It is for these families the Missing Children Society of Canada was established in 1986. Since that time, our unique and comprehensive search programs have assisted police and searching families in the active and ongoing search for missing children.
All missing children reunited with their families.
To reunite missing children with their searching families through professional investigations, public awareness and family support programs.
Our Guiding Principles
As long as there are missing children, our search must continue.
Assist the police and searching families in the active and ongoing search for missing children.
Create public awareness through photo and poster distributions, the media, website and other forms of communication.
Enlist the help of other professionals to assist us in the search and recovery of missing children.
Provide searching families with emotional support, knowledge and resources throughout the search and recovery process.
All programs and services including our professional investigations, ground searches and parent support programs are delivered free of charge to ensure that every family who needs help, receives it.
When six-year-old Tania Murrell disappeared from Edmonton, Alberta, in 1983, the search efforts for her received national media attention and inspired the first non-profits in Canada dedicated to the search for missing children.
These first search agencies focused on public awareness and prevention programs. With the exception of poster distributions, little attention was put on the actual search for missing children or on support of searching families.
Out of this need to do more for searching families, the Missing Children Society of Canada was created in 1986. Since that time, MCSC has assisted law enforcement and searching families in thousands of cases. The 2011 year marked our 25th anniversary of continuing the search for missing children. As we look to our future, we are as driven as ever to continue the search for our missing children.