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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

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: [email protected]

Service Area: Central/Northwest Alberta. Includes: Edmonton, Peace River, Grande Prairie, Fairview, Red Earth Creek, Sucker Creek, Atikameg, High Prairie, Grouard, Driftpile, Loon Lake, Cadotte Lake, Little Buffalo, Duncan, Slave Lake, Westlock, Whitecourt, Sturgeon Lake, Horse Lake, Valleyview, Edson, Hinton, Jasper, Grande Cache, Alexis, Paul Band, Alexander and Metis Settlements East Prairie, Peavine and Gift Lake.

Southern region

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

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

Vacant. Please contact:

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

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

Northwestern region

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

Service area: Dene Tha' Nation, Little Red River Cree Nation, Tallcree Nation, Beaver Nation, Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement, High Level, Rocky Lane, Rainbow Lake, Zama, Fort Vermilion, La Crete.