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Press & Media: News Releases / 2018

Phoenix 11 Statement regarding the European Union’s proposed e-Privacy Regulation

The following statement is made by the Phoenix 11. The Phoenix 11 is a group of 11 survivors whose child sexual abuse was recorded, and in the majority of cases, distributed online. This group has banded together as a powerful force to challenge the inadequate responses to the prevalence of child sexual abuse images on the internet.

Phoenix 11 in Ottawa to speak about eradicating the spread of child sexual abuse material and its ongoing distribution on the Internet

Yesterday, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and the Phoenix 11 were in Ottawa to meet with the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale to discuss the devastating and often lifelong impacts of child sexual abuse and the traumatic experience survivors face when their abuse was also recorded and distributed online.

New resource for children who have experienced trauma

Today New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults & Families and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection launched a new resource for those working with children who have experienced trauma.

STATEMENT: Canadian Centre applauds the Government of Canada on taking action to close bestiality loophole

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection applauds the Government of Canada for acting on concerns raised about the loophole created by the decision issued by the Supreme Court of Canada in R v DLW.

STATEMENT: Another Two International Tiplines Join Project Arachnid in fighting online child sexual exploitation

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) is very pleased to announce that hotlines in Columbia and Finland are now working within Project Arachnid, a platform for reducing the online availability of child sexual abuse materials.

Your nude is out there. Now what?

Today, on Awareness Day, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) and the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) are teaming up to launch a campaign letting youth know that if their nude is being shared, help is available.

Statement on behalf of the family of 7-year-old Greagan Geldenhuys

Greagan’s family is heartbroken over the loss of their brother, son, grandson, nephew, cousin, and uncle. We are remembering the fearless, cheerful, friendly boy we all knew and loved. Greagan loved his family, friends, and dogs, he was so proud of his incredible garden, enjoyed building with wood and nails, loved creating with Lego, and was so excited to return to school this fall.

Phoenix 11 call on Governments to do more to eradicate the spread of child sexual abuse imagery

Today, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), on behalf of the Phoenix 11, are releasing an Advocacy Impact Statement to advance the voices of victims and survivors whose sexual abuse was recorded and, in most instances, distributed online.

Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Imagery Mobilize for Change

Last week, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) convened the second in a series of summits for survivors of online exploitation through child sexual abuse imagery. The group of young women, known as the Phoenix 11, gathered at the Canadian Centre’s headquarters in Winnipeg to craft an advocacy agenda to change public awareness about the widespread victimization of children online.

New Study on Child Sexual Abuse by K-12 School Personnel in Canada

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) has released the most comprehensive study of child sexual abuse by school personnel ever done in Canada. This data reveals the number and nature of sexual offences committed (or allegedly committed) against children by employees within K–12 schools across Canada between 1997 and 2017.

STATEMENT: Canadian Centre for Child Protection Calls for Action to Keep Kids Safe in Sport

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) applauds the four women who stood united today to share their important stories, coming forward about the abuse they endured as young athletes. The incredible courage of Amélie-Frédérique Gagnon, Gail Kelly, Anna Prchal and Geneviève Simard will incite change that will protect future generations of children.

Help us find missing children Asja and Milan Johnson

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) is asking the public to help us on International Missing Children’s Day — pay attention to your surroundings and see if you recognize missing sisters Asja and Milan Johnson, last seen in Ontario.

“Letters From Home” shares messages to missing children from their families

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) will be sharing “Letters From Home” throughout the month of May to mark Missing Children’s Month. These messages, from moms, dads, and siblings who are searching for a missing child, are heart-wrenching.

Survivors Mobilize for the first time to make change for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse Imagery

For the first time in history, child pornography survivors from across North America gathered together this week to discuss the profound worldwide impact caused by the creation and distribution of their child sex abuse images. Calling themselves the ‘Phoenix Ten,’ survivors shared their lifelong experiences and organized as a powerful force demanding change.

ECPAT Sweden joins Project Arachnid combatting child sexual abuse imagery online

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) is proud to announce a new partnership with ECPAT Sweden. The European NGO has been a member of INHOPE since 2014 fighting the commercial sexual exploitation of children, and is now joining forces with Project Arachnid and the International Survivor’s Survey.

Ontario Provincial Police and National Charity Teaming Up to Help Protect Children

Today, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) signed an important agreement that highlights areas of collaboration to enhance the safety of children and youth in Ontario. The signed protocol, which solidifies a long-standing relationship, focuses on increasing personal safety education, child protection training, working together to support families of missing and sexually exploited children, and joint public awareness efforts.

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