Ontario announces new strategy to combat violence against Indigenous women and girls
Indigenous Canada flag, designed by Mulidzas-Curtis Wilson. (Supplied by the City of Campbell River)
The Ontario government says it’s taking further action to address the disproportionate rate of violence against Indigenous women and girls.
Officials have released a strategy developed with Indigenous partners intended to reinforce the calls for justice in the Final Report Of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
The plan addresses critical gaps in support including the need for better access to stable housing, health care, education and employment.
It includes 118 initiatives organized under six pathways that officials say will help create the changes required to eliminate the root causes of violence and advance meaningful reconciliation.