- Kid Check/fingerprint program: Easily our most recognizable
program, Child Find fingerprints tens or thousands of children in
Ontario each year. All or our finger printers are trained by the local
police. Children, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, are
fingerprinted and they receive a document titled "All About Me" which
is a detailed questionnaire for parents to complete about their child.
Such information includes medical/dental history, list of family,
friends and relatives, educational history, physical and mental
characteristics, among many other things. This completed
document can speak to the police for a parent, should their child be
reported missing. This document is kept only by the parents or
legal guardian. Head and shoulders photo of the child, updated regularly,
should be included with this package.
- Chapter Start Up: Child Find's Provincial Office continues
to develop new Chapters so that a growing number of Ontario communities
can have access to our services. Through Chapter expansion, we can
further publicize the issues concerning missing children and offer our
child safety programs to more and more concerned Ontarians.
- Child Safety Literature: Child Find produces a document
titled "Safeguard Your Children" which offers tips on child safety. It
also contains the tell- tale signs for runaways. There are also other
brochures and leaflets available, some of which are available in French.
- Public Speaking: Many Child Find personnel undertake speaking
engagements to inform the public about the issue of missing children in
Canada, the role that Child Find plays as well as to provide concrete
tips on how parents can "street proof" their children. Public speaking
engagements can be arranged through the Chapter in your area.
- Information Booths: Child Find operates information booths
throughout the province to publicize the issue of missing children and
to distribute child safety literature. Information booths can be found
at local malls, trade shows, fairs, public forums, etc.
- Special Events: Child Find hosts a number of special events
throughout the year in order to raise funds for our various programs as
well as to generate awareness regarding missing children's issues. Such
events stimulate interest in a variety of towns and cities and provide
our organization with greater visibility and awareness of the
vital services we provide.
- Green Ribbon of Hope Campaign: May is Green Ribbon of Hope
Month in Canada culminating on May 25th in the celebration of National
Missing Children's Day. The goal of this program is to remember all
missing children and to seek their safe return. Green represents the
colour of hope symbolizing our expressions and thoughts for missing
children, their families and friends.