Consular officials abroad work closely with local authorities to advocate for the safety, protection and well-being of Canadian children overseas. Consular officials also seek the cooperation of provincial and territorial child welfare authorities to ensure that children are protected from harm.
If a Canadian child is the victim of sexual assault, neglect, forced marriage, physical violence or other abuse overseas, please contact us.
Sexual exploitation of foreign children
Some Canadians travel abroad for the purpose of engaging in sexual relations with foreign children and cause irreparable harm. For information on international efforts to combat the sexual exploitation of foreign children, see our publication Child Sex Tourism: It’s a Crime.
- Children and Travel,
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