National Inquiry support

In August 2016, Canada established the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to identify and examine the systemic causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls and to make recommendations for effective action.

In September 2016, Alberta formally granted the Inquiry's commissioners the authority to examine areas of provincial jurisdiction.

As the Inquiry conducts its work, the Alberta’s Victims Services Family Information Liaison Unit has been established with a $1.5 million grant from the federal government to support families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls during the Inquiry.

This unit is a single point of contact for families to locate:

The Government of Alberta looks forward to receiving the National Inquiry’s final report and recommendations.

Alberta is committed to working with Indigenous women and other partners to develop local solutions so that Indigenous women and girls in the province see a future for themselves in which they feel safe and valued.

Provincial actions

The government has also taken the following actions in Alberta aimed at violence prevention, safety promotion and research:

Academic research

Indigenous Relations supports academic research that informs better policy and decision-making about programs and services for Indigenous women.

This University of Lethbridge report is an analysis of public perceptions of Indigenous women and the power of narratives. The report examines how the larger, general population often perceives Indigenous women differently from how Indigenous women see themselves.

Contact

Connect with Indigenous Relations:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-2711
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-427-4019
Contact government

Address for Indigenous Relations mail / courier:
19th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 102 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4G8