Canadian Red Cross Society, The

Restoring Family Links

Search Agency Service

Description
Provides assistance to people in Canada to re-establish contact with immediate family members internationally after separation due to armed conflict, natural disasters, migration and other humanitarian crises.

Service offers:

  • assistance¬†locating immediate family members abroad via family messages, tracing and other strategies
  • POW War Claims
  • health & welfare report when regular contact has been suspended
  • adoption and domestic search tracing NOT provided
Affiliation: ICRC (International Committee of Red Cross)National Societies (190) of Red Cross & Red Crescent
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • people needing assistance who have lost contact with their immediate family members due to conflict, disasters or humanitarian crisis
 
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  •  please contact Foreign Affairs Canada 1-800-387-3124 for missing Canadian citizens in an affected area
  • call, email or contact RFL online to begin an international tracing request for a missing family member
  • provide as much of the following as possible: Full name of sought person, date of birth or age, father's name, mother's name, last known address, tribe, clan or sub-clan (if applicable), date of last contact, reason for separation, reason for search, inquirer's full name, address and relationship to the sought person
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Toll Free
1-866-399-8412 ext. 480-2214 (English)
Toll Free
1-800-363-7305 ext. 362-2909 (French)
Web Site
http://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/restoring-family-links-%E2%80%93-find-family/find-family
Email
familylinks@redcross.ca
Languages
English; French - Other languages available upon request.
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Registered Charity / Foundation, Registered Not-For-Profit
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
June 21, 2021