Overview

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

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 region

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

Service area includes Edmonton, Lloydminster and Red Deer.

Southern region

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

Service area includes Calgary, Red Deer, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge.

Northeastern region

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

Service area includes Fort McMurray.

Northwestern region

Dia Thurston
Phone: 587-984-7762
Email: dia.thurston@gov.ab.ca

Service area includes Fox Lake, Chateh, High Level, and John D'Or Prairie.