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My Child is Missing

If your child is missing, we have information, programs and resources that may help.

If your child is missing, please follow these steps:

  1. Contact your local police authority immediately by dialing 9-1-1;
  2. Register your case with the Missing Children Society of Canada by contacting our investigators on our 24-hour, toll-free line: 1-800-661-6160.

Our Investigators will assist you through the registration process that will start our search. Please ensure that you have first opened a case file with your local police authority and have the correct documentation in place. This is needed to verify that you are the legal guardian of the missing child.

Information and Resources

The MCSC is here to help families through the terrifying ordeal of having a child go missing. The following series of documents contain important information and advice for parents and families in this situation:

My Child Is Missing

The First 48 Hours

Parental Abduction


Additional Resources

We also work with agencies and partners across the country, united in the common purpose of finding missing children and reuniting them with their families and loved ones. The following sites may contain additional helpful information:

RCMP: The National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains (NCMPUR)

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Victim Services Available in Canada

Enfant-Retour Québec / Missing Children’s Network

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, USA