Canada funds Caring Hearts Counselling to help missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls’ families

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Ottawa/cmedia: Canada’s ongoing national tragedy that needs to end violence against Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (2SLGBTQQIA+) people in Canada.

Canada Government’s priority in supporting the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people on their healing journey is to ensure that community-based organizations have the tools and resources they need to deliver services for families of MMIWG and specialized victim service programs.

An amount of $37.68 million in funding has been committed by Justice Canada since 2016 to support 30 Indigenous-led projects to provide community-based services. 

David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced today the financial support of $332,270 over three years starting on September 24, 2020, through the Department of Justice Canada’s Victims Fund to Regina-based Caring Hearts Counselling for the development of a model for culturally appropriate education to support the families of MMIWG in their healing journey.

The project also focuses on increasing strong Indigenous partnerships to provide cultural perspectives and foster a more culturally sensitive approach to better reflect the needs of families of MMIWG.