Training Opportunities

Online Training

Opportunities for Professional Development

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection now offers a new way to develop child protection knowledge and awareness. Our online training modules allow users to train at their own pace from a computer, tablet or smartphone with access to the Internet.1

Modules cover diverse topics that give users a more complete understanding of their role in helping to prevent child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Which program is right for me or my organization?

The Commit to Kids online training is ideally suited to administrators, employees and volunteers of child-serving organizations. It contains an introduction to the prevalence of child sexual abuse in Canada, and it clarifies the critical roles that policies and procedures play in helping to create environments that are safe for children. It also outlines steps to take to identify and correct professional misconduct before it can escalate to illegal conduct.

This online training is also ideal for post-secondary students studying to work in fields where working with children is common (e.g., education, social work, health care, law enforcement).


The Kids in the Know online training is available for free to educators who are employed at an educational institution that owns a copy of the Kids in the Know interactive safety education program.2

Users will learn what the Kids in the Know program is and how to implement it in their classroom to help improve students’ safety confidence and competence.

This online training includes the Preventing Child Sexual Abuse online training as an introduction to the prevalence of child sexual abuse in Canada and the importance of teaching child personal safety skills.


The Teatree Tells online training is available for free to early childhood educators who own or are employed by an entity who owns Teatree Tells: A Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Kit.3

Users will learn why it is necessary to equip pre-school children with personal safety skills and how to implement the age-appropriate lessons to suit various groups and communities.

This online training includes the Preventing Child Sexual Abuse online training as an introduction to the prevalence of child sexual abuse in Canada and the importance of teaching child personal safety skills.


The Child Sexual Abuse Awareness online training is available for professionals and individuals who work with children and want to learn more about the prevalence of child sexual abuse in Canada, how to spot and report concerning behaviour, and how to recognize and help a child through a disclosure of sexual abuse.

NOTE: This online training is a general overview of the topic of child sexual abuse. It does not cover the policies and procedures that are necessary for child-serving organizations to have in place to minimize the risk of child sexual abuse occurring. For this information, please select the Commit to Kids online training.

Click on the tabs above for more information on each of the online training programs.

For information on the Missing and Exploited Children Training Conference, select MECC from the main menu.

1 While we use reasonable efforts to ensure the platform is compatible with common devices and operating systems, we cannot guarantee that a particular computer or device will be compatible with the platform. If your computer or device is not compatible, please let us know and we will either address the problem or issue the applicable refund. Access to the training modules is conditional on users agreeing to an End User License Agreement. For all training, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (the “Canadian Centre”) reserves the right to refuse or terminate access to anyone at any time, at its sole discretion.

2 Access to the training will not be granted until the Canadian Centre has satisfactorily confirmed that the educational institution in question owns a copy of the Kids in the Know program. If there is a dispute in this regard, the records of the Canadian Centre shall be taken as accurate and shall govern.

3 Access to the training will not be granted until the Canadian Centre has satisfactorily confirmed that the individual or entity in question owns Teatree Tells: A Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Kit. If there is a dispute in this regard, the records of the Canadian Centre shall be taken as accurate and shall govern.