Missing Children Society of Canada Missing Children Society of Canada

About Us

For over 30 years, we’ve provided help and support for families with missing children.

When a child first goes missing, the police, the media and the community rally together to help the terrified family search for their child. But as time goes by, that involvement gradually decreases, leaving the family to continue their search – seemingly alone.

The Missing Children Society of Canada was established in 1986 to help these families.

Since then, our unique and comprehensive programs have assisted police and families in active and ongoing searches for missing children, helping to bring answers and returning missing children to a safe haven.

We are committed to:

  • Assisting law enforcement and families in the active and ongoing search for missing children;
  • Utilizing cutting-edge technology to provide first-responder support to law enforcement agencies when a child goes missing;
  • Continuing the search for as long as there are missing children;
  • Enlisting the help of other professionals in the search and recovery of missing children;
  • Creating public awareness of missing children cases through both traditional and online/social media;
  • Providing affected families with emotional support, knowledge and resources throughout the search and recovery process;
  • Ensuring that all of our programs – including professional investigations, active searches and family support programs – are delivered free of charge, so that every family who needs help receives it, regardless of their financial situation.

Who We Are

Our Mission

To return missing children to a safe haven through professional investigations, emergency response, public awareness and family support programs.

Our Vision

All missing children returned to a safe haven and the elimination of child abduction in Canada.

What We Do


Our investigators, a team comprised of former law enforcement professionals, work alongside investigating officers in a support role to actively assist in the investigation of missing children cases, driving leads and case developments. Learn More

Emergency Response

When a child goes missing, the MCSC sends pertinent, time-sensitive and geographically pinpointed push notifications and alert information to Canadians, rallying the community to help recover missing children faster than ever before. Learn More

Family Support

We help searching families by finding and referring them to resources in their community, linking them to services including professional counseling and peer support programs. Learn More

Fast Facts

The Missing Children Society of Canada:

  • is the only non-profit organization in Canada that utilizes an in-house team of former law enforcement to actively investigate and search for missing children;
  • receives 2-3 calls per day with requests for assistance;
  • closes an average of 3 registered files per week; works with all types of families at no charge – regardless of socio-economic status;
  • works alongside all types of government agencies – municipal and provincial police, RCMP, Central Authority, the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, Foreign Affairs, consulates and American Fugitive Squad, to name a few;


For just $15, you can become a member of the Missing Children Society of Canada. As a member, you will receive our quarterly newsletter, updates regarding our events, and the right to attend and vote at MCSC’s annual general meeting.

To purchase your membership, please give us a call at 1-800-661-6160 between 9am and 5pm MST, Monday to Friday, or download our Membership Signup Form and send it back to our head office:

219, 3501 – 23 Street NE
Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6V8

Membership Form