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Missing Children’s Network
Main aim of the charity
- Since 1985, the Missing Children’s Network provides frontline services to families whose child has disappeared.
- Prevention is without a doubt the most effective means to significantly reduce the risks of abduction, aggression or exploitation of children. It is for this reason that they developed, in collaboration with professionals and law enforcement agencies, a unique and interactive education program.
- SHINE (Self-esteem, Healthy relationships, Independence, No means no, Empowerment) aims to prevent sexual exploitation and is addressed to youth aged 10 to 13. The workshops deal with assertiveness, independence, setting boundaries, sex gender stereotypes, and the importance of developing healthy and egalitarian relationships with others.
- Prevention of Sexual Exploitation of Youth
Alarming Statistics: One Out of Three Runaways is a Victim of Exploitation.
- Awareness, an important mandate of the Missing Children’s Network is to sensitize and educate the public about children’s personal safety. Every year, the organization marks the following occasions: Safer Internet Day, Missing Children’s Month, Runaway Prevention Month
How the employee got involved and why
April 12, 1999 - Jolene Riendeau was 10 years old when she vanished from Point St. Charles (Montreal) after leaving a convenience store. The next day, The Missing Children's Network contact the school student association for volunteers. I gathered students to pass out posters to various businesses in in and around Montreal. I've been with them ever since.
What work does the employee do for charity
I give the charity I support ±2-3 days a year of various volunteer work.
I help them at the annual Dragon Boat Race, annual Golf Tournament, Annual Beans Day and various forms of networking to get their mission across.