Child Recovery Program

Since 1985, the Missing Children’s Network provides frontline services to families whose child has disappeared.

We intervene in all types of disappearances (parental abductions, runaways, criminal abductions, as well as those of unknown circumstances).

With every new case that we register, our experienced Case Workers:

  • Meet with families to reassure them and at the same obtaining all relevant information pertaining to their missing child;
  • Stimulate the investigation by searching for clues, gathering pertinent information and ensuring the proper follow-ups;
  • Provide families with advice and emotional support, as well as facilitating the reunification process.
  • Act as a liaison between the parents and the police;
  • Produce and distribute search notices throughout our vast network of partners, at the local, national and international levels;
  • Partner with the Montreal Police Service, the Sûreté du Québec and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as collaborating with our media contacts upon the issuance of an AMBER Alert;

Since 1985, the Missing Children’s Network has supported or assisted parents, police forces or other members of our network of partners, in the resolution of over 1,480 cases of missing children.

 

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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