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Missing Children’s Society of Canada receives donation from Arbor Memorial

group accepts donation from Arbor Memorial

Group accepts donation from Arbor MemorialKawartha Lakes – The Missing Children’s Society of Canada (MCSC) received a $2,000 donation from Arbor Memorial to support the organization’s mandate to help return missing children to a safe environment.

“Losing a child is one of the most devastating experiences any family can suffer. Rosemount Memorial Gardens and The Arbor Memorial Fund are proud to support the Missing Children’s Society of Canada and Kawartha Lakes with their work bringing awareness to the MCSC rescu app, in hopes more children will be found and returned home to a safe environment,” said Sean Peters, Branch Manager at Rosemount Memorial Gardens by Arbor Memorial.

Arbor Memorial is a Canadian company that provides interment rights, cremations, funerals, and associated merchandise and services to thousands of families each year across Canada. Employee donations to the Arbor Memorial Fund are equally matched by Arbor Memorial and together they determine who will receive funds.

“It's thanks to the generosity of donors such as Arbor Memorial that we can continue our important work finding missing children,” said Amanda Pick, CEO, Missing Children’s Society of Canada. "And that work was especially evident last week in Lindsay.”

The power of the Child Search Network and the MCSC rescu app was demonstrated last week, when two missing Sudbury teens were spotted in Lindsay by a local resident, who saw the alert about the missing teens on the app.

“Last week’s incident truly demonstrates the value of the MCSC rescu app," said Chief Mark Mitchell, Kawartha Lakes Police Services. "An alert from the app led to a tip from a local resident and that tip led to the recovery of the two missing teens. It is tangible evidence that the MCSC rescu app works and will only get better as more Canadians download the app and the Child Search Network expands. Everyone can play a role in community safety and well-being. By choosing to download the MCSC rescu app, you can be part of this important initiative.”

Amanda Pick commented, "Use of the MCSC rescu app in locating these two vulnerable teens only strengthens our determination to see this technology shared across the country," Pick said.

Kawartha Lakes is proud to be the first municipality in Ontario to endorse the Child Search Network and the MCSC rescu app.

The network and app are vital tools the public can use to aid in the search for missing children. The network and app allow police departments across Canada to reach members of the community whose eyes, ears and voices are critical in the search.

Join the Child Search Network by downloading the MCSC rescu app today.

Photo Caption (from left to right): KLPS Chief Mark Mitchell, Deputy Mayor Tracy Richardson, KLPS Inspector Tom Hickey, Sean Peters, KLPS Inspector Kirk Robertson, Patricia Hung, Amanda Pick, OPP Detachment Commander Tim Tatchell


About Missing Children Society of CanadaMCSC rescu app

The Missing Children Society of Canada's (MCSC) mandate is to help return missing children to a safe environment. The organization, established in 1986, has evolved from one distributing posters to find a missing child to one embracing the latest technology to help police in the search for that child. MCSC also reaches out to enlist the help of other professionals in the search and location of missing children in addition to working with traditional media and online/social media to bring public awareness to cases of missing kids. MCSC provides affected families with knowledge and resources throughout the search and reunification while ensuring that all its programs are free so that all families in need of help receive it, regardless of their financial situation.

About the Child Search Network and MCSC rescu app

Together with the Canadian Association of Police Chiefs, along with digital partner Esri Canada, the Missing Children’s Society of Canada (MCSC) launched a national network and app to be used in all high risk missing children’s cases that don’t meet the AMBER Alert criteria. The MCSC rescu app launched in 2021, and work is ongoing to expand its reach to include alerts for high risk seniors, adults with autism and Indigenous missing women. Download the MCSC rescu app today.

About Arbor Memorial

Arbor Memorial Inc. is a Canadian company engaged in providing interment rights, cremations, funerals and associated merchandise and services to thousands of families each year across Canada. First established in 1947, the Company is now comprised of 41 cemeteries, 27 crematoria and 92 funeral homes. Our cemetery properties range in size from approximately 25 to 200 acres and are staffed by permanent maintenance, administrative and sales personnel. The funeral homes and cemeteries of Arbor Memorial Services Inc. have been developed to provide for the specific needs of many ethnic and religious groups in Canada and are recognized as important contributing members within their respective communities.

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