Bell announced its renewed
commitment to Cybertip.ca as the Founding Partner of the newly created
Canadian Centre for Child Protection (CCCP), launched in Ottawa today by
With funding of $750,000 over three years, Bell’s contribution will
support the essential services provided by Cybertip.ca, increase public
awareness and prevention through national campaigns, help continue innovative
initiatives such as Cleanfeed Canada and produce the Cybertip.ca Child
Protection Series. In addition, Bell will be recognized as the Founding
Partner of the newly created Canadian Centre for Child Protection.
The CCCP is a charitable organization dedicated to the safety of all
children. As Canada’s leader in child safety and protection programs,
education and advocacy, the centre advises and raises awareness on best
practices related to prevention strategies to reduce online sexual
exploitation of children and improve their safety. The centre delivers two
national programs, Cybertip.ca and Kids in the Know.
“Bell’s commitment to fighting online child pornography dates back to
2002 when we helped launch Cybertip.ca,” said Mirko Bibic, Chief – Regulatory
Affairs, Bell Canada. “Since then Bell has continued and extended its support
with funding totalling more than $1.5 million, including today’s announcement
to fund the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.”
In the last five years, Cybertip.ca has averaged more than 800 reports of
online sexual exploitation of children per month. These reports have resulted
in 30 arrests, 2,800 websites being shut down, and at least five children
“We are very grateful to Bell Canada for their dedication and commitment
to the protection of children. Their generous contribution and support will
enable the Canadian Centre for Child Protection to carry out its critical
work,” said Ms. McDonald, Executive Director of the Centre.
As Canada’s leading ISP, Bell supports several initiatives promoting the
responsible use of the Internet, including the Bell Cyber Abuse Research
Project at the University of Toronto, Be Web Aware, the Media Awareness
Network and Kids Help Phone.