On the morning of Feb. 10, 2009, 14-year-old David Fortin left his home in Alma to wait for his school bus, as he did every morning.
He hasn't been seen since.
Fortin's mother has long contended her son ran away from home because he'd been the victim of intense bullying since kindergarten.
Monday, on the five-year anniversary of David`s disappearance, she was in Montreal to join representatives from the Missing Children's Network to launch a new program called STAY, a one-hour workshop that will be given to high school students across the Montreal area to help kids deal with bullying, by identifying resources they can turn to.
"There cannot be anymore David Fortin's," his mother Caroline Lachance said.
“It destroys parents, it is not a life to live, one where you lose a child...we don’t know where he is..."
"We need to sensitize youth that running away is still the number one reason why there are so many missing children," says Pina Arcamone with the Missing Children's Network.
Arcamone says 5000 kids go missing in Quebec every year and 85 per cent of them are runaways.
A $10,000 reward is being offered through the Sun Youth Organization for information concerning David's disappearance. The award expires August 10, 2014.
Police say they're received numerous tips from people across Canada who said they may have spotted David — none of which have ever panned out.
The SQ is asking anyone with information to call 1-800-659-4264.