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:
- representatives of First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Indigenous grass roots organizations
- Indigenous, provincial and territorial governments
- Indigenous urban and 2SLGBTQI+ 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 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:
- reporting on how the Government of Canada's work in 2021-2022 reflects the Principles for Implementation
- key highlights and updates per initiative and per theme
- information on efforts to improve the quality of data
- a look ahead to 2022-2023
To learn more, consult:
- The Federal Pathway Annual Progress Report
- The plain-language summary of the progress report: 2021-2022 Federal Pathway Annual Progress Report: Summary
- Work we did before the release of the national action plan
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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