External Outreach

Counter-Narrative Outreach Workshops

The workshops function as a portion of a broader research project focusing on violent transnational social movements and organized ‘criminal’ syndicates, placing a particular focus on the Right-Wing Extremist (RWE) threat across the West Coast of North America. 

The objective of the counter-narrative workshops is to identify and mitigate narratives commonly embraced by local RWE groups, which are utilized in recruiting, by engaging targeted youth living in fragmented communities, in a primary preventative discussion. This training will serve to deconstruct violent narratives, facilitate critical thinking amongst Canadian youth on what is acceptable/unacceptable rhetoric in their environment, and demonstrate effective counter-narrative techniques, which they can use to de-escalate and disassociate from potentially extremist language.
Our aim is to collaborate with schools, and the local police, who contain the understanding of the risks youth face in their environment, on a daily basis both on campus, and in their neighbourhoods, in order to work towards creating a safer learning environment for students. The ultimate goal is to decrease the attraction to RWE recruiting narratives. 

Our program will function to make students aware of the language these groups commonly utilize, how to identify such narratives, and provide them with the tools to counter and disengage from this rhetoric. 

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Canadian International Council

CASIS Vancouver maintains a close working relationship with CIC and co-hosts speaker events and roundtables to promote Canadian perspectives on international issues. CASIS President Candyce Kelshall is our CIC liaison as well as a member of the CIC board.

Centre for 5th Generation Warfare Knowledge

CASIS Vancouver, in partnership with the Centre for 5th Generation Warfare Knowledge, which tracks, organizes and maintains a database of 5th generation warfare incidents in order to track trends and patterns. The Center for 5th Generation Warfare Knowledge liaison is Candyce Kelshall.

University of British Columbia - Department of Political Science

CASIS Vancouver is partnering with the University of British Columbia (UBC) and in the process of developing a Community-Based Experiential Learning program to provide UBC students with the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and skills in a real-world setting. UBC students will be mentored by CASIS executives that will teach them analytical and critical-thinking based skills in the context of intelligence and national security. The UBC liaison is Dr. Allen Sens, 

Simon Fraser University - Department of International Studies

CASIS Vancouver works in conjunction with the SFU School for International Studies to promote the field of international studies by co-hosting events as well as mentoring students in the International Studies Student Union. Professor Nicole Jackson is the SFU liaison as well as a member of the CASIS Vancouver Advisory Board.

British Columbia Institute of Technology

CASIS Vancouver is working in conjunction with Patrick Neal, MA. on the National Cyber Security Project to identify means / ways of bridging Canada’s two domains: Public Safety and the military and create a unified vision of cybersecurity threats which acknowledges the increasing convergence of cyber threats against both domains. CASIS Vancouver is in the process of creating a memorandum of understanding with BCIT.

Canadian Forces Liaison Council

CASIS Vancouver has established a working relationship with the Canadian Forces Liaison Council through by co-hosting and co-sponsoring events such as speaking engagements with Brigadier-General Nic Stanton. Executives from CASIS Vancouver have participated in the Executrek program in order to gain a deeper understanding of the training and skills provided through the Canadian Armed Forces.

Canadian Army - Executrek

CASIS Vancouver executives have participated in the Executrek project in order to understand the training and skills provided through the Reserve Force in order to better promote membership in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Royal Canadian Airforce - Executrek

CASIS Vancouver executives have participated in the Executrek project in order to understand the training and skills provided through the Reserve Force in order to better promote membership in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Royal Canadian Navy - Executrek

CASIS Vancouver executives have participated in the Executrek project in order to understand the training and skills provided through the Reserve Force in order to better promote membership in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Supporting Canadian Forces

CASIS Vancouver proudly supports the Canadian Forces including conducting table top critical thinking exercises with units in the Lower Mainland..

Seaforth Highlanders

CASIS Vancouver is working with the Seaforth Highlanders in order to promote membership in the Reserve Force. The Seaforth Highlanders will be hosting the CASIS West Coast Security Conference & Mess Dinner.
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