If the other parent or caregiver has taken your child and you do not know where your child is, you should report the matter to local police.
Sections 282 and 283 of the Criminal Code apply to parental child abductions where one parent is intentionally depriving the other parent of custody rights.
In determining whether to lay charges under s. 282 or 283 of the Criminal Code, police may be guided by the national Model Parental Child Abduction Charging Guidelines which were approved by all Ministers of Justice.
The Our Missing Children (OMC) program can provide further assistance. The OMC coordinates the investigation of cases of missing children nationally and internationally, and can, for example, contact Interpol or the FBI. Canada Customs can alert border authorities to assist in recovery of abducted children.
Often the Central Authority will work with police to respond quickly to an abduction. Central Authorities can be asked to seek information in their jurisdiction to attempt to locate a child through police, school or other records. As well, the Central Authority may work with local Child Find agencies. You may also want to contact Child Find Saskatchewan directly, at 1-800-513-3463 or visit their website.
You may also find some of the information and services available through Missing Children’s Society useful, such as family and peer support, and private investigation services.