History

1984

On November 1, 1984, a young boy named Maurice Vien was tragically taken from his family, friends and community. His murder sparked the creation of the Missing Children’s Network.

1990

The Missing Children’s Network transported National Missing Children’s Day to European soil by organizing a special ceremony that brought together several organizations from Brussels, France and England.

1994

The Missing Children’s Network launched its Prevention and Education Program in Day Camps and sensitized thousands of children about the importance of keeping themselves safe.

1998

The Missing Children’s Network, in collaboration with McDonald’s Restaurants and Montreal Police, held an Identification Day on the island of Montreal.

2001

The Child Identification Day is now presented across the province, thanks to McDonald’s Restaurants and law enforcement in Quebec.

2004

The City of Montreal proclaimed May 25th to be National Missing Children’s Day.

2008

Twenty volunteers from the Network reached new heights as they climbed Mt Kilimandjaro and raised over $75,000 in aid of our critical mission.

The Network published Operation Vigilance, a series of three brochures that contain a wealth of safety advice for parents of children 0-17 years-old.

2011

The Missing Children’s Network, in collaboration with ADR-TV, launched Child Alert, an application that allows parents to record and store their child’s profile directly on their smart phones.

2014

The Missing Children’s Network launched Develop Sweet Reflexes, an awareness campaign designed to sensitize parents and children about the importance of developing sound safety strategies, while at the same time raising funds through the sale of the Candy Catcher, a Halloween bag with reflective tape.

2016

The Missing Children’s Network, in collaboration with Groupe Jean Coutu and UPS, hosted a province-wide awareness campaign entitled, Together for Safety.

Over 25,000 activity booklets were distributed to local schools by law enforcement.

2018

Creation of SIGN4L, an application that can save the life of a child and official launch of the SHINE program across the province, following a generous contribution from an anonymous donor.

1986

National Missing Children’s Day was commemorated for the very first time at the Old Port in Montreal. Over 5,000 balloons with photos of missing children were released.

Terry Di Monte of CHOM-FM hosted our first Radiothon of Hope and helped raise over $72,000.

1992

Thanks to Debbie Kolokythias, a 15 year-old Montrealer, the Gazette invited the Missing Children’s Network to run its operations, free of charge, in their building.

1996

The Missing Children’s Network was awarded le Prix du Partenariat by the Montreal Police Service.

The Missing Children’s Network inaugurated its Garden of Hope at the Montreal Botanical Garden.

2000

The Network launched its Prevention and Education Program in local schools in the Greater Montreal area.

2003

The Missing Children’s Network is invited by the RCMP, SQ and Montreal Police Service to implement the Amber Alert program in Quebec.

2006

The Missing Children’s Network, in collaboration with Montreal Police and En Marge 12-17, published Coming Back to Stay, a manual for parents whose children have run away.

2010

Jean Coutu Group became the new partner of our Provincial Child Identification Day and hosted a clinic in over 180 participating pharmacies – in all, 14,998 ID booklets were distributed and completed.

2012

Canada Border Services Agency, Aéroports de Montréal and the Missing Children’s Network joined forces to raise awareness about missing children by displaying photos of 16 children on over 100 LCD screens at Montréal-Trudeau Airport.

The Missing Children’s Network received the prestigious Our Missing Children Award of Excellence in recognition for its leadership and excellence in working together to bring home missing children.

2015

Total Logistics Group of Companies joined our Corporate Partner Poster Campaign by featuring posters of missing children on their trucks. This unprecedented initiative allows thousands of people all across North America to be on the look-out for these children.

The Network collaborated with Facebook Canada in the launch of geo-targeted Amber Alert notices to Facebook users all across Canada.

2017

Implementation of SHINE,  thanks to an anonymous donor, a province-wide program aimed at preventing runaways and the sexual exploitation of youth.

Thanks to Montoni Group, the Missing Children’s Network moved into their new office.

Ce matin, nous sommes fiers de vous présenter les membres de notre merveilleuse équipe qui travaille à ramener les enfants à la maison et à prévenir les disparitions! Comme vous pourrez le constater aujourd’hui, chaque membre porte la couleur bleue, symbole de la journée de sensibilisation de l’autisme. #autismawarenessday #autismawareness #autismawarenessmonth

Today we are proud to introduce to you each member of our wonderful team, who are working day in and day out to help bring missing children home and prevent disappearances! As you can see, we are all wearing blue today as a symbol of autism awareness day. #autismawarenessday #autismawareness #autismawarenessmonth
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As part of Autism Awareness Month the Missing Children’s Network is joining the movement to spread kindness and awareness. Over the month of April we will be posting various resources and publications and encourage you to share them.

Presently many youth with autism and their families are being directly impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic. We know many parents and caregivers are looking for ways to explain the current situation to their children and maintaining a routine, while school is out. We would like to share some resources and information to assist you all during these unprecedented times.

www.autismspeaks.org/covid-19-information-and-resources
nationalautismassociation.org/covid-19-resources-for-families/Afin de prendre part au Mois de l’autisme, le Réseau Enfants-Retour se joint au mouvement de sensibilisation. Au courant du mois d’avril, nous allons publier plusieurs messages et ressources et vous encourageons à les partager par la suite!

À l’heure actuelle, plusieurs jeunes autistes et leurs familles sont affectés directement par la pandémie de Covid-19. Nous savons que plusieurs parents et gardiens sont à la recherche de moyens adaptés pour expliquer la situation à leurs enfants, tout en gardant une routine alors que les écoles sont fermées. Nous souhaitons partager avec vous des ressources et informations pertinentes qui pourraient vous être utiles lors de cette période sans précédent.

www.autisme.qc.ca/la-boite-a-outils/sante-et-interventions-specialisees.html
autisme-montreal.com/covid-19/
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Looking for a new activity to change things up a bit? Why not take this time to update your child’s profile on the SIGN4L app! With just a few clicks, you can upload recent pictures and ensure their information is up to date. They grow so quickly! If you haven’t heard of this innovative new app to protect children, please take the time to look it up. SIGN4L is free and a great, innovative tool to ensure the safety of your children.

www.missingchildrensnetwork.ngo/resources/sign4l/Vous êtes à la recherche d’une activité à réaliser pour vous changer un peu les idées? Pourquoi ne pas profiter de ce moment pour mettre à jour les données relatives à vos enfants sur l’application SIGN4L! En quelques clics vous pourrez mettre des photos plus récentes de vos enfants et vous assurez que leurs données sont actualisées. Ils grandissent tellement vite!
Pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas cette application innovante pour la protection de nos enfants, prenez le temps d’y jeter un coup d’œil. SIGN4L est une application gratuite qui vous permettra d’assurer encore mieux la sécurité de vos enfants.

www.reseauenfantsretour.ong/ressources/sign4l/
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