VIA Rail renews its partnership with the Missing Children Society of Canada

TORONTO, May 25, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Today is International Missing Children's Day, and VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) has renewed its partnership with Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) for the third consecutive year.

"VIA Rail collaborates with the Missing Children Society of Canada in the collective effort to find 45,000 missing children each year in Canada. As a public service, we are committed to the safety of our communities. All VIA Rail employees are on high alert and are available to support missing children investigations by searching our trains, our train stations and our offices," said Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and CEO of VIA Rail.

In 2015, VIA Rail joined other corporations in supporting the MCSC's CodeSearch™ communication app. The app sends users real-time updates and information on missing children through geo-targeted push notifications and a live in-app newsfeed.

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail (viarail.ca) and its 2,600 employees are mandated to provide safe, efficient and economical passenger transportation service, in both official languages of our country. VIA Rail operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking over 400 communities across Canada, and many more communities through intermodal partnerships, and safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. The Corporation was awarded seven Safety Awards by the Railway Association of Canada over the last eight years. For more information, visit: www.viarail.ca/en/about-via-rail.

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SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

For further information: Mariam Diaby, Media Relations, VIA Rail Canada, 514 871-6010, 1 877 393-8787, mariam_diaby@viarail.ca, media@viarail.ca

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