Child Recovery Program

Since 1985, the Missing Children’s Network provides frontline services to families whose child has disappeared.

We intervene in all types of disappearances (parental abductions, runaways, criminal abductions, as well as those of unknown circumstances).

With every new case that we register, our experienced Case Workers:

  • Meet with families to reassure them and at the same obtaining all relevant information pertaining to their missing child;
  • Stimulate the investigation by searching for clues, gathering pertinent information and ensuring the proper follow-ups;
  • Provide families with advice and emotional support, as well as facilitating the reunification process.
  • Act as a liaison between the parents and the police;
  • Produce and distribute search notices throughout our vast network of partners, at the local, national and international levels;
  • Partner with the Montreal Police Service, the Sûreté du Québec and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as collaborating with our media contacts upon the issuance of an AMBER Alert;

Since 1985, the Missing Children’s Network has supported or assisted parents, police forces or other members of our network of partners, in the resolution of over 1,150 cases of missing children.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Thanks to the nice weather many of you will be celebrating outside this week-end of festivities with your family and friends! We would like to take the time to remind you of a few important safety tips to talk about with your children:

• Upon arrival at your destination, identify with your child all the people and places where he can seek help if needed.
• Remind your child that he must stay within eyesight at all times.
• Should your child become separated from you, go to the nearest Help/Information Centre and ask for assistance from an employee. This person is usually identified with a name badge.
• Tell your child if they are approached by anyone who tries to take them away that they are to yell, “This person is not my father (mother)! I need help!”
• Remind your child to never leave to look for you or return to the car without you.
• Instruct your child to never accept gifts, prizes or offers from anyone without first asking for your permission
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Un petit mot d'encouragement pour les recherches de Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou, 10 ans:

«Bon matin à vous tous je prends un instant pour dire que mes pensées sont avec le petit garçon manquant à l’appel à Montréal. Je suis de tout cœur en pensées avec la famille, et je prie énormément qu’on le retrouve sain et sauf. J’ai donc beaucoup de peine pour eux il y a juste un mot pour tout cela : ESPOIR, car sans espoir il n’y a rien.»

Dolorès, maman de Jolène Riendeau
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Two whole years has passed since Gilberto Cardinal-Fernandes vanished without a trace!

Two years ago on this day Gilberto told his roommate that he was going for a walk and not to worry. Sadly he has not been seen since.
Today, we think of his family who wishes nothing more than to see him again. With your help, we can give the family the gift of closure. Thank you for sharing Gilberto’s poster. One tip is all we need to resolve this case.
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Update: Please be advised the AMBER ALERT has been canceled but the search continues for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou.

At the request of the SPVM, the Missing Children’s Network is seeking your collaboration in the search for 10 year-old Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou, last seen back on March 12th in Montreal.
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