30 Years of Protecting Children

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s 30th Anniversary

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. Her mother, Wilma, and a group of dedicated volunteers, created the organization to provide essential services to the families of missing children.

Since 1985, the passion and dedication of volunteers and staff has transformed the agency into a charitable organization offering national programs and services to reduce child victimization. In 2006, the organization was renamed the Canadian Centre for Child Protection to better reflect our national role.

Scroll through the timeline below to learn more about how we have evolved into a leading charity protecting children across Canada.