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Travelling Child Sexual Offenders – Is the Canadian Policing Community Prepared?
Recent cases involving Canadians suspected of travelling to other countries and sexually abusing children indicate an emerging threat as well as illustrate the importance of global cooperation between police agencies.

Superintendent Earla-Kim McColl, Officer in Charge, National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre, National Police Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, will be the keynote speaker at Insight Information’s conference Internet Law, held in Toronto, Ontario, March 27-28, 2008. For information:






  • Cst./Det. Carl Cartright of the Ottawa Police Service seconded to the NCECC is currrently working with the FBI Innocent Images International Taskforce at FBI Headquarters in Washington as part of a three-month rotating NCECC placement.
  • NCECC participation at the Canadian American Law Enforcement Organization (CALEO) meeting from June 21-23 at the Brock Plaza Hotel in Niagara Falls, ON.


  • NCECC, Interpol Ottawa and the Sûreté du Québec host 24th Meeting of the Interpol Specialist Group on Crimes Against Children from May 30 - June 1, 2006 in Nicolet, Québec.


  • April 23 to 29 marks the first National Victims of Crime Awareness Week in Canada — an opportunity to raise awareness about victim issues and about the services and laws in place to help victims and their families. A testimonial from one of the NCECC investigators is featured as well as a testimonial from an anonymous victim of child sexual abuse.
  • On April 4, 2006, the new government delivered the Speech from the Throne to open the First Session of the Thirty-Ninth Parliament of Canada.


The National Steering Committee on Internet Based Sexual Exploitation of Children was held on March 15, 2006.

Meeting of the Virtual Global Taskforce held in London, England March 28-29


The NCECC and FBI are negotiating the establishment of rotating secondments for former and current NCECC employees to work with the FBI Innocent Images Task Force in Washington, DC. The FBI Innocent Images International Task Force is the only international task force of its kind in North America that focuses on the exploitation of children via the Internet. An announcement of the secondment agreement was held on February 24 at FBI headquarters. An NCECC investigator in Red Serge represented Canada at the media event. Participating on the task force will enable the NCECC to expand its network of international partners. For more information, please visit:


Prime Minister-Elect Stephen Harper visited the NCECC office on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 prior to being officially sworn in as Prime Minister.

Fact Sheet: Animé (temporarily unavailable)



Fact Sheet: Wireless Networking

The Virtual Global Task Force Protecting Children Online Conference was hosted recently by the UK, the US, Canada and Australia. Two-hundred and forty participants representing 40 countries attended. Participants included industry, NGO's, government and law enforcement who shared their strategies for combatting these online sexual exploitation offences while maintaining the free flow of information on the Internet. The NCECC returned with a number of initiatives to explore, such as 24/7 service at the national centre, and hosting a victim identification conference to explore best practices and develop national business rules. publishes an online magazine written by and directed to youth. The December issue features an article on raising the age of consent.


News ReleaseCanada ’s National Centre Helps Save Three Children in Germany from Sexual Exploitation and Catch their Abuser

A Backgrounder on Bill C-2 - Amendments to Protect Children and Other Vulnerable Persons has been posted in the Legislation section of the website.


The Executive Summary of the Internet Based Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Environmental Scan has been posted to the website under Resources.

October - December

The Canadian Coalition Against Internet Child Exploitation (CCAICE) is running its fall national public awareness campaign concurrently with the awareness campaign from October to December, 2005.

Report the online sexual exploitaton of children @

CCAICE is a multi-sector group of industry, government, non-governmental and law enforcement stakeholders from across the country, including the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC). CCAICE is dedicated to eliminating child exploitation from the Internet while promoting the flow of legitimate information.


CETS won a gold medal at the 2005 Technology in Government (GTEC) Week Distinction Awards Gala on October 3, 2005. The CETS technology was recognized in the "Innovative Cross-Jurisdictional E-Government Projects" category.

