The Victims Services Family Information Liaison Unit is a single point of contact for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
We assist families by:
- helping them find information
- connecting them with counselling and other supports
Our unit was established with $1.5 million from the Government of Canada to provide support during the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Who we help
The Family Information Liaison Unit operates separately from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
This means that families:
- are eligible for assistance even if they aren’t participating in the inquiry
- don’t have to contact us if they’re participating in the inquiry
Family members could include:
- blood relations
- non-blood relations such as adopted family, those considered kin, as well as street family
The type of information that we can share is subject to privacy regulations and legislation.
How we help
Families are able to get:
- information about the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
- 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
Service area includes Edmonton, Lloydminster and Red Deer.
Service area includes Calgary, Red Deer, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge.
Service area includes Fort McMurray.
Service area includes Fox Lake, Chateh, High Level, and John D'Or Prairie.