Ottawa, Ontario - The Government of Canada is constantly working to keep Canadian families and communities safe from violent extremism. Preventing radicalization to violence helps stop tragedies before they occur. To assist these efforts, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Karen McCrimmon, today announced funding to the John Howard Society of Ottawa to disengage at-risk individuals in the eastern Ontario region from extremist-based violence.
The John Howard Society of Ottawa will receive $1.75 million over the next five years to pilot the Project ReSet program, which will work with individuals at high risk of committing acts of extremist violence. A referral system made up of justice and community partners will admit individuals to the ReSet program. Clinicians, social workers, and other specialists will work with the individuals to develop individualized intervention plans to address the risks associated with extremist violence.
This contribution to Project ReSet was made under the Community Resilience Fund, which is a key tool for supporting partnerships and innovation in countering radicalization to violence in Canada.Source : Government Of Canada