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, and intersex (2SLGBTQI+) 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 2SLGBTQI+ 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 2SLGBTQI+ 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:

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Funding investments

Budget 2021 proposed historic investments to support the implementation of the federal pathway and directly contribute to ending violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people. These investments support over 50 programs and initiatives across 25 federal departments and agencies.

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