“Alberta’s government is committed to preventing and reducing the risk of violence committed against Indigenous women and girls.

“I am pleased to have received the final report and recommendations from the Alberta Joint Working Group on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The completion of this report marks an important milestone in our work to build a safer province for Indigenous women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.

“My heart goes out to all those who struggle with the unspeakable loss of their loved ones. Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people deserve a future of safety, respect and possibility. Alberta’s government is committed to making this a reality. We will review the final report and develop concrete and meaningful actions that will make Alberta a safer place for Indigenous women, girls, 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, and all people in Alberta.

“Thank you to the co-chairs, members and Elders for their knowledge, lived experience, insight and compassion into this important matter. I am grateful for the commitment and care they have shown over these last 20 months to deliver recommendations to address the terrible tragedy of Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people who continue to go missing or are found murdered.  

“Now that Alberta’s government has received the working group’s final report, we will take the time necessary to study their recommendations and determine the next steps.

“Alberta’s government is committed to true, meaningful reconciliation. We continue to work toward implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s provincial calls to action, and work is well underway in fulfilling 24 of the 29 that fall under provincial responsibility.”