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About is Canada’s tipline for reporting the online sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

Operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P), the tipline launched September 26, 2002 as a pilot project in Manitoba. In May 2004, was adopted under the Government of Canada’s National Strategy for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet.

Our Mandate

  • Triage reports

    Receive and process tips from the public about potentially illegal material, as well as activities regarding the online sexual exploitation of children, and refer any relevant leads to the appropriate law enforcement agency and/or child welfare agency

  • Public education

    Provide the public with information and other resources, as well as support and referral services, to help Canadians keep themselves and their families safe while using the internet receives and addresses online and phone reports from the public regarding:

Designated Reporting Agency has been in operation since September 26, 2002 and is part of the Government of Canada’s National Strategy for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet.

In 2009, C3P was designated as the reporting entity under section 2 of the Child Pornography Reporting Regulation (Manitoba) to receive and process reports of child pornography from residents of Manitoba.

In 2011, under federal legislation – Internet Child Pornography Reporting Regulations, C3P (through was named the designated entity to receive reports made by providers of an internet service, pursuant to section 2 of Bill C‑22 An Act Respecting the Mandatory Reporting of Internet Child Pornography by Persons who Provide an Internet Service.

In 2016, under the Intimate Image Protection Act, C3P through was named the designated agency to receive and respond to victims of the non-consensual distribution of an intimate image.

Project Arachnid

C3P also operates Project Arachnid, an automated web crawler and platform that helps reduce the online availability of child sexual abuse material around the world, breaking the cycle of abuse. child protection analysts, along with other international hotlines and child protection organizations, work to classify images detected by Project Arachnid for the purpose of issuing global removal notices.

Learn more about how Project Arachnid works and how it helps survivors of child sexual abuse material.