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Canadian Centre offers condolences on the loss of Delaine Copenace

For Immediate Release

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the Copenace and Ross families for their loss of Delaine. Our thoughts are with them, their friends and community today.

Delaine went missing from Kenora on Saturday, February 27. The Canadian Centre, through our national missing children resource and response centre ( worked closely with Delaine’s parents, Anida and Tony, and law enforcement on the case.

Our heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who assisted in the search for Delaine. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) worked tirelessly in their search efforts and the investigation continues. Any information, no matter how small it may seem, could be the tip that leads to answers for this family. Tips or information can be provided to OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Statement on behalf of the Copenace and Ross family:

The family of Delaine Copenace would like to thank everyone for the continuous support and prayers. At this time Delaine’s loved ones are asking that their privacy be respected as they take some time together to grieve the devastating loss of their daughter, sister and granddaughter and friend.


About the Canadian Centre for Child Protection: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety and protection of children. Our goal is to reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, assist in the location of missing children and to prevent child victimization.

About the Child Safety Family Advocacy Division and is part of the Canadian Centre’s Child Safety and Family Advocacy Division (CSFAD). CSFAD provides support to Canadian families whose children are missing, have been recovered, or have been sexually abused and exploited. CSFAD also works with families, law enforcement and child welfare agencies to help prevent and respond to situations where a child is at risk of going missing or being sexually exploited.

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