What is MasoniCh.I.P.?
The MasoniCh.I.P. program 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, dental impressions, 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.
The MasoniCh.I.P. program 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 CD-ROM storing all the digital information, and a sealed bag with the dental plate and cheek swab.
Under no circumstance is the child’s data retained by the propram. 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 MasoniChIP program.