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Addressing ideological and hate-based conflict among youth through strength and resiliency building.

Ideological and/or hate-motivated conflict involving youth is a serious issue. Such conflicts can arise for a variety of reasons, including differences in race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or differences in opinions and beliefs. These conflicts can have a detrimental impact on the mental and emotional well-being of the youth involved and can even lead to physical harm or violence.

It is crucial to address ideological and/or hate-motivated conflicts early on through education, awareness, and intervention activities that promote tolerance, understanding, and respect for diversity. By recognizing the signs of hate-motivated conflict and intervening, potential conflict can be stopped before it escalates into violence.


To make a referral to ReDirect, the following eligibility criteria must be met:

  • The potential client is a youth aged 12-18 that resides in Calgary
  • The potential client is at-risk of, or has been engaging in, ideological and/or hate-motivated conflict
  • The potential client has the cognitive capacity and/or English language skills to participate in a program that includes journalling, mentorship, skills building, and other interactive activities

To refer a potential client, please complete the referral form and email it to

Once your referral is accepted, you can expect to hear from the team in 10-14 days.

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ReDirect provides targeted interventions to address the psychosocial risk factors that make youth vulnerable to ideological and hate-motivated conflict. Through education, awareness, and case management, ReDirect works with youth to build resiliency by increasing life skills, improving conflict resolution abilities, and connecting them to their community.


ReDirect is a partnership between the City of Calgary and the Calgary Police Service with funding provided by the Calgary Police Youth Foundation. The program’s specialized outreach team is made up of a police officer and a social worker and support is provided in client homes, schools, and other community locations.


Youth aged 12-18 that are engaging in ideology or hate-motivated conflict with others (both online and in-person). ReDirect is a voluntary program and accepts referrals from families, educators, law enforcement agencies, and community organizations.  


In an emergency always call 911

Non-emergency 403-266-1234