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If you registered prior to April 20, 2018 with the National Inquiry to share your truths (testify) and your contact information has changed or you did not provide it, please email as soon as possible or phone toll-free at 1-844-348-4119.

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women-Read Full Statememt

Read Commissioner Audette's opinion piece

Commemorating the women killed during the Ecole Polytechnique massacre in the Huffpost, in French only

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Final Submissions from Parties with Standing – Fall 2018

November 26-30, 2018, Calgary, AB
December 10-14, 2018, Ottawa, ON

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Our Women and Girls
are Sacred

In response to calls for action from Indigenous families, communities and organizations, as well as non-governmental and international organizations, the Government of Canada launched an entirely independent National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in September 2016.

Composed of four Commissioners from across the country, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is a legal process independent from federal, provincial and territorial governments, crown corporations and Indigenous forms of government. The Commissioners’ mandate is to gather evidence, and to examine and report on the systemic causes of all forms of violence against Indigenous women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA individuals in Canada by looking at patterns and underlying factors.

Shining a light on all the causes of violence, murders, and disappearances is a daunting task. But it is a necessary one. We are exposing hard truths about the devastating impacts of colonization, racism and sexism—aspects of Canadian society that many Canadians are reluctant to accept. Our goal is to offer effective recommendations that will enhance and ensure the safety of our women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA individuals.

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