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Canadian Centre for Child Protection partnership to help protect Yukon children

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January 19, 2013

The Yukon government is pleased to announce a partnership with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection that will help promote and distribute a number of their programs and educational materials throughout Yukon.

“The Canadian Centre for Child Protection provides excellent services and educational materials that help protect our most valuable resource, our children,” Justice Minister Mike Nixon said. “Our government remains committed to fighting the exploitation and abuse of children and we are excited to be partnering with this organization and bringing their expertise to Yukon.”

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Their goal is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to Canadians with the following four national programs:

  • Cybertip.ca – a tipline to address the online sexual exploitation of children;
  • MissingKids.ca – a missing children resource and response centre;
  • Kids in the Know – an interactive child safety education program; and
  • Commit to Kids – a sexual abuse prevention program for child serving organizations.

Starting in 2012/13, the Yukon government will contribute $75,000 over three years to the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and will explore further partnership opportunities. On February 5 – Safer Internet Day – the Yukon government and the Canadian Centre will launch a public awareness campaign to promote Cybertip.ca. The two organizations will also distribute interactive safety education materials to Yukon schools.

“The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is thrilled to be partnering with the Yukon government,” Canadian Centre for Child Protection executive director Lianna McDonald said. “We believe that the protection of children is the responsibility of everyone. By engaging Yukoners, together we can help build a safer and brighter tomorrow for every child.”

For more information about the Canadian Centre for Child Protection visit protectchildren.ca.

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