The National Inquiry’s Aftercare Support
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is committed to working in a trauma-informed way and to making culturally appropriate support available to families and survivors of violence who shared their truths during the Truth Gathering process.
Short-term aftercare services have been available to families and survivors who participated, and follow-up continues. If your contact information has changed or you have questions, please email the National Inquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect through the toll-free line at: 1-844-348-4119 and a member of the outreach and support services team will contact you.
However, as the National Inquiry will conclude in 2019, the deadline to receive aftercare from the National Inquiry is March 15, 2019. We encourage family members and survivors who shared their truths with the National Inquiry to access long-term aftercare services through Indigenous Services Canada.
What kind of support does Indigenous Services Canada provide?
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) covers mental health counselling and cultural support services for survivors, family members and those affected by the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, from now until 2020.
What support services qualify?
Cultural supports are provided by local Indigenous organizations who coordinate the services of Elders, traditional healers, and/or Indigenous community-based workers. Cultural supports will listen, talk, provide support, and can provide specific services chosen by the individual such as traditional healing, ceremonies, teachings and dialogue.
Professional counselling is provided by psychologists and social workers that enroll with Indigenous Services Canada. They will listen, talk, and assists individuals to provide support and find ways of healing.
Assistance with transportation may be offered when professional counselling and cultural support services are not locally available.
To find out more about programs and to access services please contact your Regional Office below:
British Columbia: 1-877-477-0775
Northern: 1- 866-509-1769
Where can I go for immediate support?
Your well-being is important to us. If you require immediate support, please contact our toll free 24/7 support line at 1-844-413-6649 to speak to a counsellor. The service is available in English, French, Cree, Anishnaabemowin (Ojibway) and Inuktitut.
Personal experiences with The National Inquiry’s Aftercare Services.
“I am so thankful for all my support and the care that I was given. I was able to walk across the stage at the Mount Saint Vincent University to be awarded my Masters Degree in Education, with my mother’s spirit walking with me hand in hand, and heart to heart.”
Natalie Gloade Millbrook First Nation- Turtle Island
“The National Inquiry into MMIWG has provided such strength and safety to my family.”
“The National Inquiry allowed my family to heal and move on.”
A Family Member
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