Child Find Manitoba was incorporated in April 1985 following the disappearance and murder of 13-year-old Candace Derksen. Her mother, Wilma, and a group of dedicated volunteers created the organization to provide the essential services that her family didn’t have access to throughout and following Candace’s disappearance.

Since then, Child Find Manitoba has grown to provide national intervention, education, and prevention programs. On May 25, 2006, International Missing Children’s Day, the organization was renamed the Canadian Centre for Child Protection to more accurately reflect its national role in the protection of children.

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection continued to provide missing children services and volunteer programs in Manitoba through the Child Find Manitoba program until May, 2011.

On May 24, 2011, the Canadian Centre launched MissingKids.ca, a national online resource centre to provide information and support to families and others searching for missing children. Missing children services will now be delivered through the MissingKids.ca program. To learn more about MissingKids.ca please click here.

We are registered as a Canadian charity (BN # 106913637 RR0001). Our organization is funded by the generosity of individuals, companies, organizations and foundations.