Aftercare Services

The National Inquiry’s Aftercare Support

What kind of support is the National Inquiry able to provide?

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is committed to working in a trauma-informed way and to making culturally appropriate support available to families and survivors of violence who shared their truths during the Truth Gathering process.

Short term Aftercare services are available to families and survivors who participated. National Inquiry outreach and support workers work directly with families and survivors to create a plan of care that outlines their support needs.

Best efforts will be made to use existing external resources to support identified needs. Where there are no services or financial supports available, the National Inquiry will provide financial support of up to $3,500 to implement services outlined in the plan of care. Support can be provided for up to three consecutive months or upon the completion of the National Inquiry, whichever occurs first.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible for aftercare support if you are registered with the National Inquiry and have shared your truth in the Truth Gathering process.

What support services qualify?

Short-Term Aftercare services may include;

  • referrals to existing support services and programs that may have financial implications such as treatment centers, counselling, on the land healing programs;
  • costs to attend ceremonial events;
  • traditional healing and counselling from an established Healer/ Elder/ Cultural Liaison;
  • western counselling from a qualified professional in his or her field;
  • memorial and commemoration events/ceremonies;
  • workshops related to healing and wellness, may include suicide intervention, grief and loss, working through trauma;
  • activities that support and enrich physical wellness; and
  • other reasonable items may be considered upon special request and approval.

What are the next steps?

Eligible family members and survivors of violence will be contacted by a case support worker. If your contact information has changed or you have questions, please email the National Inquiry at profile@ or through the toll-free line at: 1-844-348-4119 and a member of the outreach and support services team will contact you.

Where can I go for immediate support?

Your well-being is important to us. If you require immediate support, please contact our toll free 24/7 support line at 1.844.413.6646 to speak to a counsellor. The service is available in English, French, Cree, Anishnaabemowin (Ojibway) and Inuktitut.

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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