Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
The Canadian Prevention Science Cluster (CPSC) is a seven year cluster grant project awarded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council. The main objective of the cluster is to merge existing networks and best practices across a range of domains that interest at the point of effective and sustainable school- and community-based violence prevention initiatives. The CPSC provides a forum through which experts in the areas of effective programming, implementation, impact evaluation, creating sustainable change, and youth engagement can come together to develop cohesive models by which schools, districts, and communities can effective mobilize violence prevention initiatives.
Under this larger network umbrella, four regional hubs (in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia) will maximize the impact of existing and emerging initiatives by integrating a range of innovative activities that tend to occur in isolation including, for example, effective school-based programs, youth-led initiatives, and the training of future educators and researchers. Academic, school, and community partners from diverse disciplines and cultural backgrounds will identify best practices and promising initiatives as we collaborate in a national knowledge mobilization effort to enhance school based practice for generations to come.
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