Find Family

The chaos and confusion that accompany war and natural disasters can separate families when they need each other most. The Canadian Red Cross Restoring Family Links program helps people in Canada  re-establish contact with immediate family members after separation due to armed conflict, natural disaster, migration and other humanitarian crises.

Whether the separation from your loved one happened many decades ago or more recently, the Canadian Red Cross may be able to help. The process involves collecting information about persons who are missing, persons who have died, and vulnerable persons such as children separated from their families and persons deprived of their freedom.

Search requests are accepted based on:

  • the closeness of the relationship
  • the reason for loss of contact
  • sufficient information being available to conduct a search
  • attempts already made by the inquirer to locate the sought person have been unsuccessful.

When a loved one is missing

If you are looking for a family member overseas and would like us to help, please contact us:

Québec, Atlantic Canada, Alberta and French speaking
1-800-363-7305 ext. 362-2909

Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia
1-866-399-8412 ext. 480-2214

By email
familylinks@redcross.ca