About the program
ReDirect is a program that works to prevent Calgary youth and young adults from being radicalized to violence through education, awareness, prevention and intervention.
Our approach was developed based on extensive research, best practices, and consultations with community groups, enforcement agencies and international experts. The information gathered was then used to create a program tailored for Calgary... learn more about ReDirectWhat is Radicalization?
What is Radicalization?
Radicalization is simply when someone is on the path to adopting an extreme belief system that includes the willingness to use, support or facilitate violence to change society. What this path looks like is different for every individual. We work to address all radicalization, regardless of the ideology, cause or motivation behind it. We do not focus on any single ideology, demographic, or section of the community.
When ReDirect starts working with a young person, it is not because we believe that individual is going to become an extremist or terrorist. Our goal instead is to find youth who may be vulnerable to radicalization and help reduce that vulnerability before they start down a destructive path... learn More about radicalizationRecognizing Radicalization
There is no typical profile of someone who is vulnerable to radicalization. Individuals can be radicalized for any cause and it is an issue that can affect members of every region, nationality or system of belief.
One of the best ways to recognize if a young person you know is vulnerable to being radicalized is to watch for behaviour changes that show they are moving in that direction... learn about behaviour changesHow do I intervene?
Make a ReferralReferral
If There is an Immediate Threat
ReDirect is not equipped to respond to threats resulting from violent extremism or terrorism.
If you have information about a planned attack or other risk to public safety:
- If it is an immediate threat (is happening or is about to happen) - Call 9-1-1
- If it is not immediate but still a concern - Call the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234
- If it is not immediate and you want to be anonymous – Contact Crime Stoppers