CALGARY- Thunder Bay – The discovery of three missing women in Cleveland has captivated the media. The Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) is extremely pleased to hear these women are now safe and can begin the long process of recovery. Cases such as these provide us with so much hope for our searching families. Every year, over 45,000 children are reported missing in Canada. That’s an average of 1 child every 15 minutes. Together, we can help bring them home.
MCSC is the only non-profit in Canada that employs investigators to actively search for missing children. Our searching families are faced with a terrifying reality every single day. Their unimaginable pain drives us to keep the active, front-line search going, and to show them that all of Canada stands by their sides.
Missing Children Resources
May is Missing Children’s Month and you can help us show our searching families that Canada searches with them. We provide Canadians with opportunities to personally connect with – and contribute to – our continued search for missing children through the use of technology that helps MCSC and law enforcement find missing children even faster.
This May, show your support for our missing children by joining our networks to create an interconnected community dedicated to keeping our children safe.
1. “Donate” your social networks
Through the “World’s Most Valuable Social Network” (www.valuablenetwork.ca), you can choose to allow our most critical posts to automatically share on your social networks. Only used in urgent cases, our Facebook or Twitter posts automatically push out through your feed to inform your networks – effectively reducing the time it takes to share information when time matters most. Through this tool, we’ve helped reach millions of Canadians within hours of an alert going out, increasing the chances that a child will be located.
2. Encourage your company to join CodeSearch
CodeSearch is a unique Corporate Engagement tool that allows companies to contribute their employees and resources to the search for missing children. Employees download a smartphone app that allows them to sign up as ‘field agents’ and contribute their skills if a child goes missing in their local area. The geo-targeted app allows MCSC to contact individuals in the area where a child went missing and provides them with images and descriptions, increasing the chances a child will be recognized. For more information on CodeSearch, please visit www.mcsc.ca/code_search.
For more information about these powerful advances in the search for missing children, and other ways you can support our work, please visit us at www.mcsc.ca. If you are a family, or know of a family, with a missing child, please contact MCSC to see if we may be of assistance. All services are provided to families free of charge.