SOURCE: Missing Children Society of Canada

Missing Children Society of Canada

May 25, 2017 09:27 ET

Ten cases highlight Missing Chidren's Day

May 25 is recognized around the world as Missing Children's Day

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - May 25, 2017) - This year, the Missing Children Society of Canada is putting the spotlight on 10 cases from among the dozens of active searches investigators working for the non-profit agency are making in their efforts to find missing children.

The Missing Children Society of Canada works to help police around the world in their search for missing children, but as MCSC investigator Michael Ferguson points out, members of the public also play a critical role.

"We at Missing Children Society of Canada, along with our Law Enforcement partners, are relentless in our search for missing children but the public's help in providing tips and sharing information is extremely important," Ferguson says.

"No matter how insignificant the information may seem, it may be the missing puzzle piece that's needed to solve a case and bring a missing child home."

Perhaps a distant relative has shown up at a family reunion with a child you've never seen, or you recognize someone on a missing poster as a person you've seen shopping at your local grocers. That information and other things you might dismiss as insignificant, could be critical to investigators.

Several of MCSC's highlighted cases this year are searches that have been ongoing for several decades. And even though they may no longer be making headlines, the search for answers around the disappearance of those children never ends. Their families live in hope for answers.

Some fast facts about the Missing Children Society of Canada:

- The organization receives two to three calls a day with requests for help in finding a missing child

- It's the only non-profit organization in Canada with an in-house team of former law enforcement members who actively investigate and search for missing children

- MCSC closes an average of three registered files per week

- The organization works with all types of families at no charge - regardless of socio-economic status

- government departments, municipal and provincial police, RCMP, Central Authority, the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, Foreign Affairs, consulates and American Fugitive Squad are among the many groups MCSC works with in its efforts to find missing children

- in 2016 the Missing Children Society of Canada marked its 30th year in operation and in March, 2017 it was invited to become a member of the Global Missing Children's Network, which is part of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children

Contact Information

  • For more information about the Missing Children's Day and the Missing Children Society of Canada, or to request an interview, please contact:

    Amanda Pick
    CEO
    403-291-0705 EXT 222