Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
Indigenous women and girls in Canada face greater risks of violence and homicide. The health and safety of these women in our communities is a priority for the RCMP.
RCMP reports on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
In 2013, the RCMP Commissioner called for a report on these crimes. Our reports provided us, and all Canadians, with the most accurate accounts to date on the issue.
- Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women : National Operational Overview (2014)
- Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women : 2015 Update to the National Operational Overview
- Working Together to End Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls National Scan of RCMP Initiatives May 2017
Actions and initiatives
We continue to actively investigate unresolved cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. We fully support any action that will:
- benefit Indigenous communities
- address the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
- reduce violence
Our present and past initiatives include:
- An annual campaign on Canada's Missing
- Providing information about missing persons in Canada
- An awareness campaign featuring posters created in partnership with the Native Women's Association of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations
- A Public Service Announcement featuring Shania Twain
- A Public Service Announcement featuring Jordin Tootoo
Results and reports from the national inquiry
In September 2016, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls began. The RCMP established a team based in Ottawa to support the National Inquiry.
In June 2018, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki attended the Institutional Hearings. She delivered a statement of apology to the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
In June 2019, following the release of the National Inquiry's Final Report, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki issued a statement to thank the National Inquiry Commissioners for their important work. She also thanked the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and survivors, who courageously spoke their truths.
In June 2020, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki issued a statement to reaffirm the RCMP's commitment to improving relationships with Indigenous communities, supporting survivors and families, and ensuring that investigations are robust, professional and result in justice for the victims and their families.
For more information about the National Inquiry, please see:
- Inquiry Interim Report
- National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
- Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
The television series "Taken" profiles cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women with the goal of generating more leads in these cases. RCMP Members have participated in several episodes.
Please help our investigations into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
If you have any information about any RCMP case or investigation:
- please contact your local RCMP detachment directly
- call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
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