Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women’s Initiative – Community Engagement Session

The government of Alberta is working to enhance services to families of murdered and missing Aboriginal women. We need your input. 

Stakeholders and service providers are welcome to participate in an upcoming community engagement session. Research has shown that Aboriginal women are twice as likely to be violently victimized and/or murdered compared to non-Aboriginal women so it is critical to ensure there is an effective response to this issue. You can assist by telling us what helps, what doesn’t help, and what is needed when a loved one goes missing or murdered. Collectively we can identify and address service delivery gaps for families of missing and murdered women who are victims of crime. 

We hope to create resource materials to assist victims and their families, and ensure there is a culturally sensitive response. Please join us:

            Date: February 26th, 2014

            Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 P.m.

            Venue: Lethbridge Public Library, 810 – 5th Avenue South

Snacks and lunch will be provided.

Anyone interested in participating is asked to complete and return the registration form by Feb. 21.

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Media inquiries may be directed to

Doris Gladue
Community Engagement Specialist, MMAW (Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women) Initiative
Victims Programs
Policy and Program Development Branch
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
Phone (780) 644-1806 Cell: (780) 235-2936
doris.gladue@gov.ab.ca