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95 per cent of located Canadian children did not stray from their own city urges the public to review cases in their community on Missing Children’s Day to help bring children home

For Immediate Release

Winnipeg, Canada — As 95 per cent of the located children in the database were found in their own city, today, on Missing Children’s Day, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) is underscoring the integral role community engagement plays in bringing missing and abducted children home.

According to, Canada’s missing children resource centre, nearly 30,000 Canadian children are reported missing to police each year.

For every call to the public to help find missing children, there are hundreds that are solved behind the scenes. If a law enforcement agency does release a public advisory about a missing kid, it’s because they truly believe that the public can assist in finding their location.

Spreading the word about missing children is the easiest way to contribute to the search; repost missing children posters online, share news articles and podcasts about missing kids, and engage with local law enforcement on social media.

To review the list of missing Canadian children, visit For more information and educational resources to help prevent children from going missing, visit


“Timing is paramount when locating missing kids, and community participation is the key to help bring children home as soon as possible.”
— Lindsay Lobb, Senior Support Services Manager, C3P
“The OPP’s partnership with C3P is vital in supporting the most vulnerable in our communities: the children. This Missing Children’s Day, the OPP encourages members of the public to be aware of the missing children in their community by following their local police service’s social media platforms and regularly checking It is with our partners and the community’s support that we can bring much needed resolution to missing children’s loved ones.”
— Deputy Commissioner Chuck Cox, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
“The RCMP’s National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains encourages the public to contact their local police with any tip about a missing child and visit to submit information.”
— Dr. Roberta Sinclair, Ph.D., Manager, Strategic Policy and Research, Strategic and Operational Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
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About the Canadian Centre for Child Protection: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety of all children. The organization’s goal is to reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children through programs, services, and resources for Canadian families, educators, child‑serving organizations, law enforcement, and other parties. C3P also operates, Canada’s national tipline to report child sexual abuse and exploitation on the internet, and Project Arachnid, a web platform designed to detect known images of CSAM on the clear and dark web and issue removal notices to industry.

About is owned and operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. As Canada’s missing children resource centre, offers families support in the search for their missing child and provides educational resources to help prevent children from going missing.

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