November 8, 2012 -
Operation Kidsafe has announced its second permanent child fingerprinting location in Canada. The service provides parents with a biometric profile of their children for their safety.
The Kidsafe system produces an identification profile of a child which only parents receive. Parents can then hand over that profile, which includes a photograph, to law enforcement officials if their child ever goes missing. Safety tips and education to children is also provided.
Operation Kidsafe has profiled over one million children in North America during the past 11 years. Now the program will have a location in Toronto area at the Don Valley North Toyota Scion car dealership.
Don Valley North Toyota Scion plans to offer this service at their location to all local families free of charge in order to provide area families with an extra measure of safety.
Operation Kidsafe uses the latest digital systems to capture a child’s fingerprints on each hand along with a full digital head and shoulder photograph. The information is then printed as a hard copy and handed to parent for safe keeping. There is an area on the document for parents provide updated photo.
The program is free and available during regular business hours at the dealership, located at 3300 Steeles Ave. E. at the corner of Victoria Park Ave. in Markham, Ontario, a Toronto suburb.
The first Operation Kidsafe fingerprint station in Canada opened in August 2012 in Calgary, Alberta at Charlesglen Toyota Scion, located at 7687 110 Ave. NW.