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.

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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