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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

North | Mackenzie region

Dia Thurston
Phone: 780-926-7020
Email: [email protected]

Service area: Dene Tha' First Nation: Chateh, Bushe River, Meander River; Little Red River Cree Nation: John D’or Prairie, Garden River, Fox Lake; Anishinabe Tallcree First Nation: North Tallcree, South Tallcree, Fort Vermillion, Beaver Ranch, Wadlin Lake; Beaver First Nation: Child Lakes, Boyer River; Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement; High Level; Rocky Lane; Rainbow Lake; Zama; La Crete

Northwest | Central region

Patricia Kennedy
Phone: 780-644-9823
Email: [email protected]

Service Area: Edmonton; Enoch Cree Nation; Peace River; Grande Prairie; Fairview; Red Earth Creek; Sucker Creek First Nation; Whitefish Lake First Nation – Atikameg; High Prairie; Grouard; Driftpile Cree Nation; Loon River First Nation: Loon Lake, Loon Prairie, Swampy Lake; Woodland Cree First Nation: Cadotte Lake, Simon Lake, Golden Lake, Marten Lake; Lubicon Lake Band – Little Buffalo; Duncan’s First Nation; Slave Lake; Westlock; Whitecourt; Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation; Horse Lake First Nation; Valleyview; Edson; Hinton; Jasper; Grande Cache; Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation; Paul First Nation; Alexander First Nation, East Prairie, Peavine, Gift Lake and all points in between

Northeast | Central region

Sharon Gladue
Phone: 780-644-9890
Email: [email protected]

Service Area: Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Gregoire Lake, Conklin, Janvier, Heart Lake First Nation, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Saddle Lake First Nation, Frog Lake First Nation, Fort Mackay First Nation, Kehewin Cree Nation, Cold Lake First Nations, Lac la Biche, Calling Lake, Wabasca, Peerless Trout First Nation, Whitefish Lake First Nation – Goodfish Lake, Buffalo Lake, Kikino, Elizabeth, Fishing Lake, Lloydminster

Central | South region

Janice Randhile
Phone: 780-644-9825
Email: [email protected]

Service Area: Edmonton, Samson Cree Nation, Louis Bull Tribe, Ermineskin Cree Nation, Montana First Nation, Pigeon Lake, Wetaskiwin, Ponoka, Red Deer, Blood Tribe, Siksika Nation, Tsuut’ina Nation, Peigan-Piikani Nation, Aamskapi Pikuni Nation (Kainai), Calgary, Chiniki First Nation, Bearspaw First Nation, Eden Valley, Goodstoney First Nation, Wesley First Nation, Rocky Mountain House, Bighorn, O’Chiese First Nation, Sunchild First Nation, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat

Edmonton office

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)

Deanna Castellanos-Garcia
Manager, Indigenous Policy and Services
Phone: 780-427-3557
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

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