Resources

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.

Runaways

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

On October 15, 1977, Jacques Chaput was last seen leaving his home in Cap-de- la-Madeleine. He has not been seen nor heard from since that fateful day.

Today, we are honouring Jacques Chaput and thank you for helping us to keep hope alive for this young man and his family.
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Today on International #Dayofthegirl let's pay tribute to all girls! Here at the Missing Children’s Network, our team continuously works through our SHINE program in preventing sexual exploitation among youth, especially young girls.

We focus on prevention and believe that self-esteem and healthy egalitarian relationships are among the many solutions to this crisis.
"Girls: a free and unstoppable force" - United Nations
Last week, members of our staff participated, along with several other organizations, in “Rendez-vous Maillage”, which took place at the YWCA Montreal. This meeting aimed to exchange views and find solutions to prevent sexual exploitation. By collaborating and joining hands, we can work together to solve this issue.

A special thanks to our partners at the YWCA, for citing and acknowledging our expertise on this matter.

Did you know that in Quebec, one in three runaways is a victim of sexual exploitation?
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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 years old Jessy Céré-Généreux.

The last time Jessy was seen, she was in Saint-Thomas. She could be in the Joliette area.
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The Missing Children's Network is pleased to inform you Shelsy Lavallière Dumesnil has been found and is doing well. Thank you to all those who shared her poster. ... See MoreSee Less

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