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FOR RELEASE
May 25, 2016

Government of Yukon renews partnership with Canadian Centre for Child Protection

WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon has renewed its partnership with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection with a three-year, $75,000 agreement.

“Yukon has benefitted from the work of our previous partnership and I anticipate these benefits will continue as we share resources and learn from training opportunities,” Health and Social Services Minister Mike Nixon said. “The centre takes the protection of children very seriously and we are just as serious about working with them to keep our Yukon children safe.”

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Its goal is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to Canadians through four national programs: Cybertip.ca; MissingKids.ca; Kids in the Know and Commit to Kids.

The first three-year agreement focused on preventing cyberbullying among youth and encouraging the public to report to Cybertip.ca – Canada’s tip line for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children. The Yukon government will continue to promote Cybertip and Kids in the Know, and will look to incorporate other tools into existing programs.

“We are proud to be extending our partnership with the Yukon government. Yukon is one of the leading jurisdictions in Canada on delivering a comprehensive strategy to enhance the protection of children,” Canadian Centre for Child Protection executive director Lianna McDonald said.

Learn more:
Canadian Centre for Child Protection

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Contact:

Dan Macdonald
Cabinet Communications
867-393-6470
dan.macdonald@gov.yk.ca

Patricia Living
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-667-3673
patricia.living@gov.yk.ca


News release #16-207