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Child Abuse Registry

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Description

The purpose of the Child Abuse Registry is to help child and family services agencies protect children. Under certain circumstances, an employer or organization can access the Registry to determine whether persons who will have the care of children or have unsupervised access to children are listed on the Registry.

Coverage

The Registry contains names of persons who have been found to have abused a child.

Eligibility

How is a name placed on the Registry?

There are 3 ways that a name may be listed on the Registry:

  • A person was found guilty or pleaded guilty to an offence involving the abuse of a child in a court either inside or outside of Manitoba;
  • A family court has found a child to be "in need of protection" due to abuse; or
  • A child and family service agency's Child Abuse Committee has reviewed the case and formed an opinion that a person has abused a child.

Who has access to the information on the Registry?

Access to the Registry is restricted and all names and information are confidential. The general public does not have access to the Registry. Access to the Registry is allowed only to certain people, in specific circumstances. Information would be provided in the following situations:

  • A child and family services agency may apply for access (with the person's written consent) to assess potential employees, foster parents, homemakers, parent aides, volunteers, student trainees or adoptive applicants with the agency. An agency may also apply for access without consent of the person when it conducts a protection investigation.
  • An adoption agency may apply for access (with the person's written consent) when the information is required by the adoption agency to assess an adoptive applicant, a potential employee, volunteer or student trainee with the adoption agency.
  • A peace officer may apply for access to the Registry when the information is required for the peace officer to carry out his or her duties.
  • An employer or other person may apply for access (with the person's written consent) to determine if a person is listed on the Registry. The information must be required by the employer or person for assessing a person whose work involves or may involve the care of a child or may permit unsupervised access to a child.

Applying

  • Apply Online

  • Apply By Mail: Download Application and Instructions (PDF)
  • Apply in person: 1st floor - 777 Portage Avenue
    Winnipeg, MB R3G 0N3

    NOTE: Applicants must provide two valid pieces of government-issued identification (ID), one of which must include the applicant's name, date of birth, signature, photo and an expiry date.

    Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Our office is closed during all holidays

Fees

There is a $20.00 fee for your initial application.
Each additional application is $5.00 when requested at the time of submission.

Contact

Child Abuse Registry Unit
777 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3G 0N3
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Toll-free: 1-800-282-8069
Telephone: 204-945-6967
TTY: 1-800-855-0511 (Manitoba Relay Service)
Fax: 204-948-2222
Email: car@gov.mb.ca