Child Find British Columbia (Child Find BC) is a not for profit charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Our goal is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to the public of BC . CFBC is a registered charity which was incorporated in 1984. The organization works cooperatively with other provincial Child Find offices and like agencies involved in the area of child protection and is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. Our fundraising is a year round effort and tax receipts are issued for donations over $10.00
You can donate to Child Find BC by clicking on the "Canada Helps" Link :https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/5423Or please send along your donation by mail to: Child Find BC #208 2722 Fifth Street, Victoria BC V8T 4B2
February 8, 2017.
2017 KEEP the HOPE ALIVE RUN/WALK
Reserve the date for the 2017 Keep the Hope Alive Run/Walk, the date has been set for Sunday March 26, 2017. The NEW location will be at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser St.
Register on line at web page: ( lower left)
NOTICE: Tournament of HOPE
"MICHAEL DUNAHEE TOURNAMENT OF HOPE"
August 12, and 13, 2017-- TOPAZ PARK - Victoria BC
Registration for the 2017 " Michael Dunahee Slo-Pitch Tournament of Hope" will begin May 1 2017 - when registration forms will be e mailed to teams that have participated in past years and to teams that have indicated an interest . If your team missed out on playing last year make sure your team is on the e mail list for the 2017 "26th" Annual Tournament of Hope by e mailing Child Find BC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Years Tournament
The 25th Annual Michael Dunahee Slo-pitch "Tournament of Hope"
24 Union sponsored teams, each captained and sponsored by their local union participated.
Child Find BC provided free child care for player’s children, with licensed child care professionals on site from CUPE Local 2081 at Camosun College.
This year over $13,000 dollars were raised over the weekend to support the efforts of Child Find BC. Many thanks to our supporters, sponsors and volunteers!
All of the services provided by Child Find BC are provided at no cost to parents, and communities throughout BC.
Over the years this tournament has become a favourite with Union ball teams from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland—many teams have been in from the beginning and some are here for the first time—the tradition continues!
May 13, 2016
National Missing Children’s Day saw the re-dedication of Michael Dunahee’s “Tree of Hope”
Michael Dunahee went missing from the area of the Blanshard School property in Victoria BC on March 24 1991.
In March of 1992 students from Blanshard Elementary School dedicated a "Tree of Hope" and placed a plaque on the Blanshard School site, located across from the now Quadra Village Community Centre located at 901 Kings Road.
The “Tree of Hope” was planted and a plaque placed in remembrance of the first anniversary of the disappearance of Michael Dunahee. The neighbourhood of Quadra Village knows the tree as “Michael’s Tree”.
Twenty-five years has passed, a community centre has been built, the school has closed, the property is being redeveloped, yet the “Tree of Hope” continues to be a touchstone in the community and the search for Michael continues.
Child Find BC with the support of the Quadra Village community hosted a public community event on May 25, 2016. May 25th is Missing Children's Day and Green Ribbon Day in Canada.
The event was a rededication of this site and the “Tree of Hope”. Community leaders attended, along with the Dunahee family. Students from École Quadra School unveiled and rededicated a new plaque, along with a community bench and a new small garden encircling the, "Tree of Hope".
A Missing Child is Everyone’s Responsibility.
North Delta Community Policing continues to offer Child Find BC "All About Me" ID kits for parents on a continuing basis. Available at their offices Monday to Friday 10:00-1800. Location 7081 120th Street Delta BC
Child Find BC "All About Me ID Clinics"
View our Events Calendar to see a complete listing of upcoming clinics and events.
Missing Children in Canada:
1. Contact your local authorities.
2. Contact Child Find 1 -800-387-7962.
3. NEVER confront the situation yourself. Allow the proper authorities to do that for you.
4. Be quietly observant. Take down any license numbers that may be pertinent. Write down descriptions of the people who the child was with. Also, record the color to the child's hair, eyes and other distinguishing characteristics, if you are close enough to see them.