Part II: Institutional Hearings

Part II-Institutional Hearings of our Truth Gathering Process focus on the testimony of those who work in institutions.  These hearings are conducted differently than the Community Hearings where families and survivors shared their truths. Commissioners, to gain the most complete understanding of the critical issues surrounding missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, listen to testimony.  Families and survivors are welcome to attend and observe. Please note that no personal statements, or evidence from survivors or loved ones will be gathered during the hearings.

Institutional Hearings examine the systemic causes of institutionalized violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA peoples and the policies and practices that are in place to keep women and girls safe.

Through a series of Institutional hearings, the National Inquiry examines issues such as policing practices and relationships with Indigenous communities and hear from government service providers, health authorities and others. The National Inquiry also hear from grassroots and community organizations (both Indigenous and non-Indigenous) to gather their knowledge and on-the-ground experience.

Members of the public are welcome to attend all Institutional Hearings as observers.