Helping families

The Victims Services Family Information Liaison Unit is a single point of contact for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

We help families:

  • find information
  • get counselling and other supports

Our unit was started during the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Blood relatives and others

The Family Information Liaison Unit helps families who have a missing or murdered loved one.

Family members could include:

  • blood relations
  • non-blood relations such as:
    • adopted family
    • those considered kin
    • street family

The type of information that we can share is subject to privacy regulations and legislation.

How we help

Families can get:

  • information about the justice system and legal processes
  • updates on criminal investigations, court proceedings and fatality inquiries involving their loved ones
  • connections to counselling, spiritual support and Elders
  • information about a loved one who is missing and murdered in another jurisdiction, through Family Information Liaison Units in other provinces and territories

Contact

Main

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-3460
Toll free: 310-0000 before the number (in Alberta)

Central / western region

Laurie Davies
Phone: 780-644-9823
Email: laurie.davies@gov.ab.ca

Service Area: Alexander, Alexsis, Atikameg, Driftpile, Duncan First Nation, East Prairie, Edmonton, Edson, Fairview, Gift Lake, Grande Cache, Grande Prairie, Grouard, High Prairie, Hinton, Horse Lake, Jasper, Loon River, Lubicon Lake, Paul band, Peace River, Peavine, Red Earth, Slave Lake, Sturgeon Lake, Sucker Creek, Valleyview, Westlock, Whitecourt.

Southern region

Janice Randhile
Phone: 780-644-9825
Email: janice.randhile@gov.ab.ca

Service Area: Bighorn, Blood Tribe, Calgary, Edmonton, Enoch, Lethbridge, Maskwacis (Samson, Louis Bull, and Ermineskin, Montana), Medicine Hat, O’Chiese, Piikani, Ponoka, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Siksika, Stoney Nakoda Nations, Sunchild, Tsuut’ina, Wetaskiwin.

Northeastern region

Ralph Cardinal
Phone: 780-644-9890
Email: ralph.cardinal@gov.ab.ca

Service Area: Athabasca, Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Calling Lake, Cold Lake, Conklin, Eastern Metis Settlements (Buffalo Lake, Fishing Lake, Kikino & Elizabeth), Edmonton, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Mackay, Fort McMurray, Frog Lake, Gregoire Lake, Heart Lake, Janvier, Kehewin, Lac la Biche, Lloydminster, Peerless & Trout, Saddle Lake, Wabasca.

Northwestern region

Vacant. Please contact:

Tracey Makokis
Phone: 780-644-2388
Email: tracey.makokis@gov.ab.ca

Service area: Dene Tha’ Nations, Fort Vermilion, High Level, John D'Or Prairie Cree Nations, Tall Cree Reserves.