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:

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.

Consult the complete text of the Federal Pathway to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People.

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Government of Canada investments

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.

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Programs

On August 12, 2021, the Government of Canada announced investments of $180 million for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada to launch 4 new programs under the federal pathway to support families and survivors, revitalize culture and languages and to enhance data quality specific to Indigenous needs:

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