Documents and Reports

Most of the resources in the Community Safety Toolkit are available online and can be viewed here.  We have been granted permission to include each of these resources.  If you are unable to make it to either of the next two training sessions please contact us to see about other training opportunities.

Highway of Tears Symposium Recommendations Report

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: A National Operational Overview
May 2014

In late 2013, the Commissioner of the RCMP initiated an RCMP-led study of reported incidents of missing and murdered Aboriginal women across all police jurisdictions in Canada.

This report summarizes that effort and will guide Canadian Police operational decision-making on a solid foundation. It will mean more targeted crime prevention, better community engagement and enhanced accountability for criminal investigations. It will also assist operational planning from the detachment to the national level.

House of Commons Canada
Invisible Women: A Call To Action
March 2014

A report on missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Report of the Special Committee on Violence Against indigenous Women.

Human Rights Watch
Those Who Take Us Away: Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada
February 2014

The report documents both ongoing police failures to protect indigenous women and girls in the north from violence and violent behavior by police officers against women and girls.

Missing Women Commission of Inquiry
Forsaken: The Report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry
November 2012

A report by The Honourable Wally T. Oppal, QC, following the inquiry into the investigations conducted between January 23, 1997 and February 5, 2002, by police forces in British Columbia respecting women reported missing from the Downtown Eastside of the City of Vancouver.

Native Women's Association of Canada
What Their Stories Tell Us: Research findings from the Sisters In Spirit Initiative

This report is the result of the Sisters In Spirit Initiative, a 5 a five-year research, education and policy initiative supported by Status of Women Canada – to address the root causes, circumstances and trends of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.

This project was made possible through a generous contribution from the Civil Forfeiture Office in partnership with Victim Services and Crime Prevention Division, Ministry of Justice.