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Members

Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada is a national, bilingual advocacy organization advancing the rights of children everywhere to be free from sexual abuse and exploitation. It is a registered charity without political or religious affiliation. Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada was founded in 1996 and became a member of the ECPAT Network in 1999. Some of its successful efforts have included toughening Canada´s legislation regarding the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism and increasing Canada’s legal age of consent from 14 to 16. It is a founding partner, along with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, in the creation of Cybertip.ca, Canada’s tip-line for reporting online child sexual exploitation.

Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada

Contact: Arly Akerstream, Acting President
Phone: (+1) 204-988-0377
Address: 2200-201 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3B 3L3
Email: hello@beyondborders.org
Website: http://www.beyondborders.org

Facts

A disproportionate number of sexually exploited children in Canada are aboriginal youth. In some cities, they make up as much as 90% of those children exploited for prostitution.

In 2002, Canada established a tip line for reporting online sexual exploitation of children. The tip line receives over 3,000 reports a month. Since its beginning, more than 511 arrests have been executed in connection to a cybertip.ca report and 28 000 URLs have been blocked.

A study showed that between 2009-2014, 25% of victims of trafficking in Canada were under 18.

Resources

ECPAT International
Canada – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2012

News from Canada

Indicators

Age of Consent

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Extraterritoriality & Extradition

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CSAM Definition

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Background Check Required

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National Commitments

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Child Advocacy Centers

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SEC Police Unit

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Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

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Public SEC Case Data

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