Nearly 50,000 children in Canada go missing each year; that’s one child every 40 seconds. Yet, when the National Child Identification Program began, less than two per cent of parents had a copy of their child’s fingerprints to use in case of an emergency.
The IBEW has partnered with the National Child Identification Program, a US-based community service initiative dedicated to changing these statistics by providing parents and guardians with a tool they can use in case of emergency, to help protect their children. The ID Kit allows parents to collect specific information by easily recording the physical characteristics and fingerprints of their children on identification cards that then kept at home by the parent or guardian. If ever needed, this ID Kit will give authorities vital information to assist their efforts to locate a missing child.
The IBEW is making one of these kits available for every member in Canada and the US. Contact your Business Manager to find out more information and check out the message from our International President, Lonnie Stephenson, to learn more.