Child Abuse and Neglect

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Child Abuse

Child Neglect

Sexual Abuse of Children

Physical Abuse

Emotional Abuse


VJN Global Classroom

On June 1st, 2017 the Victim Justice Network (VJN) in collaboration with Durham College presented a Live Stream Education Global Classroom event on the discussion topic: Empowering Resilience for Victims & Survivors of Child Abuse.

This event was supported by the Department of Justice Canada as part of National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2017.

An archive of this event and access to all resources can be found via the links below:


Children are one of the most vulnerable sectors of society and rely on their parents or caretakers to provide them with the necessities of life, love and guidance.

Child victims can be subject to physical, emotional or sexual abuse at the hands of people they trust. Children can also become victims of neglect of they are denied the necessities of life. Warning signs of abuse or neglect include poor hygiene, a child isn’t growing and they are often absent from school.

A recent Canadian Medical Association Journal study showed that 32 per cent of Canadians have experienced physical or sexual abuse or were exposed to domestic violence while they were a child.



Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness

Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness led by survivor

Ellen Campbell tirelessly devotes her days to abuse prevention across the country as the CEO of the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness. 

Her work with the leading organization has supported the lives of more than 200,000 children, women and men who have suffered from abuse. In 2014, she was appointed to the Order of Ontario for her efforts. It was a life she once never expected to have, being a victim of childhood abuse herself.

Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre  (Calgary, Alberta)

The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre brings together an entire community’s resources to help children, youth and families who are impacted by abuse in Calgary, Alberta.

Working together in one place and under one roof creates an environment in which collaboration thrives and capacity grows. A standard-setting joint practice framework enables the Centre and our partners to provide multi-disciplinary and comprehensive services that wrap around children, youth and families. Integrated case plans are developed for each child, working toward the best possible outcomes.

BOOST Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (Toronto, ON)

Boost CYAC is committed to eliminating abuse and violence in the lives of children, youth, and their families. We believe that all children and youth have a right to grow up in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment. We are dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and violence through education and awareness, and to collaborating with our community partners to provide services to children, youth, and their families.

A link to all Child Advocacy Centres in Canada can be found via this link: