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.

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St-Lambert Elementary

The Missing Children's Network is pleased to inform you that 13-year-old Aly Sotomayor Flores, missing since January 26, 2020 has been found and is doing well. Thank you to all those who shared her poster. ... See MoreSee Less

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At the request of the Sûreté du Québec, the Missing Children’s Network is requesting your collaboration in the search for Fannie Rancourt, 16 years-old last seen January 21, 2020 in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. ... See MoreSee Less

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On January 23, 2005, the lives of Françoise Algier and her entire family changed forever. Her 13 year-old daughter, Mélina, was on her way to Roch-Bourbonnais Park in Farnham to participate in the Winter Festival and was planning to later join her mother at the restaurant. Mélina never made her way to the Festival and has never been seen since.

Fifteen years after her disappearance, Melina’s family still clings to the hope that one day she will return home. Thank you for helping us keep hope alive for Mélina and her family.Le 23 janvier 2005, la vie de Françoise Algier et de sa famille a basculé. Sa fille Mélina Martin, alors âgée de 13 ans, devait se rendre au parc Roch-Bourbonnais de Farnham pour participer au Festival d’hiver et la rejoindre au restaurant plus tard en soirée. Mélina ne s’est pas rendue au Festival et n’a jamais été revue depuis.

Quinze ans après sa disparition, la famille de Mélina s’accroche toujours à l’espoir qu’elle reviendra un jour à la maison. Merci de nous aider à garder l’espoir bien vivant pour Mélina et sa famille.
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January 27th will be a wonderful day for our #shine program. Thanks to a special grant, our SHINE educators (sexologists) will be travelling to a remote destination in order to reach a new demographic. We are excited to share details about the coming adventure. Can you guess where SHINE is heading?Le 27 janvier sera une merveilleuse journée pour notre programme #AIMER. Grace à une subvention spéciale, nos éducatrices (sexologues) AIMER se rendront dans une destination éloignée afin de joindre une nouvelle population. Nous sommes ravis de partager les details de la prochaine aventure. Pouvez-vous deviner où se dirige Aimer? ... See MoreSee Less

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Over 50 patrons and supporters of the Network gathered last night to launch the 35th Anniversary celebrations. So many surprises ahead! Stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less

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