The Missing Children’s Network provides resources for families and the professionals who serve them. The Network has a variety of publications regarding abduction, child sexual exploitation and safety.


Police forces define a runaway as follows: “A child less than 18 years of age who runs away from the family home or from a substitute place of residence.”

Runaways are not bad children! They are usually children that possibly face various problems in their family milieu. Some situations become so intolerable to them that they end up thinking that living anywhere else would be better than living in the family home. Parents are not always aware of the problems that their children face, and then one day, disaster strikes and they run away. This event is followed by a period of great anxiety, stress and soul-searching for the parents.

Given the number, frequency and profile of the young people involved, there is an unfortunate tendency to down play this type of disappearance. Runaways are vulnerable. Since they must take care of themselves, there is a very real risk that they will become involved in criminal activities such as prostitution, drugs, theft or others.

Thank you for all of your time and devotion to something we hold very dear; the safety of our students!!

St-Lambert Elementary

Today, in honor of all missing children, two columnar green pillar oak trees were planted on the front lawn of our offices in Montreal. One of the oaks was planted especially to mark the anniversary of David Fortin’s ten years of disappearance and the second oak is dedicated to all missing children. ... See MoreSee Less

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Aujourd’hui, afin de rendre hommage à tous les enfants disparus, deux chênes des marais colonnaires ont été plantés sur la pelouse devant nos bureaux à Montréal. Un des chênes a été planté spécialement pour souligner le triste anniversaire des 10 ans de disparition de David Fortin, et le second chêne est dédié à tous les enfants disparus. ... See MoreSee Less

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In commemoration of National Missing Children’s Day, we hosted this morning a Breakfast of Hope at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel. Our partners and families came together to keep hope alive and to honor missing children. We will never stop searching! ... See MoreSee Less

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We Never Stop Searching!

Francis Albert-Cloutier was 17 year-old when he disappeared back on April 15, 2006, and 18 year-old Tommy Clément-Pépin was last seen leaving his home on March 27, 2006.

Both Francis and Tommy are two young men who vanished without a trace in 2006.

Their families’ resolve to find their missing child is as strong today as the day they went missing and remain hopeful that answers will come soon. They will never stop searching and neither will we!

Hope is definitely in the air! Thank you for sharing Francis’s and Tommy’s photos. One click is all it takes to help bring them home!
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