Where Kids Can Tell
Every child has a story. It's our job at the Zebra Child Protection Centre to listen.
Child abuse in our community
In 2008, there were 14,403 substantiated cases of child abuse in Alberta.*
36% of adults in Alberta have experienced some form of child abuse in their youth.*
90% of children and youth supported by the Zebra Centre know their offenders.
Police receive 5 times more reports of sexual violence against children than adults.**
*Alberta Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect, 2008. Child Abuse and Mental Disorders in Canada, 2014. **Stats Canada, Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2011.
What we're doing about it
1,609 kids supported in 2017, an average of 134 per month.
Zebra Centre made 16,000 Support Contacts in 2017.