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Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver combines radio technology with a coordinated police response to assist in locating loved ones who may wander or run away. Learn more about this life-saving technology.

Learn more about Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver Halton is a program that helps families to protect members who might wander or run away, typically people living with:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Autism
  • Down syndrome
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Other kinds of cognitive impairment

People in the program wear a small bracelet with a transmitter that sends out a radio tracking signal 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If caregivers notify the police that the person is missing, a specially trained emergency response team will use mobile tracking equipment to find them.  Please contact the Halton Regional Police Service to apply for the program.

Apply for a subsidy

Halton Region residents with low incomes, as well as people receiving Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support, may qualify for a subsidy to cover the costs of the Project Lifesaver Halton program. If your family meets the program requirements, Halton Regional Police Service will ask if you require a subsidy and connect you with Halton Region for the next steps.