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.

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.

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Faites comme Jessica et son conjoint et venez courir avec nous!

La Course Banque Scotia aura lieu le 22 et 23 avril prochains au Parc Jean-Drapeau. Jessica Leblanc, journaliste à la recherche à l’émission de Paul Arcand au 98,5 FM, va courir avec nous. Elle sera alors accompagnée de son conjoint Benjamin.

Faites comme Jessica pendant qu’il reste encore de la place et venez-vous dépasser tout en aidant la cause des enfants disparus.

Vous pouvez-vous inscrire ou faire un don à la page suivante :
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Join Jessica and her spouse and come run with us!

The Scotia Bank Challenge will take place on April 22 and 23 at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Jessica Leblanc, a research journalist for Paul Arcand’s morning show on 98.5 FM, will be running with us, along with her soon-to-be husband, Benjamin.

There is still time to register for the race. Join Jessica and help the Missing Children’s Network in its quest to reunite families.

To register or make a donation, please click on the following link:

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À la demande de la Police de Saguenay, le Réseau Enfants-Retour fait appel à vous pour aider notre campagne de recherche de Laurianne Bouchard, 17 ans, vue pour la dernière fois le 12 mars dans l’arrondissement Chicoutimi à Ville de Saguenay. ... See MoreSee Less

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