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. This plan is called the Federal Pathway to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People.
The federal pathway is a key 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:
- representatives of First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Indigenous grass roots organizations
- Indigenous, provincial and territorial governments
- Indigenous urban and 2SLGBTQQIA+ leaders
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.
Federal Pathway to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People
The complete text of the federal pathway.
Key initiatives and investments
Budget 2021 proposes $2.2 billion over 5 years and $160.9 million per year to respond to the Calls for Justice.
Support for the Wellbeing of Families and Survivors of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People Contribution Program
Funding projects that provide support, assistance and services for Indigenous families and survivors on their healing journeys.
Indigenous-Led Data Research Projects program
Funding for improving data methodologies specific to missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.
Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program
Contribution program to support Indigenous communities in re-establishing and revitalizing cultural spaces.