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Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility. The Child and Family Services Act, The Child and Family Services Authorities Act, and The Adoption Act are designed to protect children and to ensure that the community and families provide for the well-being of their children. The Manitoba government helps by strengthening families to enable children to have nurturing caregivers, by engaging communities to resolve issues that affect the safety and well-being of their children, and by providing a network of care to help parents. Services range from counselling, education, emergency assistance, practical support, treatment and temporary care including foster care while issues are being resolved, or appropriate permanent care including foster care and adoption when reunification is no longer possible.

  • Child Protection Information – Mandated Child and Family Services agencies provide services to protect children and help parents care for their children. Learn more here.
  • Child Sexual Exploitation Facts – Children exploited through the sex trade are being sexually abused. Find out what Manitoba is doing about it.
  • Commit to Kids – The Canadian Centre for Child Protection's Commit to Kids program is a step-by-step plan to help prevent sexual abuse from happening within child serving organizations. It is a comprehensive risk management approach beyond criminal record checks and child abuse registry checks.
  • Office of the Children's Advocate – The Office of the Children's Advocate exists to provide a voice for children who are receiving services from a Child and Family Services agency in Manitoba. Anyone who has concerns about the services a child may (or may not be) receiving is welcome to contact them.
  • Report Online Sexual Exploitation of Children – If you suspect a child is being sexually exploited online, you should report it to cybertip.ca. You can remain anonymous.
  • Tracia's Trust: Sexual Exploitation of Children & Youth – The sexual exploitation of children and youth is a serious concern in Manitoba, Canada and around the world. Follow this link to learn about Manitoba’s strategy responding to children and youth at risk of, or survivors of, sexual exploitation.
  • What is Child Abuse? How to Help – Learn what you must do if you suspect a child is in danger of being abused.