Counterspeech efforts in Canada

Our counterspeech efforts in Canada have reached over 320,000 people to date. Explore this page to learn about local initiatives, campaigns, and partners in your community.

P2P: Facebook Global Digital Challenge

P2P has reached more than 200 million people through campaigns run by 6,500 students from 375 universities in 75 countries.


The following universities and organizations in Canada have participated in the program: Carleton University, Champlain College Saint-Lambert, John Abbott College, Queen's University, and Université Laval, Concordia University, Mount Royal University, and Simon Fraser University.

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Voices Against Extremism, Simon Fraser University

Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver, Canada

Encouraging respect for diversity through art and storytelling

This campaign used artwork and storytelling to inspire the public and encourage respect for diversity. The goal was to achieve a sense of community, inclusion, and engagement by highlighting the similarities between newcomers, immigrants, refugees, and established Canadians.

Want to learn more? Check out the Voices Against Extremism Facebook page.

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151K+

People reached

2nd Place

OSCE 2016 Regional Competition

Want to learn more? Check out the Voices Against Extremism Facebook page.

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We Are Not Them (WANT) Movement, Mount Royal University

Calgary, Canada
Calgary, Canada

Countering misrepresentations about Islam through credible information

This campaign used digital and experiential elements — hands-on games, surveys, and quizzes — to counter the misrepresentations of Islam that are encouraged by violent extremists. Through an emphasis on community, connection, peace, understanding, and insight, the campaign provided credible information to those looking to learn more about Islam.

Want to learn more? Check out the We Are Not Them (WANT) Movement Facebook page.

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246K+

People reached

3rd Place

Facebook Global Digital Challenge 2015 Competition

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