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The following is a non-exhaustive list, focused on the study of religious phenomena at a global level, provided here because research into “cultic phenomena” typically relates to religious groups and ideologies.


Department of Classics and Religious Studies – University of Ottawa
Department of Religions and Cultures – Concordia University
Faculté de théologie et de sciences religieuses – Université Laval
Institut d’études religieuses – Université de Montréal
School of religious studies – McGill University


The following is a non-exhaustive list of links to various other resources for help and information. It includes private and public associations and organizations, located in Canada and world-wide.

Info-Cult provides these links as a matter of public service and as sources of information. The diverse views and opinions expressed on these websites reflect their authors and their presence on this list does not imply our association with or endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

If you have any questions about this disclaimer, please contact us at Info-Cult.


Association humaniste du Québec (Quebec humanist association)
Canadian Center to End Human Trafficking
Centre d’écoute et d’interprétation des nouvelles recherches du croire (CEINR) (Centre for the hearing and interpretation of new research on spiritual beliefs)
Centre d’étude du religieux contemporain – Université de Sherbrooke (Centre for the study of contemporary religions at the Université de Sherbrooke)
Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux, les idéologies politques et la radicalisation (CEFIR) (Centre for expertise and training on the subject of religious fundamentalisms, political ideologies, and radicalization)
Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV)
Centre de recherche Sociétés Droits et Religions – Université de Sherbrooke (SODRUS) (Centre for the study of society, justice and religion at the University of Sherbrooke)
Centre de ressources et d’observation de l’innovation religieuse – Université Laval (CROIR) (Centre for resources on and the observation of religious innovations at the University of Laval)
Centre for Research on Children and Families – McGill University (CRCF)
Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR)
Narratives of Identity: Spirituality in the Modern World
Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (OCRT)
Recherche et Action sur les Polarisations Sociales (RAPS) (Research and action on social polarisations at the SHERPA University Institute)
Religion and child abuse news (Archive spans 2007-2011)
Religion and Diversity Project (Spanned 2010-2016, hosted by the University of Ottawa)
Sceptiques du Québec (Quebec Skeptics)


Bundesstelle für Sektenfragen
Forum for Religious Freedom Europe (FOREF)

Cult Consulting Australia
Cult Information and Family Support (CIFS)
Ex-Religious Support Network (ESN)

Centre d’information et d’aide sur les organisations sectaires nuisibles (CIAOSN)
Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF)
Prévention, Recherche et Formation Emprise et Résilience (PREFER)
Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN)

Critical Dictionary of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CDAMM)
Cult Information Centre
Family Survival Trust
Information Network on Religious Movements (INFORM)
Open Minds Foundation

Uskonnot Suomessa
Uskontojen Uhrien Tuki Ry (U.U.T.) (Support for victims of religion)

Association d’Etude et d’Information sur les Mouvements Religieux (AEIMR)
Association Française pour l’Information Scientifique (AFIS)
Centre national d’Accompagnement Familial Face à l’Emprise Sectaire (CAFFES)
Centre Roger Ikor : Centre Contre les Manipulations Mentales  –  CCMM
Coordination des Associations & Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience (CAPLC)
Fédération Européenne des Centres de Recherche et d’Information sur le sectarisme (FECRIS)
Groupe d’Etude des Mouvements de Pensée en Vue de la Protection de l’Individu (GEMPPI)
Mission interministérielle de vigilance et de combat contre les dérives sectaires (MIVILUDES)
Strasbourg Consortium Freedom of Conscience and Religion at the European Court of Human Rights
Union nationale des Associations de défense des Familles et de l’Individu victimes de sectes (UNADFI)

Sekteninfo NRW

Dialogue Ireland


Atlas of Religious or Belief Minority Rights
CESNUR – Center for Studies on New Religions

National Network of Lawyers Against Spiritual Sales

Apologetics Index

Atención e Investigación de Socioadicciones (AIS)
Asociación Iberoamericana para la Investigación del Abuso Psicológico (AIIAP)


Centre intercantonal d’information sur les croyances (CIC)
Centre de liaison et d’information concernant les minorités spirituelles (CLIMS)
Pôle de compétences sur les questions religieuses et idéologiques

United States of America
American Atheists
Annotated Bibliography of Christian Science (ABCS)
Centers for Apologetics Research (CFAR)
Children’s Health Care is a Legal Duty (CHILD)
Cult Education Institute (CEI)
Families Against Cult Teachings and abuses
Freedom from Religion Foundation
Freedom of Mind Resource Center
International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA)
Internet Sacred Text Archive
James Randi Educational Foundation : An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and SupernaturalLife After Hate
Meadow Haven
National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF)
Quackwatch: Your Guide to Quackery, Health Fraud, and Intelligent Decisions
RealClearReligion (Opinion, News, Analysis)
Recovering from Religion
Red de Apoyo para Víctimas de Sectas
Safe Passage Foundation
Skeptical Inquirer
The Skeptics Society & Skeptic magazine
Southern Poverty Law Center
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Wellspring Retreat – Recovery for Victims of Cults and Cultic Abuse
World Religions and Spirituality Project (WRSP)


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