There are many ways to get involved and help in the search for Canada’s missing children. In this section, you will find suggestions on how you can make a difference.
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- Donate to MissingKids.ca through our secure online donation system.
MissingKidsALERT is a public notification service that provides critical information in the search for missing children. Through this service, individuals, businesses and organizations can quickly and easily sign-up to receive missing child alerts through a variety of electronic platforms.
When more people know, more people are looking. Sign up and become part of the search.
There are many ways you can take action in your community to help reduce the number of children who go missing. The following are some ideas of how you can take action:
Ask your local schools to become involved in the Kids in the Know program. Kids in the Know is an interactive safety education program with the goal of increasing the personal safety of children and reducing their risk of sexual exploitation. Personal safety strategies are taught in an age-appropriate and fun way. Download the Kids in the Know brochure to pass along to your child’s school.
Ask your early childhood learning centre to get involved with the Teatree Tells program. Teatree Tells: A Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Kit has been designed to teach early childhood educators how to address the sensitive subject of child sexual abuse with families and children.
Ask your local child-serving organizations to begin using the Commit to Kids program. Commit to Kids is a program to help organizations create safe environments for children. It provides policies, strategies, and a step-by-step plan for reducing the risk of child sexual abuse, encouraging organizations to take an active, participatory role in protecting children in their care. Child-serving organizations implementing this program are sending a clear message that the safety of children is a priority.
Public participation is critical to the location of missing children – this is why it is important to stay connected and informed. We encourage you to sign up for updates, news and developments with regard to missing children in Canada.
Spread the word
Help raise awareness about MissingKidsALERT on Facebook and Twitter and encourage others to get involved. Use one of these sample posts on your Facebook and Twitter page, or write one of your own.
Sample Facebook post:
1 in 6 missing kids is found because someone recognized them from a photo. You can help – sign up for MissingKidsALERT and become part of the search. www.missingkidsalert.ca/app/en/signup
Sample Twitter post:
When more people know, more people are looking for a missing child. Sign up for MissingKidsALERT www.missingkidsalert.ca/app/en/signup
Writing your own? Here are some links you could include:
MissingKidsALERT sign up page: www.missingkidsalert.ca/app/en/signup