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…
Our Director of Research, Michael King, explains to Global News how the Organization for the Prevention of Violence can help Canadian women captured during the defeat of ISIS disengage from extremism.
Toronto Star: A text message. A code word. And finally, Canadians detained in Syrian prison camps start their controversial journey home
Our Director of Research, Michael King, explains the challenges awaiting the children who are repatriated from Syria, and the families who will be hosting them in this article from the Toronto Star.
Toronto Star: Canada has planned for years to handle returnees from the Islamic State. Now the plan has to work.
Our Director of Research, Michael King, chats with the Toronto Star about Canada’s preparations to handle returnees from the Islamic State.
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…
Ryan Jespersen speaks with one of our caseworkers, Brad Galloway, about his past experience with white supremacy and shares tips on talking to loved ones gripped by hate.
We attended the Eradicate Hate Global Summit last week to help address the critical issues that form the foundation for extremist hate. Links to panel discussions we participated can be found here.
Calgary Herald: Report shows extremism becoming individualized as organized groups fall out of favour in Alberta
In this article from the Calgary Herald, findings from our latest publication, Hate, Extremism, & Terrorism in Alberta, Canada, & Beyond.