What We Do

The Canadian Centre for Information on Missing Adults (CCIMA) is a bilingual online resource that acts as an information and referral centre for Canadian families and friends of missing individuals.

The goal of CCIMA is to provide Canadian families with useful and practical information to help them cope with the realities arising from having a missing adult loved one. To this end, CCIMA has created a series of fact sheets addressing issues and processes that need to be negotiated by families whose loved ones have disappeared. As well, existing guidebooks and information sheets have been included in the online resources to further aid families.

We also seek to provide professionals working with victims of crime and trauma with information and resources that will help them better serve families who report a missing adult. The website will also facilitate the development of relationships between law enforcement agencies, front line service providers, Internet volunteer groups, international agencies and Aboriginal groups in order to exchange information and make referrals to appropriate agencies.

Who Are We?

The Canadian Centre for Information on Missing Adults is a cooperative project between the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime and Ontario’s Missing Adults.

The Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime (CRCVC) is a national, non-government agency located in Ottawa, Ontario. The CRCVC offers bilingual services which are free of charge and confidential. The CRCVC believes that victims of crime should be treated with courtesy, compassion and with respect for their dignity and privacy. They offer assistance and advocacy regardless of whether the perpetrator of the crime has been identified, apprehended, prosecuted or convicted. The CRCVC believes victims must be empowered to regain control of their lives.

Ontario’s Missing Adults (OMA) works to provide information, guidance, and referral to those who are living with the disappearance of an adult family member. In addition to working with families, OMA maintains two compiled, public databases profiling missing and unidentified persons in Ontario. In addition to increasing awareness of cases involving missing and unidentified persons, the databases are a resource to the public, law enforcement and other relevant agencies working to locate the missing or identified deceased persons.