Canada's tipline for reporting
the online sexual exploitation of children is Canada's tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children. Created in September 2002 by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, receives over 2,000 reports per month from Canadians. All reports concerning incidents that are potentially in contravention of the Criminal Code of Canada are sent to police for possible investigation and any information about a child potentially in need of protection is sent to child welfare.

  • Mandate:'s mandate is to protect children from online sexual exploitation by:

    • Receiving and analyzing tips from the public about potentially illegal material, as well as activities regarding the online sexual exploitation of children, and referring any relevant leads to the appropriate law enforcement agency and/or child welfare agency; and
    • Providing 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.

Reporting makes a difference!

  • To date, our efforts have played a role in the removal of numerous children from abusive environments and hundreds of arrests have been made in connection with reports. Click here for more information about how individuals have made a difference by reporting their concerns to
  • receives reports from across Canada, with Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta being the highest reporting provinces. Given the global nature of the Internet, reported incidents may involve multiple jurisdictions across Canada and we work closely with law enforcement and child welfare agencies to ensure they receive reports pertaining to their jurisdiction. See how we are working with our stakeholders by clicking here.

Education protects children!

  • The knowledge we gain from information reported to helps us create personal safety strategies that are current and effective in keeping children safe in both the online and offline world. See a list of our education initiatives by clicking here.
  • Teaching children about personal safety strategies will reduce the possibility of victimization. Offenders are less likely to victimize a child if they think the child will tell. Learn more by clicking here.