Awareness

An important mandate of the Missing Children’s Network is to sensitize and educate the public about children’s personal safety. Every year, the organization marks the following occasions:

Safer Internet Day

In February of each year, Safer Internet Day is organized by Insafe to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.

Missing Children’s Month

In 1986, the Solicitor General of Canada proclaimed May 25th as National Missing Children’s Day. Over the years, the Missing Children’s Network has adopted the month of May not only to raise awareness about the plight of missing children in Quebec but also to inform parents about what they can do in order to better protect their children both in the real world and on-line.

Runaway Prevention Month

With over 5,000 cases of runaways reported to police, the Missing Children’s Network decreed November to be Runaway Prevention Month. Every year, the organization dedicates this month to raising awareness about the plight of runaway youth in our province and provides families and educators with resources and tools in order to decrease the occurrence of youth running away from home or a group home.

On this day back in 2008, Marilyn told her mother that she needed to clear her mind and went for a walk. She never returned home. Today, we are honouring Marilyn and keeping hope alive for her and her family. Last year, her family organized a walk to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their daughter’s disappearance.

Her family is not giving up hope and neither are we.
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At the request of the Sûreté du Québec, the Missing Children’s Network is seeking your collaboration in the search for 17 year-old Miguel Thibault, last seen back on February 5th in Amos. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Missing Children's Network is pleased to inform you that 16-year-old Wylliam Lasalle, has been found. Thank you to all of those who shared his picture. ... See MoreSee Less

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One year ago today, we launched SHINE, a program tailored for preteens whose aim is to prevent them from running away and falling victim to sexual exploitation!

The creation and implementation of SHINE was made possible thanks to a substantial grant by an anonymous donor, as well as a generous contribution by the Air Canada Foundation. This initiative has allowed us to visit more than 150 schools and increase the personal safety of over 15,000 youths!

If you would like for your child’s school to participate in this unique and educational program, available in both English and French, to schools all across Quebec, please contact Cynthia Patenaude at 514 843-4333 or c.patenaude@reseauenfantsretour.ong
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On Valentine’s Day back in 2007, Philippe Lajoie (23 years-old) vanished without a trace from the family farm located in Saint-Didace (Lanaudière).

Sadly, twelve years later, his family longs to know what happened to their son.

With your help, we can give the family the gift of closure. Thank you for sharing Philippe’s poster.
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