WINNIPEG — An anti-radicalization workshop is travelling across Canada to educate parents and teenagers about the dangers of extremism.
Christanne Bourdeau lost her son Damian Clairmont in 2014 after he died fighting for ISIS in Syria. Now she is sharing her experience with the hope of making communities aware of where the radicalization stems from and how to prevent it.
“We need to be much more open and honest,” she said. “As a family if we had the awareness we may have been able to intervene, I would have been looking for signs.”
More than 30 Winnipeggers attended the workshop this weekend with Extreme Dialogue which launched in Canada is February 2015.