November 16, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario
The Government of Canada is committed to addressing radicalization to violence and supporting initiatives to ensure the safety of Canadians.
Today, the Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, invited interested organizations to apply for funding under the Community Resilience Fund (CRF). Starting in 2022-23, approximately $6.5 million in funding will become available through the CRF. The CRF provides funding to organizations in support of their innovative programming and research initiatives to address radicalization to violence in Canada.
The Government of Canada recognizes that while the evidence base for preventing radicalization to violence is growing, further work is required to better understand and address violent extremism in the Canadian context.
The CRF Call for Applications is open from November 16, 2021, until January 11, 2022, and will focus on the following priorities:
- Locating harm, vulnerabilities and needs to better inform prevention efforts, build evidence in new and under-studied areas, and guard against bias.
- Professionalizing the practice to build on evidence-based resources and practices to support and guide effective and bias-sensitive countering radicalization to violence (CRV) prevention and intervention initiatives.
- Expanding capacity by building on lessons from domestic and international CRV initiatives, both to help strengthen existing programs in Canada and address gaps in the types of prevention services available in local communities, online and offline.