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Welcome to, Canada’s missing children resource centre. We offer families support in finding their missing child and provide educational materials to help prevent children from going missing. is owned and operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children.

Every year, more than 50,000 reports of missing children are made to police in Canada. We know that children go missing for many reasons, and come from every walk of life and from every corner of this country. As a resource centre, partners with police and other stakeholders in the search for missing children. offers:

  • A central place for families to register their missing child to request support from a trained caseworker in the search for their child

  • Educational materials to help prevent children from going missing

  • Innovative online and offline search tools

  • Access to a community response plan to help guide communities on how best to assist in the search for a missing child

  • The option to receive missing child alerts so individuals may become a part of the search for our missing children has four primary functions:

  1. To assist in the location of missing children

  2. To provide educational materials to help prevent children from going missing

  3. To be an information and resource centre on missing children

  4. To coordinate efforts and assist stakeholders in the delivery of missing children services is proud to work in collaboration with Enfant-Retour to provide missing children’s services to residents of Quebec. Enfant-Retour will support in offering case management support to Francophone parents/guardians searching for their missing child.

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection was incorporated in April 1985 as Child Find Manitoba following the disappearance and murder of 13-year-old Candace Derksen. Candace’s mother, Wilma, along with a group of supporters, created the organization to provide the essential services that her family didn’t have access to throughout and following her daughter’s disappearance. Since 1985, 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 offers four main programs to Canadians which, Commit to Kids, Kids in the Know, and

Fact Sheets:

Read over our various fact sheets to learn more about issues related to missing children and ways to keep children safe from harm.

Under Construction, but Coming Soon:

We’re also developing a News Archive section, and we’ll be launching a bi-annual eNewsletter that will contain current information on Canada’s missing children, the latest news on missing children issues, and important information on strategies to help keep kids safe in the online and offline worlds. If you would like to receive this newsletter, please send an email to with the subject line “ newsletter” and you will be added to our email distribution list.

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