Return Our Children Home Canada calls upon the Canadian government to change its approach to resolving international family abduction. We are publishing a set of Calls to Action that identify concrete changes Canada can make in order to better protect Canadian children abducted abroad.
These changes are informed by our community, whose experiences unfortunately mirror those of decades of seeking parents in Canada and elsewhere: the existing international mechanisms, when available, are weak in ways that abducting parents and harbouring countries can easily exploit; recourse is rarely available; and Canada’s approach to international engagement lacks the urgency, transparency and coordination that the abduction of a child demands.
For more information, read the Calls to Action.
Please speak with your Member of Parliament about this difficult but necessary work.