Aftercare Services

The National Inquiry’s Aftercare Support

As the National Inquiry’s mandate ended in June 2019, longer-term aftercare services are available through Indigenous Services Canada.

What kind of support does Indigenous Services Canada provide?

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) covers counselling and cultural support services for survivors, family members and those affected by the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. More information is available at the ISC Services Page.

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.  
Transportation assistance may be offered when professional counselling and cultural support services are not locally available.

Where can I go for immediate support?

Your well-being is important to us. If you require immediate support, please contact this national, independent 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.

Where can I go for help?

If you have questions about your missing and murdered loved ones, Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU) members work directly with families to gather information from government services and agencies, such as child protection, polices services and coroner’s offices, to address outstanding questions about the loss of their loved ones. For more information about the services they offer or to find a contact near you, visit the FILU webpage on the Department of Justice website.

Aftercare Stories

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.”

Wolastoqey Territory

“The National Inquiry allowed my family to heal and move on.”

A Family Member
Terrace BC

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