Annual Report 2015

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Annual Report Year 2015

Child Pornography Hurts Inc.

CRA #80415 1439 0001

 

 

 

Child Pornography Hurts became a not-for-profit organization May 14, 2014. We are proud to report that we became a Registered Canadian Charity January 14, 2015.

We have a mission to work collaboratively with all agencies and police within communities across Canada. We take a proactive approach to fighting the crime of child pornography by providing courses, workshops and seminars to children, youth and adults on topics related to recognizing and preventing child pornography. Through increased funding and fundraising, we will be providing for and arranging for much-needed therapy for child pornography victims.

Since our development, many events and accomplishments have taken place:

  • We finalized our logo with the volunteer help of Karen Hansen.
  • We began our website with the volunteer help of Jose Casanova.
  • We produced a banner with the volunteer design help of Connie Roberts of Roberts Marketing.
  • We applied to the Canadian Charities Directorate (July 2014) to be designated as a charity. Our charity status was granted January 14, 2015.
  • We have had meetings with police, members of agencies and businesses and members of government to communicate our existence and status as a registered Canadian charity.
  • We received a grant from the Westminster College Foundation.
  • We received a grant from Arbourcor Solutions Group.
  • With both grants, we have been able to purchase insurance, office supplies, sundry fundraising expenses and cover presentation expenses.
  • We have obtained copyright for our phrase “Internet Sense”.
  • We participated in a fundraising event at the London, Ontario Fleetwood Country Cruise-in. This was successful and we were able to share our vision and mission with hundreds of attendees.
  • We held a major Internet Sense For Internet Safety® event on October 1, 2015 at the Lamplighter Inn in London. It was well attended. We had many people discuss the information following the event. The realization that parents and youth need to be practicing safer activities on the Internet and cell phones was very apparent to those who attended. Councilor Mo Salih gave greetings from City Hall. Cliff Ford, from Toronto, shared his experience regarding monitoring the activity of his daughter and the subsequent arrest of a perpetrator in Ohio. His message was profound.
  • We have received a third grant from the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, London, Ontario location. Our use of funds is to go into the community with our Internet Sense For Internet Safety® presentations, in order to provide a proactive approach so that children, youth and families might avoid victimization.
  • We have been at the London, Ontario Cherryhill Mall providing information and taking donations from supportive members of the community.
  • We have been covered on television, radio and in newspaper (see media coverage on our website).
  • We have received approval for our trademark “Internet Sense For Internet Safety®”, which will be used as a title for all presentations across Canada.
  • We have had a song/video donated by a composer and musician in Fredericton, NB. This song is used in our presentations to emphasize the humanity that is affected by the crime of child pornography. The affects of being a victim lasts a lifetime and people need to be aware and work toward avoidance. This crime can happen to any child and family.
  • We have had a video produced for this charity and donated by Campus Creative. It contains information about why the charity has been formed and affects of the crime.
  • We now own two different videos for presentation use. We are very grateful to Frank Davis and Campus Creative for their unbelievable generosity. Protection of children is greatly supported through these donations.
  • We have created a corporate partnership with Campus Creative. They provide consultative work regarding social media use, videos and up-to-date trends related to youth and families, and their choices on social media, cellular devices and the Internet.

 Child Pornography Hurts

This has been an amazing year! We have had overwhelming support from the community. The most common statements:

“It’s about time someone decided to try to stop this crime. You have the right idea.”

“You need to take this message across Canada. You have such a common sense approach and are transparent about the actual crime. Good for you.”

Our Volunteers:

We have a group of very dedicated and passionate volunteers. They help us with fundraising efforts and community awareness. We take this time to thank all of them publicly. You are an excellent example of what any organization requires in the protection of all children.

Our donors:

Without your grants and donations, we would cease to exist. We are able to circulate in the community to give our message of Internet Sense For Internet Safety®. Thank you for realizing the proliferation of the crime of child pornography and how much we need to be proactive in giving the message to children, youth, families and professionals. You realize that “child pornography is never an accident, it is a crime”. It is a crime that the public needs to be made aware of so that further victimization can be avoided.

Our finances:

 December 31, 2014…………………………………………………………………….$716.07

 Deposits………………………………………………………………………………$25,326.69

(including fundraising, grants, donations)

Expenditures………………………………………………………………………….$10,719.12

December 31, 2015………………………………………………………………….$15,323.64

We are extremely pleased that we are entering a new year with a surplus. Our 2014 year audit by Chartered Accountant, Michael A. King, endorsed our transparency and fiscal responsibility.

We are looking forward to our goal for an increase in fundraising in the ensuing year. Grants received to date have enabled us to provide educational presentations, entitled “Internet Sense For Internet Safety®”. When we reach our designated fundraising goals, we will be further developing our mission – providing much-needed therapy for child pornography victims.

Thank you to everyone who participates in and supports this very worthwhile organization.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, kindest regards,

Charlene E. Doak-Gebauer, NNCP, RHN, OCT, B.Ed., Hon. BBA, Hon. Bus. Specialist, Special Education

Founder and Chair

 

 

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