Message to family members and organizations,
We are forwarding you information from the Commission regarding the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please feel free to share this information with others. Our apologies if you have received duplicate emails.
Families Wanting to Participate in the National Inquiry Hearings
The Commission is asking family members, loved ones and survivors of violence wanting to share their experiences with, or testify before, the National Inquiry to please email the National Inquiry at Profile@mmiwg-ffada.ca with your name, contact information, and location. A member of the Commission’s team will follow up.
If you have any questions regarding the National Inquiry process, you can contact the Commission by:
- Phone: 1-844-348-4119
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: PO Box 500, Station A, Vancouver, BC V6C 2N3.
There will be several ways to share evidence, testimony and stories with the Commission, including sessions with statement takers.
Signing up to Receive Updates from the Commission
For those who wish to receive regular updates from the Commission related to the National Inquiry, a sign-up form has been set up on the Commission’s official website at: http://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/en/contact-us/ . Anyone can sign-up to receive email updates regardless of whether they will be sharing their experiences with the Commission.
Applications for Standing
Please note that the Commission has posted on the Inquiry website a notice regarding applications for standing at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The Notice sets out the types of standing that may be granted (regional, national or issue-specific), who may apply for standing, and the criteria that will be considered by the Commission when granting standing. The Notice confirms that the Commissioners will determine the extent to which a party granted standing might participate in the various Parts of the Inquiry. The Commission has posted an Application for Standing form to be completed when applying for standing, which may be found at: http://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/en/legal-notices-and-documents/. The deadline for applying for standing at the Inquiry is April 18, 2017.
Family members and survivors of violence do not require standing to share their experiences with the Commission.
The Commission website states:
“For family members and survivors of violence: If you want to share your experiences with, or testify before, the National Inquiry, you do NOT require standing. You will be a “witness”. Therefore you do not need to fill out the Application for Standing. Furthermore, you will not be required to apply for funding under the standing process. Your reasonable expenses for attending a fact-gathering hearing (travel, accommodation, meals, child care) will be covered under a separate process. The funding form that follows is ONLY for those seeking standing, not for those who will be sharing their tragic experiences with the National Inquiry.”