The Awareness Center closed. We operated from April 30, 1999 - April 30, 2014. This site is being provided for educational & historical purposes.
We were the international Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault (JCASA); and were dedicated to ending sexual violence in Jewish communities globally. We did our best to operate as the make a wish foundation for Jewish survivors of sex crimes. In the past we offered a clearinghouse of information, resources, support and advocacy.
In partnership with the provinces and territories, the Government of
Canada created a National Sex Offender Registry to provide rapid access
by police to current vital information about convicted sex offenders.
The Sex Offender Information Registration Act [SOIRA] was proclaimed as law and came into force on December 15, 2004.
Ensuring Public Safety
The National Sex Offender Registry enhances public safety by
assisting in the investigation of crimes of a sexual nature and
identifying possible suspects known to reside near to the offence site.
An officer is able to request a search for registered sex offenders
living in the area.
Depending on jurisdiction, police agencies may access the NSOR
database directly or through their provincial or territorial
registration Sex Offender Registry Centre. Information such as addresses
and telephone numbers, offence, alias(es), identifying marks and
tattoos of convicted sex offenders are included in the national
The public does not have access to the National Sex
Offender Registry. It is a database that provides Canadian police
services with important information that will improve their ability to
investigate crimes of a sexual nature.
There are penalties (e.g. fines, imprisonment) for offenders who fail
to comply with a registration order or for not giving truthful
The RCMP is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the
database. Police services across Canada are responsible for inputting
the data and enforcing the registration provisions.