Helping empower youth to deal with challenges they face online and in the real world
MONTREAL, May 25, 2016 /CNW/ - The Missing Children's Network — the only non-profit organization in Quebec that families can turn to when their child disappears — has received another $10,000 donation from Economical Insurance. The funds will enable MCN to continue empowering local school-age students with the knowledge and tools needed to stay out of harm's way. Over the past 30 years, the Missing Children's Network has assisted police in locating and recovering 1,160 children.
This donation brings Economical's total contribution to the Missing Children's Network to $50,000 since 2012.
"I cannot thank Economical Insurance enough for their continued generosity," said Pina Arcamone, Director General of the Missing Children's Network. "At the Missing Children's Network, we believe every child deserves a safe childhood. For every family and every child that will benefit from our support and services in the coming year, we thank Economical from the bottom of our hearts."
"How I Stay Safe personal safety workshops help build their confidence and critical thinking skills and prepares them for potentially dangerous situations should they arise. The more confident and competent children are about keeping themselves safe both online and in the real world, the more empowered they will be to deal with other challenging situations — in the classroom, in relationships with peers, and later on, in the workforce."
"It is alarming to learn that in Quebec there are more than 5,000 cases of missing children reported annually to law enforcement agencies," said Mayssa Rifaï, Economical's vice-president, sales and distribution, Quebec region. "That's why we are pleased to extend our funding to help reduce the risk of our children falling victim to abuse, aggression and abduction."
About the Missing Children's Network
Founded in 1985, the Missing Children's Network is the only non-profit organization in Quebec that provides front-line services to families who are searching for their missing child. Our staff accompanies, supports and counsels these families by working collaboratively with law enforcement agencies, other child search organizations, as well as the media. In addition, the Missing Children's Network offers comprehensive educational and prevention programs designed especially for children, parents and professionals.
About Economical Insurance
Founded in 1871, Economical is one of Canada's leading property and casualty insurers, with $2.0 billion in premiums during 2015 and $5.3 billion in assets as at December 31, 2015. Based in Waterloo, this Canadian-owned and operated company services the insurance needs of more than one million customers across the country. Economical conducts business under the following brands: Economical Insurance, Economical, Western General, Economical Select, Perth Insurance, Sonnet, Economical Financial, and Family Insurance Solutions.
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