The federal pathway

The Government of Canada has come together to create a plan for departments to support systemic change to address the tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls (MMIWG) and Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (2SLGBTQQIA+) people.

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About the federal pathway

On June 2, 2021, the Government of Canada launched the Federal Pathway to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People. It is a key component of a much broader effort to end the national tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, so that they are safe and free from violence, no matter where they live, work or travel.

The federal pathway is part of the larger national action plan, 2021 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People National Action Plan: Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People. The national action plan, centered around the National Family and Survivor Circle, was co-developed by:

Like the national action plan, the federal pathway will evolve to remain effective in ending the national tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.

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Progress we've made

June 3, 2022 marked the first anniversary of the launch of the national action plan and the federal pathway. To mark that date, a progress report on the initiatives outlined in the federal pathway has been prepared and includes:

To learn more, consult:

Funding investments and initiatives

Budget 2021 proposed $2.2 billion over 5 years and $160.9 million per year to support over 40 programs and initiatives across federal departments in the federal pathway. Learn more: Government of Canada investments to support Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people

This table lists programs and initiatives that have been put in place to provide funding to organizations by investing under the federal pathway.

Program or initiative Department Theme
Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program Canadian Heritage Culture
Indigenous Screen Office funding programs Canadian Heritage Culture
Indigenous documentary heritage initiatives Library and Archives Canada Culture
Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program CIRNAC Culture
Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities Canadian Heritage Health and Wellness
Actions to address anti-Indigenous racism in health systems Indigenous Services Canada Health and Wellness
Addressing Racism and Discrimination in Canada's Health Systems Health Canada Health and Wellness
Co-development of Distinctions-Based Indigenous Health Legislation Indigenous Services Canada Health and Wellness
Improving access to safe, clean drinking water in First Nation communities Indigenous Services Canada Health and Wellness
Co-development of Infrastructure Plans Indigenous Services Canada Health and Wellness
Indigenous community infrastructure fund Indigenous Services Canada Health and Wellness
Indigenous Shelter and Transitional Housing Initiative Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Health and Wellness
Support for the Wellbeing of Families and Survivors of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People Contribution Program Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Health and Wellness
Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework Indigenous Services Canada Health and Wellness
Executive Summary of Agreement-in-Principle on Long-Term Reform Indigenous Services Canada Health and Wellness
Reducing the number of Indigenous children in care via the An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families. Indigenous Services Canada Health and Wellness
Comprehensive Violence Prevention Strategy Indigenous Services Canada Human Safety and Security
Increasing access to employment and skills development for First Nations and Inuit youth Indigenous Services Canada Human Safety and Security
First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy pilot Indigenous Services Canada Human Safety and Security
Aboriginal Community Safety Planning Initiative Public Safety Human Safety and Security
Northern and Aboriginal Crime Prevention Fund Public Safety Human Safety and Security
Reaching Home : Canada's Homelessness Strategy Infrastructure Canada Human Safety and Security
National Housing Strategy Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Human Safety and Security
Indigenous reintegration program Correctional Service of Canada Human Safety and Security
Rural Transit Solutions Fund Infrastructure Canada Human Safety and Security
Pathways to Safe Indigenous Communities Initiative Indigenous Services Canada Human Safety and Security
Indigenous Women's Entrepreneurship (IWE), with the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) NACCA, with Indigenous Services Canada Human Safety and Security
Increasing the Capacity of Indigenous Women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ Organizations to address Gender-based violence Women and Gender Equality Human Safety and Security
Elementary and Secondary Education on Reserve – Additional Funding Indigenous Services Canada Human Safety and Security
Before and after school programming for First Nations students on reserve Indigenous Services Canada Human Safety and Security
Systemic change informed by Gladue Principles to address Indigenous overrepresentation in the criminal justice system Justice Canada Justice
Consultation and cooperation on the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration Act) Justice Canada Justice
Indigenous Justice Program (IJP) Justice Canada Justice
Indigenous Justice Strategy addressing systemic barriers in the criminal justice system Justice Canada Justice
Implementation of Bill S-3: Eliminating known sex-based inequities in registration Indigenous Services Canada Justice
Co-development of legislation that recognizes First Nations policing as an essential service Justice Canada Justice
First Nations and Inuit Police Facilities Program Public Safety Justice
First Nations and Inuit Policing Program Public Safety Justice
Supporting Indigenous Women's and 2SLGBTQQIA+ Organizations program Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Organizational capacity and coordination
Indigenous-Led Data Research Projects program Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Data
Justice Data Modernization Initiative Justice Canada Data
Disaggregated Data Action Plan Statistics Canada Data
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