The Kanishka Project Contribution Program is a multi-year investment in terrorism-focused research funded by the Government of Canada. On June 23, 2011, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Kanishka Project, an initiative named after the Air India Flight 182 plane that was bombed on June 23, 1985, killing 329 people, most of them Canadians. This initiative invests in research on pressing questions for Canada on terrorism and counter-terrorism. Research supported by the project will increase our understanding of the recruitment methods and tactics of terrorists, which will help produce more effective policies, tools and resources for law enforcement and people on the front lines.
Steve and Alana's Project:
Risk/threat assessment and management of group-based violence
(ProActive ReSolutions, with support from Simon Fraser University – Alana Cook and Stephen Hart, lead researchers)
The project will validate guidelines for the assessment and management of group-based violence, including terrorism, and train threat assessment professionals and senior graduate students in the assessment and management of group-based violence during three-day training sessions. The Department will contribute up to $31,691 over two years.
See the press release here: