In May 2004, the Government of Canada launched the National Strategy for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet (NSPCSEI) and announced that Cybertip.ca would become an integral partner of the strategy.
The goals of the NSPCSEI are to:
Cybertip.ca’s role under the strategy includes operating the national tipline, in addition to conducting public awareness and education programming.
On February 10, 2009, the Government of Canada announced the renewal of its National Strategy for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet, which includes ongoing funding for Cybertip.ca. This continued partnership and the generous support of the federal government will help reduce child victimization and ensure all Canadians have access to our programs and services.
Public Safety Canada is the federal department responsible for the coordination of the National Strategy for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet.
The National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC), an integral part of Canada's National Police Services, was created to help protect children from online sexual exploitation. The Centre's mandate is to reduce the vulnerability of children to Internet-facilitated sexual exploitation by identifying victimized children; investigating and assisting in the prosecution of sexual offenders; and, strengthening the capacity of municipal, territorial, provincial, federal, and international police agencies through training, research, and investigative support.
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The RCMP's Human Trafficking National Coordination Centre (HTNCC) works in collaboration with domestic and international agencies to develop an extensive number of partnerships, monitor investigations from a national perspective, facilitate the central processing of requests from international law enforcement agencies, provide analytical service and intelligence feedback to domestic law enforcement, and contribute to international data banks.
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Law enforcement agencies play a critical role in the fight against online child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse. Cybertip.ca supports their efforts by forwarding reports received through the tipline to policing agencies across Canada, and by working closely with law enforcement to identify opportunities to educate the Canadian public on issues related to sexually exploited children.
The following are just a few examples of how Cybertip.ca works together with law enforcement to better protect children:
Cybertip.ca isby the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Criminal Intelligence Service of Canada (CISC), National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC) and the National Law Enforcement Steering Committee on Internet-based Child Sexual Exploitation (co-chaired by the RCMP and Ontario Provincial Police).
The following police agencies have shown their support by including a direct link to Cybertip.ca on their websites. This ensures the tips and educational enquiries from the Canadian public are fielded from one central location.