Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Inquiry

The Government of Canada announced the launch of a national inquiry to address the high number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. In order to inform the design of the inquiry, Canada has now developed a discussion guide, and launched an online survey for public input.

Building on input gathered from nation-wide engagement, the online survey is intended to allow survivors, family members, loved ones of victims, front-line service providers and others the opportunity to provide input into who should conduct the inquiry, its timeframe, who should be heard as part of the inquiry process, and what issues should be considered. Summaries from the pre-inquiry design sessions will be posted online and, once the engagement process is complete, a final summary of what was heard during the sessions and through the online survey will be posted online.

At the 2015 UBCM Convention, UBCM members endorsed resolution 2015-B111, calling on the federal government to convene a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada, and encouraging UBCM member action. Any members that utilize the online survey to submit feedback on inquiry design are requested to forward a copy to Angela Turner, UBCM Policy Analyst.

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