Our Mission: H.E.R.E.


Establish and maintain a positive, grassroots movement against extremism that starts from a single initiative right "here" in our community


Humanize refugees and minorities

Educate individuals through engagement

Respect different cultures around the world

Empower our target audience to encourage others to counter extremism 


#ChallengeExtremism #IamHERE #VoicesAgainstExtremism




Stories of resilience

Establishing a sense of unity by featuring stories on influential members of society and vocalizing their perspectives through social media.

You can check out some of the stories here, or see our featured story below!

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) 

We are proud to announce that VAE Canada came in second place at the OSCE competition for countering extremism.

You can read more about the competition here!



sfu club

VAE has taken the initiative to start an on-campus Simon Fraser University club.

If you are a current SFU student and would like to get involved with VAE initiatives, join our club here.