ReDirect works with youth, community groups, organizations and individuals to increase our community’s overall ability to prevent radicalization to violence.
Through presentations, meetings with community leaders, youth-led outreach initiatives, social media and traditional media, we are equipping Calgarians to help recognize and prevent radicalization, which makes all individuals in our city less vulnerable.
Our team also provides training and professional support to organizations and community groups to help them learn how to recognize and respond when they encounter individuals who are vulnerable to radicalization to violence.
Finally, our education efforts help the public learn where they can turn to for help if they or someone they know is being radicalized.
Information for Schools
Schools play an important role in the prevention of radicalization to violence. As educators, lessons around citizenship, human rights, and political ideologies serve as way to teach young people about the importance of democratic values in our society, and how to engage thoughtfully with ideas that are different than our own.
ReDirect is committed to supporting these efforts and is available to provide information or speak to your class.
Educators are also often the first people students turn to in times of crisis or struggle. If you have concerns about a young person at risk for radicalization to violence, contact ReDirect for advice or make a referral. You can also reach out to your School Resource Officer, who can connect you to the ReDirect program.