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Federal Ombudsman For Victims Of Crime Honoured For His Work Fighting To Protect Children

OTTAWA (Ontario), June 23, 2009 - On June 3rd, the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, Steve Sullivan, was honoured as a "Hero of the Fight" by the Kids' Internet Safety Alliance (KINSA) for his tireless efforts in working to help fight for the protection and well-being of children.

"I am truly humbled by this honour and congratulate the other recipients whose work and dedication I truly admire and respect", said Sullivan. "It's inspiring to see the commitment of these exceptional people who are working to help keep our children safe. I'm happy to be able to contribute."

The timing of the award falls shortly on the heels of the release of the Office of the Federal Ombudsman's first special report Every Image, Every Child which makes nine recommendations to the federal government on how to address the issue of Internet-facilitated child sexual abuse.

The Heroes of the Fight Celebration is an annual event hosted by KINSA, an organization that works with government and industry to help protect children from being exploited in online environments provided by new technologies. KINSA also raises awareness of these issues with kids, parents, teachers, business leaders and political leaders and is developing world class training programs to assist with Internet challenges both in Canada and in developing nations.

The Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime helps victims to address their needs, promotes their interests and makes recommendations to the federal government on issues that negatively impact victims.

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Telephone: 613-941-3428