What is MASONICh.I.P.?
MASONICh.I.P. ONTARIO uses modern, police-approved techniques to create a child identification kit for the ones you love. The kit collects photos, video, voice recordings, digital fingerprints, saliva swabs as well as traditional statistical information (height, weight, hair and eye colour, etc.). This information is matched to work seamlessly with Ontario's law enforcement providers. By being so compatible, the critical identifying information can be broadcast and shared more quickly than ever before to assist with the safe recovery of missing children. MASONICh.I.P. ONTARIO is brought exclusively to families by dedicated Masons and their volunteers, free of charge along with our sentiment that "We hope you never need to use it."
What's in a MASONICh.I.P. Kit?
When a child has a kit prepared, their parent or guardian will receive a printed colour data sheet with several ID card inserts, a USB storing all the digital information, and a sealed bag with the cheek swab.
|Under no circumstance is the child's data retained by the program. Similarly, there are no surgical procedures - there are no devices added to the children. The Ch.I.P. portion of our name refers to Child Information Program only.|
All this material and information is given to the parent or guardian. No information is ever stored by the MASONICh.I.P. ONTARIO.
How do we find a MASONICh.I.P. event?
Use the district list on the right to find an area near you. It will show you when the next events are taking place. You could also view the complete list of events for all districts. If the event accepts walk-ins, just show up and register for your ID Kit. If the event is by appointment only, contact the listed event coordinator and book your sitting.