Prevention and Education Program

Prevention is without a doubt the most effective means to significantly reduce the risks of abduction, aggression or exploitation of children. We developed, in collaboration with professionals and law enforcement agencies, a unique and interactive education program:


Our interactive personal safety workshops are designed for children and youth and teach them how to recognize and avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Our workshops are tailored to meet the developmental needs of the students and cover a variety of subjects such as trusting one’s instincts, creating safe profiles and the importance of developing healthy relationships.

Because we are convinced that it is just as important to teach children to protect themselves as it is  to read or write, the Katimavik-Hébert team reached out to the Missing Children’s Network .

It is with much enthusiasm that we recommend this organization so that all young people can develop their confidence, as well as learn to trust their instinct, stay home alone and be alert when surfing the Internet.

Their animators are dynamic and knowledgeable and captured the attention of all the students and adults present.

Isabelle Lucier, Assistant Director École Katimavik-Hébert, CSMB

We loved having the Missing Children’s Network at our day camp – they were organized and well-structured. The animators were interactive, dynamic and energetic! They had age appropriate activities and information for the children. The kids were engaged and were having a great time! We will definitely have them back at our camp!

Pierrefonds Day Camps

SHINE program

SHINE is 45 to 75 minutes in duration. It is tailored for students enrolled in Grades 5 and 6, and Secondary 1. SHINE is designed to help students build a positive self-image, recognize the components of healthy and egalitarian relationships and learn to set boundaries.

For more information on this program click here, or contact us at 514 843-4333 or by email:

Seminars for Adults

The Missing Children’s Network also delivers the following seminars for parents, educators and law enforcement:

  • My Child’s Safety
  • Staying Safe On and Offline
  • When The Abductor is a Parent
For more information, please contact our offices at 514.843.4333.

For a number of years, the SPVM is able to count upon the collaboration of a choice partner: The Missing Children’s Network.  The commitment of your organization in delivering quality prevention and education program, is without a doubt, an invaluable contribution. The safety of children on the Internet is a very serious preoccupation for the SPVM. Your safety workshops help children to better understand how the virtual world works and provides them with simple and practical tools that can make a big difference in helping them stay safe.

Vincent Richer

Commander, Montreal Police Service

Just like you, I believe that prevention is an indispensable tool in helping keep children safe in today’s society. By teaching youngsters to be more vigilant both on the Internet and in other situations, this initiative spares lives and unnecessary suffering in families and society. For these reasons, this Prevention Program is deserving of all the support in the world so that we can continue to empower our children to stay safe on-and-offline.

Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu

Just like the Missing Children’s Network, we are convinced that the protection of children must be a priority in our society. These safety workshops are effective tools in that regard.

André Drolet

President, Info-Crime Montréal

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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