Family Information Liaison Units (FILUs)

Family Information Liaison Units (FILUs) provide specialized services to families of missing and murdered Indigenous people.

FILUs help families access all the available information they are seeking about their missing and murdered loved ones from multiple government sources. FILUs are delivered through victim services and Indigenous community organizations and are available in every province and territory.

The Units were established in 2016 and have since worked in parallel with the work of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The National Inquiry’s Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The two volume report calls for transformative legal and social changes to resolve the crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across the country.

The Final Report is comprised of the truths of more than 2,380 family members, survivors of violence, experts and Knowledge Keepers shared over two years of cross-country public hearings and evidence gathering. It delivers 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians.

Support Line for those affected by MMIWG: Toll free, 24/7: 1-844-413-6649

Hope for Wellness Help Line

The Hope for Wellness Helpline is available to all Indigenous people across Canada. Experienced and culturally competent counsellors are reachable by telephone and online ‘chat’ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For immediate help call toll-free 1-855-242-3310

Both telephone and online chat services are available in English and French.

Telephone support is also available upon request in: Cree, Ojibway (Anishinaabemowin), and Inuktitut. Note: Supports in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut are not available 24/7, so you may need to call in to find out the next time that a language-speaker will be available.

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

The Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) is a provincial organization providing essential services to residential school survivors/students, their families and loved ones, and Indigenous people experiencing intergenerational trauma. The ever-changing and growing team at the IRSSS also provides dedicated and specialized services to support people, families and communities affected by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).

Contact the IRSS toll-free at 1-800-721-0066 or visit their website at

Moosehide Campaign

The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children.

Wearing this moose hide signifies your commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and children in your life and to work together to end violence against women and children.

Crimestoppers Tip Line

If you have any tips on any cases related to a missing or murdered loved one, you can anonymously leave your tip by calling the Crimestoppers tip line: 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

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