The NCECC took part in the Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes Unit 12th Annual International Conference on Sex Crimes Investigations “Sexual Assault: An Ageless Crime.”

Fact Sheet - P2P File Sharing Networks


Representatives from the NCECC attended the Virtual Global Taskforce meetings in Australia to review the business case and identify deliverables for the upcoming year.

The NCECC was invited to present at the International Association of Women Police 43rd Annual Training Conference in Leeds, England.

Fact Sheet - Camera Phones


The NCECC participated in the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Ottawa, Ontario as an exhibitor. The 2006 conference will be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Representatives from the NCECC took part in the 17th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference in Dallas, TX

Fact Sheet: Webcams


Fact Sheet: Networking


The NCECC’s research and development division has begun preparing fact sheets for law enforcement, educators, parents, children, and youth.


The Canadian Coalition Against Internet Child Exploitation (CCAICE), that includes the NCECC, released its seven-point national action plan on May 11, 2005. The plan is designed to help protect children from online sexual exploitation and to assist in bringing those who victimize children to justice. Read more


The NCECC hosted it second annual investigators' workshop from April 21-23, 2005, in Calgary, Alberta. The NCECC workshop is specifically designed for law enforcement officers from across the country who work in the field of investigating Internet-based sexual exploitation of children. Agenda included presentations on the Child Exploitation Tracking System (CETS), the first course of the national training program, child sex tourism and presentations by representatives from national and international partner organizations. The NCECC workshop was a true picture of integrated policing with 84 participants representing 10 provinces and one territory; 21 police agencies; two US departments; one Interpol representative; two Canadian Border Security Agency representatives; and, three Crown Prosecutors.

The RCMP, the Toronto Police Service, law enforcement agencies from across the country and David Hemler, President of Microsoft Canada joined together to launch the Child Exploitation Tracking System (CETS) on April 7, 2005 in Toronto. <<read more>>


The Virtual Global Taskforce launched its international website - on January 26, 2005.

On January 24, 2005, the Honourable Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Irwin Cotler, Minister or Justice, the Honourable Gord Mackintosh, Attorney General and Justice Minister for the province of Manitoba, Giuliano Zaccardelli, Commissioner of the RCMP and Lianna McDonald, Executive Director of Child Find Manitoba participated in a national news conference launching Canada’s national tipline for reporting online sexual exploitation -



As of October 1, National Missing Children Services (NMCS) moved to the NCECC from the RCMP's Information & Identification Services. Historically, the RCMP has established and managed programs to address issues dealing with youth, whether it be the exploitation of youth, missing children, or youth crime. Moving NMCS to the NCECC will allow for better alignment of programs dealing with a broad range of youth issues and initiatives. NMCS is the only Canadian clearing house providing information and assistance to police, non-profit agencies and parents regarding missing children. Its primary objectives are to protect children and to locate and return missing children. The service is linked to all Canadian police and related agencies through Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), as well as to the National Crime Information Centre in the United States and to most foreign police agencies through Interpol. For more information, please visit:

An article introducing the NCECC has been published in the October issue of's webzine. is a program created to help youth learn about a wide variety of issues, and encourage young people to get involved and to make a difference within their community.

As of October 2004, the NCECC will officially become part of the RCMP’s National Police Services (NPS), which provides services for all law enforcement agencies across Canada.


On July 12, 2004, the NCECC,, the Department of Justice and various Internet service providers with representation from the Canadian Association of Internet Providers and Canadian Cable Television Association met to discuss how they can enhance their collective efforts to more effectively combat online sexual exploitation of children. The next step is to collectively look at how effective existing measures are and to identify new responses and best practices.


The NCECC hosted its first conference for investigators in Winnipeg, MB from April 25th to the 28, 2004.


In its March 24, 2004, Budget, the Government of Canada allocated funds toward the national strategy, with specific funds directed to the RCMP to enhance its investigative capabilities.

In the 2004 Speech from the Throne, the Government of Canada announced its commitment to a national strategy to combat online child exploitation.