The Canadian public has put their trust in the Canadian Centre for Child Protection since 1985.
The Canadian Centre was established in April 1985 as Child Find Manitoba following the disappearance and murder of 13-year-old Candace Derksen. Candace's mother, Wilma, along with other concerned Manitobans created the organization to provide the essential services that Wilma’s family didn't have access to throughout and following her daughter's disappearance. Over the next twenty years, Child Find Manitoba grew 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 was founded by volunteers and is led by a volunteer Board of Directors that demands high standards of accountability. Our board and audit committees include chartered accountants, auditors and other professionals who are involved in financial, legal and child protection services. We have extensive oversight and control mechanisms to ensure every dollar raised is used to maximum benefit. These mechanisms include: