We have attended the Plunkett Cruisin for three years – 2015, 2016 and 2017. We are very grateful to Mr. Plunkett for his support of this charity by providing us a venue for sharing our valuable information. It is an excellent event and one we look forward to every year!
Plant Matter Kitchen hosted Let’s Go Vegan For Kids, a three-course, vegan meal on May 25, 2017 at the restaurant 162 Wortley Road, London, Ontario. A portion of the proceeds was donated to Child Pornography Hurts. Music was provided by Justin Plet. Thank you Plant Matter Kitchen, Justin Plet and all supporters for a fantastic evening.
Justin Plet,Musician, London, Ontario
Charlene, our Founder and Chair, is a global speaker. She speaks across Canada and internationally. Her most recent Canadian and international presentations have been in the United States, Europe, Ottawa, Parliament Hill, and other parts of Canada. Charlene is an author and has developed a theory of digital supervision, which is the basis of all presentations for the charity. She donates a portion of the proceeds of her book “Digital Sexual Victims: True Cases” to Child Pornography Hurts. She has also written a stage play based on her theory of digital supervision, which is performed on behalf of the charity at scheduled times. This was performed on November 11, 2017 at the Western Fair District, London, Ontario. We SOLD OUT! Parents, children, and professional allies who attended found it very beneficial. There was a dinner, live/silent auctions, games for the children, and a magic show. Be watching in 2018 – it will be an even bigger event!!!!
Maxsold Online Auction 2016 – Thank you to everyone who supported our online auction. It was a great success!! Thank you to MaxSold Auctions for their support in this exciting venture.
On June 6, 2016, our Chair, Charlene Doak-Gebauer, was invited to speak on Parliament Hill to Members of Parliament, Senators and Parliamentary Secretaries. Free Them organized the event. It was an honour to represent Child Pornography Hurts. Charlene gave an educational presentation about the crime of child pornography and how it relates to human trafficking. Below, Charlene is seen with Hon. Steve Blaney, MP, and Ms. Karen Ludwig, MP; second picture, with Mr. Arnold Viersen, MP, his assistant and a representative from Free Them.
Thank you to everyone who attended our 1st Internet Sense For Internet Safety event October 1, 2015.
Thank you for Mr. Cliff Ford for his powerful information shared with everyone. His personal experience with having a perpetrator apprehended through his own supervision of his child, was extremely beneficial to all in attendance. Mr. Ford gave many helpful ideas for parents to consider when engaging in child protection methods.
TO BE INFORMED IS TO BE EMPOWERED
Thank you to City Councillor Mo Salih (above with our Founder and Chair, Charlene Doak-Gebauer) for his greetings from City Hall, London, Ontario (October 1, 2015). His comments following our presentation:
“It was an honour to bring greetings on behalf of the City of London to such an important event. It was more than just an event to raise awareness but an opportunity to have a conversation on a critical issue that needs much attention locally and internationally….”, Mo Salih.
“An amazing evening! I guarantee you sent everyone home thinking!!!” Jackie Dickson, a supporter.
Other statements from present and former Honourable members in political office in Ontario and Canada:
“Thank you very much for your correspondence regarding your correspondence re Child Pornography Hurts Inc. and for providing me with information regarding your worthy endeavour.
Our government believes that we must all work together to ensure the safety and security of our young people. We remain committed to working with our partners in education to build a brighter future for all Ontarians.” Honourable Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.
“As an educator I was determined to ensure my classroom was a safe place for my students. As a mother, I wanted to protect my daughter so she could grow-up to be healthy and happy.
Too many of our precious children are vulnerable to exploitation. Please find out what you can do as a member of a caring community, to educate, recognize and prevent internet abuse and exploitation.” Honourable Irene Mathyssen, NDP, MP, London.
To all parents, caregivers, and professionals needing more information about child safety and digital supervision (as defined by this charity), Child Pornography Hurts goes into the community with information-sharing sessions trademarked “Internet Sense For Internet Safety”®. We ask for expenses to be paid and a donation to the charity.
“Child Pornography Hurts provides valuable educational, advocacy and support services to raise awareness and help prevent this horrific crime. Through collaboration with police and other agencies, Child Pornography Hurts is playing an important role in preventing the exploitation and victimization of vulnerable children. Many thanks of behalf of all of us.” Honourable Peggy Sattler, NDP, MPP, London.
“I appreciate the good work of Child Pornography Hurts Inc. and I wish you ongoing success.” Honourable Liz Sandals, Minister of Education, Ontario.
“Thank you for meeting with me recently to discuss your charity “Child Pornography Hurts”. I commend you for your efforts to protect the vulnerable in our society. From our conversation, I understand that your organization will strive to provide assistance to the young victims of this heinous act as well as provide public education so that fewer children fall prey to this crime. This initiative will help protect the safety and dignity of the children of our community.” Honourable Ernie Hardemann, MPP Oxford County, Ontario.
“Recently, I met with Charlene Doak-Gebauer, Founder and Chair of Child Pornography Hurts Inc. Charlene described her organization to me. I believe this organization to be a valuable asset to any community. It is an issue that affects all of us in our society.” Honourable Dave McKenzie, MP Oxford County.
“Charlene, it was just over a year ago when we first met and Child Pornography Hurts was still in its infancy – an idea, a spark and mission to make change, positive change. What a difference a year makes! Charlene, I am so proud of the incredible momentum you have shown in seeing Child Pornography Hurts come to fruition.
Let me join with your supporters in thanking you for taking up this important cause. The first step to making positive change is educating the public.
To the members of your Board of Directors, thank you for helping victims become survivors, and for taking up the fight to end child pornography. Your mission is so vitally important.
Let’s work together to make victims become Victors!” Former Honourable Minister Ed Holder, Federal Minister of Science and Technology, (his words of support and encouragement at our event October 1, 2015).
“Protecting our children from online exploitation is one of the highest priorities of the Federal Government.” former Honourable Federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Hon. Steven Blaney.