Awareness

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.

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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At the request of the SPVQ and Gabriel Pineau’s family, the Missing Children’s Network is seeking your collaboration in the search for 19 year-old Gabriel.
The last time Gabriel was seen, he was in the parking lot of the Francheville soccer field, near Saint-Anne Boulevard, in Beauport, Québec. Last seen August 30th 2019.

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Mental health is everyone’s concern!

Today is World Mental Health Day and the Missing Children’s Network invites you to join us in raising awareness about this issue.
Many teenagers that run away suffer from mental health issues. Sadly, this subject is unfortunately still taboo.

We need to break the silence. Let’s take a stand and speak up!

As parents, always keep the door of communication open and let your teens know they are not alone. Resources are available and within reach .
As a friend, family member or loved one ... you are not alone either.

Together, let's support this cause!

Here you can find a useful tool to guide the parents:
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