Work we are doing to end this national tragedy

Since 2015, the Government of Canada has worked across departments towards a Canada free of violence against Indigenous women, girls, Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual people (2SLGBTQQIA+).

Together with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners, we have developed the different components of the national action plan to respond to the issues identified in the Calls for Justice. Everyone has developed their own part of the whole-of-Canada response to the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). This national inquiry was the first one that included the federal government and all the provinces and territories.

We want to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people and foster healing. Families and survivors of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities are at the core of the development to ensure the principle of "nothing about us, without us" is upheld. Actions from across the country are needed to truly address violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people and end this national tragedy.

The Government of Canada did not wait for the Final Report to be published to act. This page lists what we have been doing since 2015, based on the 4 themes identified in the Final Report. The federal component of the national action plan follows these themes below. This webpage will be updated as new actions are taken and new information is available.

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Health and wellness

Human security and safety

Justice

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