Press & Media: News Releases / 2016
Today, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) welcomes international experts on child sexual abuse to Canada for a Summit to help develop global recommendations intended to assist the growing population of victims whose abuse was recorded and disseminated online.
Today marks the fifth annual awareness day for Cybertip.ca, Canada’s tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children, operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre).
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), and the family of Christine Wood are appealing to the public to come forward with any information regarding missing 21-year-old Christine Wood. Christine, a former student of the University of Winnipeg, has been missing since the evening of August 19. Her family is deeply concerned for her safety as it is extremely unusual for her to be out of contact.
STATEMENT: Canadian Centre applauds City of Winnipeg for taking lead role to enhance child protection in facilities
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) is thrilled to see the City of Winnipeg take proactive steps to create protective environments for children. Today, with the roll out of the first phase of a new child protection initiative in City aquatic centres, the City of Winnipeg becomes the first jurisdiction in Canada with an increased focus on preventing child sexual victimization in public facilities.
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the families of Taliyah Leigh Marsman and Sara Baillie on the tragic loss of their loved ones. Our thoughts are with Taliyah and Sara’s families, friends and community.
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre, formerly Child Find Manitoba) would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the employees of Winnipeg Transit for their donation of nearly $6,800.00, in honour of Thelma Krull and her family. We are incredibly humbled by this generosity and are honoured that you are helping us continue our work to support families and protect children.
As Canada marks its 30th year of participation in International Missing Children’s Day, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) is marking this important day by releasing preliminary results from a new study: Abducted then Murdered Children: A Canadian Study.
Canadian Centre for Child Protection and family of missing 16-year-old Mekayla Bali issue plea for information
The family of 16-year-old Mekayla Bali is in a desperate search for their daughter. Mekayla has not been seen or heard from since the morning of April 12th, 2016. Mekayla was reported missing to police that afternoon after she did not return home from school.
STATEMENT: Ontario Provincial Strategy bust underscores to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation
The announcement of 80 arrests and hundreds of charges against sexual offenders in Ontario, reinforces the need for more to be done to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) would like to commend our police partners in the Ontario Provincial Strategy for their unwavering commitment to the protection of children and their excellent work in this investigation.
Today, the family of Chase Martens is completely devastated as they come to grips with the tragic loss of their little boy.
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the Copenace and Ross families for their loss of Delaine. Our thoughts are with them, their friends and community today.
The intensive police and community search for missing Kenora teen Delaine Copenace is entering its 11th day. There are few leads and the teen’s family is now issuing a public plea for anyone who may have any information or who may have seen something suspicious to report it.
Canadian Centre for Child Protection issues plea for help in search for missing teen Delaine Copenace
An intensive police and community search is underway in Kenora and surrounding area for 16-year-old Delaine Copenace. Delaine has not been seen or heard from since around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27th. Delaine’s mom Anida Fisher describes her daughter as a ‘homebody’ and her family is incredibly concerned for her safety.
Sexting, sextortion, luring and cyberbullying – as teens’ off and online worlds are now seamlessly interwoven, many are confronted with these very complex situations.
A new study by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) reinforces concerns regarding the scope and severity of child sexual abuse imagery and underscores the need for additional solutions.
Due to the overwhelming response from the media and the public, the Miller family and a spokesperson from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection will be available for interviews today.
Statement: Canadian Centre working with the Manitoba Government to help Manitobans take back control of their image
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) is pleased to support the Government of Manitoba’s The Intimate Images Protection Act.