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