Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-spirit+ People

Changing the Story to Upholding Dignity and Justice: Yukon’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-spirit+ People Strategy

The Yukon Advisory Committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-spirit People (MMIWG2S+) have created a Yukon Strategy on MMIWG2S+ in response to Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. This strategy takes a Yukon approach to addressing violence against Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people.

Read Yukon’s MMIWG2S+ strategy.

Supporting the Yukon's MMIWG2S+ Strategy: Key Actions from Government of Yukon

In 2020, the Yukon Advisory Committee on MMMIWG2S+ released Changing the Story to Upholding Dignity and Justice: Yukon’s MMIWG2S+ Strategy to address violence against Indigenous women, girls and two spirited individuals. This reporting document highlights key actions the Yukon government has taken in support of the Yukon's MMIWG2S+ Strategy.

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Yukon Advisory Committee on MMIWG2S+ Priorities

In 2020, partners and contributors to the MMIWG2S+ Strategy joined together in ceremony to pledge their commitment to end violence against Indigenous women and to work together to implement Changing the Story to Upholding Dignity and Justice: Yukon’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-spirit+ People Strategy.

Since that time, the Yukon Advisory Committee (YAC) has been working to create an Implementation Plan which will  provide guidance and greater specificity to the Strategy. In the undertaking of this work, several priorities emerged and were released at the inaugural Accountability Forum. These priorities are derived from the four paths of the Strategy and connect to many of the 31 action items.

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Background

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

In June 2019, the National Inquiry released Reclaiming Power and Place; The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The Final Report delivers 231 Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians.

Read the final report.

Get support

Contact Government of Yukon's Victim Services

Phone: 867-667-8500

Phone toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, extension 8500

Whitehorse

In person: 301 Jarvis Street, 2nd floor
Phone: 867-667-8500
Toll free: 1-800-661-0408, extension 8500

Dawson City

In person: 813B 3rd Avenue
Phone: 867-993-5831

Watson Lake

In person: 820 Adela Trail
Phone: 867-536-2541

National crisis phone line

This 24-hour crisis phone line is available to provide support for anyone who requires assistance. It is free of charge.

Phone toll free: 1-844-413-6649

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Questions regarding the Yukon's MMIWG2S+ Strategy can be sent to the Senior Advisor on Missing and Murderd Indigenous Women and Girls by email at Lisa.Dewhurst@yukon.ca or by calling 867-667-8450