Issued on behalf of the MMIWG National Action Plan Core Working Group
Ottawa, Ontario (June 2, 2021) — A National Family and Survivors Circle has worked with the Core Working Group and eight sub-working groups to co-develop a National Action Plan that will drive transformative change to end systemic racism and violence against First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ peoples.
The National Action Plan will be released at a virtual ceremony on Thursday June 3, 2021, at 11 a.m., EDT.
The National Action Plan will be available for download at 11 am on Thursday June 3, at: MMIWG2Splus-nationalactionplan.ca
The National Action Plan and news release will be available to media under embargo at 9 am on Thursday June 3. To obtain copies, please contact CIRNAC media relations: (819) 934-2302, RCAANC.media.CIRNAC@canada.ca.
The webcast will also be available via teleconference, in English, French and Inuktitut:
- French line: 1-888-265-0903, Passcode: 2438981#
- English line: 1-877-413-4815 Passcode: 1080977#
- Inuktitut: 1-866-805-7923 Passcode: 5796112#
Health supports are available, by calling 1-844-413-6649. This is a national, toll-free 24/7 crisis call line providing support for anyone who requires emotional assistance related to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Emotional support is also available from Family Information Liaison Units, which provide specialized services to families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Members of the media who wish to speak with participants following the ceremony are invited to contact the following individuals/organizations: