Ontario announces new strategy to combat violence against Indigenous women and girls

Press Statement May 27, 2021 (source: Ontario.ca)

“The Ontario government is taking further action to address the disproportionate rate of violence against Indigenous women and girls. The province has released a strategy developed in collaboration with Indigenous partners that reinforces Ontario‚Äôs commitment to act on 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 supports for Indigenous women, children, and Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, plus (2SLGBTQQIA+) people, 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.

Please read full press release here:

https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000208/ontario-taking-action-to-combat-violence-against-indigenous-women-and-girls