To reunite missing children with their searching families by facilitating MCSC provides a comprehensive search program called Project:
the active and ongoing search through professional investigations, Reunite to assist police and searching parents in the active and ongoing
public awareness and family support programs. search for abducted and runaway children. Project: Reunite is the only
Vision search program of its kind in Canada and is accredited by the RCMP
National Missing Children Services in Ottawa. MCSC investigators
All missing children reunited with their families.
travel all over Canada, and help approximately 300 searching families
Values every year. Since 1986, MCSC has assisted police in closing over 6,000
cases of missing children.
• We are committed
• We are compassionate The society has a safety and education program aimed to help parents
• We are experienced and guardians prevent child abduction. Every year, the society hosts a
number of DNA clinics for children. As well, MCSC distributes
History literature which teaches children how to protect themselves from being
Rhonda Morgan founded the Missing Children Society of Canada abducted.
(MCSC) in 1986. Events
Awards MCSC conducts a variety of fundraising events to support our
programs: the Searching for Happy Endings Gala and an annual charity
In 2006, MCSC was awarded the Air Canada/RCMP Child Recovery
golf tournament, both in Calgary, AB, and our Candlelight Walk for
Award. Barb Snider, an investigator with MCSC for over twelve years,
Missing Children in Burnaby, BC. The society also participates in a
was awarded the Our Missing Children Award of Excellence in 2004.
number of partnership events held across Canada each year.
Every year MCSC runs its Light the Way Home campaign in conjunction with National Missing Children’s Day (May 25th). Light the Way Home has
• Reach millions of Canadians from coast to coast with the message “To help light the way home for missing children.”
• Increase public awareness and involvement in the search for missing children through the distribution of information and
photographs of missing children.
• Raise funds to help MCSC continue its search for all missing children.
The following table displays a break-down of the reported cases of missing children from 2004 to 2008. These statistics are not cumulative and do not reflect
the actual number of children missing in our country. The statistics are provided by the RCMP National Missing Children Services.
YEAR Kidnapping Runaways Unknown Accidental Wandered Off Other Total
2008 56 300 40,289 12,441 37 560 2,419 56,102
2007 56 285 46,189 11,219 33 576 2,227 60,582
2006 46 326 46,728 10,761 24 567 2009 60,461
2005 30 349 51280 12079 45 704 2061 66548
2004 31 332 52280 11373 27 671 2552 67266