I didn't know this was a thing - but it appears that Ontario parents who fail to pay child support and disappear, end up featured on the Good Parents Pay (a Government website). In order to get on that list, the parent must not have paid their child support for at least 6 months consecutively. Also, the Family Responsibility Office (FRO) must have exhausted all ways to try and locate the person.
The GoodParentsPay.com website was launched by the Ministry of Community as well as Social Services. The Minister of Community and Social Services, Madelaine Meilleur stated that "Good parents pay child support. For those who don't, we want to make things very clear: we will find you and we will make sure your children get the support they deserve."
The website features profiles of the "deadbeat" parents including their name, a photo, physical description, last known location, usual occupation, area and age of course. At the top of each profile, there is a button for people to anonymously submit info about the person listed. The photos almost look like wanted posters. I assume they have been cropped out of family photos or previous happy times.
The site won't give you a list of every parent failing to support their children though. Up to 25 men and women are shown at a time - for up to three months long, or until they end up paying. This could prove to be detrimental to their status in many ways. Nowadays, I am sure employers will "Google" a potential employee's name... and now this information will pop up.
Do you think this will help the children get the support they need? Would you like to see this type of website for other provinces as well?