People want to live in peace in order to learn, work, have children, create and share. On frequent occasions, that peace is threatened, preventing those intentions from happening. Here are some resources that will help you protect yourself and allow you to provide help to others.
Ininiwak nóté pimátisiwak péyatakénimowinihk isi kita kiskinohamákosicik, kita atoskécik, kita ocawásimisicik, kita osicikécik ékwa kita pakwénamákécik. Máka askaw anima péyatakénimowin maci asotamáképaniw, éká kita ispaniki aniki ká sapwénitamowina. Èkoni oko atiht wíciwéwina kita wícikoyan kita nákacisoyan ékwa mína kita wiciyacik pakán awíyakak.
The Ka Ni Kanichihk Missing Persons & Persons at Risk Toolkit was made by the family members of people who have gone missing. In addition to a thorough missing persons toolkit, there are several resources for at risk individuals.
Native Women’s Association of Canada – Sisters in Spirit
Information about the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
The Empowering Internet Safety Guide for Women (vpnMentor)
Grandmother’s Voice – Forming the Future, Preserving the Past
Disclaimer: Takentheseries.com does not endorse any organization listed here, nor does Takentheseries.com offer resources. This list of supports is for informational purposes only.
Ká pakiténitamék: È-mosci masinahikatéki oko poko ota kita wicikoyan.
There are several organizations set in place to help people under riskful health situations. This is an organized list of the main groups that will provide support in times of need and will help protect you or someone you care about.
Atiht oko takwanwa kwayaskascikéwina kita wícihicik ininiwak oma ká mamáninikécik minomacihowin oci. Èkoni oko ká masinahikatéki kita wícikoyan éka ci awíyak kanakaténimat kita wícisot.
Drug Rehab Connections
The Drug Rehab Connections community is made up of those who want to help and give back. We are here to share our stories of recovery and hope as we begin the steps together towards rehab and recovery.
COVID-19 and Our Mental Health
Websites: COVID-19 and Our Mental Health, and Mental Health Professionals Survey Results:
Current events have disrupted our communities in unprecedented ways, leading to loss of jobs, long periods of social isolation to interrupted or deferred school, travel, and schedules. Many people have been facing increased stress and uncertainty. Many people could be turning to drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with the impact of the coronavirus. Here are some useful statistics, based in the USA. You are not alone.
Blood Tribe Youth Wellness Centre
Location: Hwy 2, Standoff, AB, T0L 1Y0
Residential Addictions Treatment Program, Department of Health and Social Services
Location: P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2L9
Dilico Adult Residential Treatment Centre
Location: 200 Anemki Place, Fort William First Nation, ON, P7J 1L6
Eagles Nest Recovery House
Location: 44 Eagles Nest Avenue, Indian Brook, Sipekne’katik First Nation, NS
Mi’kmaw Lodge Treatment
Location: 70 Gabriel Street, Eskasoni, NS, B1W 1B4
Provincial Addictions Treatment Facility
Location: 2814 Rte 215, Mount Herbert, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8
A Guide to Understanding the Connection and Reducing Risk
Free 24/7 support for people in crisis. Text HOME to 686868 in Canada to text with a trained Crisis Responder.
Qimaavik Transition House
Location: 3118 Apax, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0
Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, N2A 3N9/N1R 8M5
Phone (Cambridge): 519-653-2422
Phone (Kitchener-Waterloo): 519-742-5894
Location: 4373, ave. de l’Esplanade, Montréal, QC, H2W 1T2
Tłı̨chǫ Government Victim Services
Location: P.O. Box 412, Behchokǫ̀, NT, X0E 0Y0
Phone: 867-392-6381 Ext. 1332
Victim Services in NWT (Community Justice – Department of
Location: 4903 49th St, P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2L9
Division of Justice
Location: P.O. Box 1000 Station 200, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0
Office for Victims of Crime
Location: 700 Bay Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Z6
Department of Justice – Victims of crime – Rights, remedies and
Location: 1200, route de l’Église, 6e étage, Sainte-Foy, QC, G1V 4M1
Victim Services Program
Location: Fredericton, NB, E3B 1T9
Phone: Bathurst 506-547-2924
Grand Falls 506-473-7706
St. John 506-658-3742
St. Stephen 506-466-7414
Location: St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
Phone: Provincial Office 709-729-7970
Happy Valley – Goose Bay 709-729-7970 OR 709-896-3251
St. John’s 709-729-0900
Grand Falls – Windsor 709-729-0900 OR 709-896-3251 OR 709-292-4508
Gander 709-256-1028 OR 709-256-1070
Corner Brook 709-637-2614
Carbonear 709-945-3019 OR 709-945-3046
Stephenville 709-643-6588 OR 709-643-6618
Port Saunders 709-861-2147
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The primary data source used to create this interactive infographic is Dr. Maryanne Pearce’s, H.B.A., M.A, doctoral thesis An Awkward Silence: Missing and Murdered Vulnerable Women in Canada and the Canadian Justice System, which includes a database of missing and murdered women and girls in Canada. The database has been updated continually (July 5, 2016), and has been used by CBC for their special series on Indigenous women and girls, the Globe and Mail, and APTN, as well as the RCMP, provincial/territorial governments, non-governmental organizations and grassroots groups across the country.
The data was interpreted by Dr. Tracey Peter, an Associate Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Peter helped transform the data into an odds ratio – a ratio that represents the odds an outcome will occur given a particular exposure, compared to the odds of the outcome occurring in the absence of that exposure.
To create the odds ratio she combined Dr. Maryanne Pearce’s data with Statistics Canada 2011 National Household Survey and newethncity/nnnewstatus variables. All data was then filtered by the last 10 years of murdered or missing women. She recommended focussing analysis on the last 10 years because the population data is based on 2011 (approximately 5 years before and after that date), but to go back further would be difficult since there are more widespread population changes. Finally, the per capita representation was determined allowing for a fair 1:1 comparison between each ethnic group.
Dr. Tracey Peter is an Associate Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba. Her general research and publication interests include: research methods/applied statistics, mental health and well-being, issues of homophobia and transphobia /LGBTQ-inclusive education, trauma and violence, suicide prevention, and social inequality and marginalization.