Stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people are being uncovered every day.
The crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls was the subject of a three-year National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) that produced a report ‘Reclaiming Power and Place’ and 231 Calls for Justice outlining the actions that are needed to stop violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.
Since the National Inquiry closed in 2019, the Government of Canada has been tasked with creating a National Action Plan to address this crisis, yet very little work has been done.
Since the National Inquiry, there has been an increased perception that this crisis has been resolved. This is not the case.
This website is dedicated to telling the full story.
What is Safe Passage?
Safe Passage is a project developed by the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) to help individuals learn more about missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people in Canada.
Despite the work done during the National Inquiry, there is still a great deal we do not know about the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. There has never been a national, coordinated effort by police or government to investigate the full scope of this crisis. That’s where Safe Passage comes in.
With a holistic national database, dedicated research, and educational tools, Safe Passage seeks to inspire a transformational change. This project is the first of its kind, led by Indigenous women, documenting and researching this legacy of systemic violence.
Together, we can end this crisis and restore Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people’s place in the world as sacred, loved, and honoured people.
Mapping and database
This database will serve as a centre of information to map these crimes and to begin to show the scale of this crisis. As Safe Passage evolves, this data can be a tool for research and a solid base for future inquiries and actions.
We have created an interactive map and data visualizations to display MMIWG cases across Canada, sourced from CBC's publicly available data and information submitted to Safe Passage.
Training to break the cycle
In collaboration with our partners, we have developed a collection of resources that are designed to educate, raise awareness and break the cycle of violence and loss.
The training includes awareness training for Indigenous community members as well as materials for people working in the transportation and hospitality industries.
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
Truckers Against Trafficking
Share your piece of the story
With more data, we can uncover the full story, protect the next generation and advocate for a safer future. If you have information about a case, share it here.