What is the Canadian Centre for Child Protection?

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Our goal is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to the Canadian public. Our mission is to:

  • Reduce the incidence of missing and sexually exploited children
  • Educate the public on child personal safety and sexual exploitation
  • Assist in the location of missing children
  • Advocate for and increase awareness about issues relating to child sexual exploitation


The Canadian Centre for Child Protection operates national programs and services:

Cybertip.ca is Canada’s tipline for reporting online child sexual exploitation, including child pornography (child abuse images), online luring, children exploited through prostitution, child trafficking, and child sex tourism.

Kids in the Know is a safety education program designed to empower children and reduce their risk of victimization. The program focuses on building self-esteem by teaching critical problem-solving skills, and uses a community-based approach to heighten awareness of child safety and protection strategies. Kids in the Know includes a curriculum for teachers, supplementary information on dealing with disclosures of abuse, training programs, books, puppets, games, and online activities for families.

Commit to Kids is a program to help child-serving organizations create safe environments for children. Commit to Kids provides strategies, policies, and step-by-step tools to help organizations reduce the risk of sexual abuse and protect children in their care.

Research and advocacy: This program gathers and compiles the latest trends and characteristics of child victimization in Canada. It provides the research basis for an advocacy role that supports programs, services, and legislation that promote child protection. Public awareness and education are integrated into all of the work we do. Since 1985, we have also been providing missing children services in Manitoba as Child Find Manitoba.