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Why You Can Feel Good About Donating to the Canadian Centre

MissingKids.ca is a program of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. 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, created the organization in order to provide the essential services that she felt her family didn’t have access to throughout and following her daughter’s disappearance. Over the past twenty years, 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 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:

  • An independent Canadian accounting firm audits the Canadian Centre’s finances annually. Our complete audited financial statements are available to the public upon request by calling 1-800-532-9135. An abridged version is also available in our annual report.
  • The Canadian Centre does not use commission-based fundraising techniques. We have high ethical standards surrounding fundraising. We rely on grassroots events, personal and corporate donations, as well as the goodwill of Canadians.
  • When you donate online, by mail or by phone , you can rest assured that your funds are safe and that your personal information is kept private. The Canadian Centre uses appropriate technologies and security safeguards to ensure the integrity and privacy of any information you provide.

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