Federal Pathway Annual Progress Report At A Glance - Executive Summary

Federal Pathway Annual Progress Report At A Glance - Executive Summary

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The 2021 Federal Pathway to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People is the Government of Canada's contribution to the (PDF Version, 6,93 MB, 113 pages) 2021 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People National Action Plan: Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People (PDF). Both the national action plan and the federal pathway were released on June 3, 2021.

The Federal Pathway Annual Progress Report provides an account of work completed between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. It is organized per theme:

In addition, it also reports on a fifth area: organizational capacity and coordination. By supporting the implementation principles from the federal pathway, as well as implementing new initiatives and programs in key thematic areas, the Government of Canada continues to work with families and survivors, Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations, national indigenous organizations, regional and grassroots representatives and with provinces and territories to ensure that the work moving forward responds to the needs and priorities of those most impacted.

This executive summary provides key highlights per theme, a brief overview of work to monitor progress and some information on what will be some future work in 2022 to 2023. We invite you to consult the Federal Pathway Annual Progress Report for full information on all of the initiatives, including scope, timeline, milestones and links to the Calls for Justice and Calls for Miskotahâ. Although there has been some progress made on the initiative in 2021 to 2022, the Government of Canada recognizes that there is a much more work ahead.

Key highlights: Culture

Key highlights: Health and wellness

Key highlights: Human safety and security

Key highlights: Justice

Key highlights: Organizational capacity and coordination

The new Supporting Indigenous Women's and 2SLGBTQQIA+ Organizations program was launched with a Call for Proposals. This 2021-22 call resulted in 20 project funding agreements with 4 national organizations and 13 regional and community-level Indigenous women's organizations and 3 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations.

Monitoring progress

Data in all forms (quantitative and qualitative) are important to monitor what is changing, and how. There have been some improvements in the data landscape but there are still many challenges, especially when it comes to information about Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.

To start to address these challenges, there are several projects and initiatives that focus on expanding disaggregated data as well as supporting prevention-based data and strengths-based approaches including:

We invite you to consult the full Annual Progress Report for more information on these and other data initiatives.

Looking forward

As identified by Indigenous partners, there is still much work to do. This includes addressing gaps and partner priorities in several areas, including:

In addition, some of the specific initiatives planned for 2022 to 2023 include:


Since the launch of the Federal Pathway on June 3, 2021, federal organizations have been working on the commitments. Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people have the right to be safe and the Government of Canada is committed to doing its part to ensure that its programs, services meet the needs of those who they are intended to serve. Moving forward, the federal government, its departments and agencies will engage in ongoing discussions with Indigenous partners, families and survivors to collaborate better, to further identify areas of future work, and to monitor what is working.

The Government of Canada remains committed to the vision of a transformed Canada where Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, wherever they are, live free from violence, and are celebrated, honoured, respected, valued, treated equitably, safe and secure.

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