Supporting Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People
This website deals with topics which may negatively impact the reader due to its subject matter. If you are affected by the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people and need immediate emotional assistance, call 1-844-413-6649. You can also access long-term health support services such as mental health counselling, community-based emotional support and cultural services and some travel costs to see Elders and traditional healers. Family members seeking information about their missing or murdered loved one can access Family Information Liaison Units.
In Canada, the rate of violent victimization of Indigenous people is more than double that of non-Indigenous people, and the numbers are particularly concerning when it comes to Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people. The causes are many and rooted in the legacy of colonial laws and policies and the intergenerational effects of residential schools.
Justice Canada provides funding for initiatives that support families of missing and murdered Indigenous people: Family Information Liaison Units and the Community Support and Healing for Families initiative. Both of these initiatives provide culturally grounded supports and services to families of missing and murdered Indigenous people across Canada.
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